Getting Rid of our iPad was the Best Decision Ever

Getting Rid of our iPad was the Best Decision Ever
A little over a week ago, we had a meeting with my daughter’s teacher about some issues.  Among other topics we discussed, one area where I am concerned about is always telling the truth.  Families need to be honest with one another. My husband thought our girl’s lies and attitude came, in part, from Disney... Read more »

What is a Sensory Disorder?

What is a Sensory Disorder?
What is a Sensory Disorder?  That is the honest question I continue to hear from my interested friends and family.  If you aren’t a sensory parent, you might be oblivious to the challenges of many children around you.   According to WebMD, “Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Potato Salad

Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Potato Salad
This unique salad from Fresh Bites Daily is one that gets better with time.  When I served it with dinner, I had made it about an hour prior and it was fine.  The next day it was about a million times tastier as all the flavors merged together. It became so good that I found... Read more »
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Eva Mendes Claims Sweatpants Ruin Marriages. I Disagree.

Eva Mendes Claims Sweatpants Ruin Marriages.  I Disagree.
According to The New York Daily News, actress Eva Mendes claims sweatpants are the cause of divorce. “You can’t do sweatpants…ladies, number one cause of divorce in America. Sweatpants, no!” The never-married Mendes said. I disagree with this statement in a big way.  I cannot imagine a life where my partner never sees me in... Read more »

Please do not sell ice cream in front of my kids' schools

Please do not sell ice cream in front of my kids' schools
Even before the snow has completely melted, the ice cream vendors have parked their carts directly outside my children’s schools, exactly at 3:00 p.m. My daughter’s first words after a long day in first grade is, “ICE CREAM,”  as the vendor rings his bell in unison with my daughters screams. “No.”  I say again for... Read more »

Why 108 is a Significant Number in Yoga

Why 108 is a Significant Number in Yoga
I received the most beautiful necklace that has 108 beads on it.  A discussion followed why the number 108 is significant in the yoga community. This number connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. In yogic tradition, there are... Read more »
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What I am Reading: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins reminds me of Gone Girl, but the ending is so much better. I’ve been sneaking away from my work, kids and husband to read this thriller and find out what happened to Megan, a London wife that goes missing. I want to say more, but I don’t... Read more »

Donna Day 2015: Please Donate to End Pediatric Cancer

Donna Day 2015: Please Donate to End Pediatric Cancer
For those of you that are long time readers, you know about Donna.  I write about Donna at least once a year, but I think about her very often. I spent some time looking through photos of my friend Sheila’s daughter Donna and thought about what I wanted to tell you about this beautiful big sister... Read more »

The Best Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

The Best Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
My kids will not eat oatmeal and very rarely eat bananas…until now!  This breakfast cookie tastes like banana bread and is so simple you will not believe it. I threw the chocolate chips in to entice my children to eat them, but I think they would have eaten them even without the chocolate!  This is... Read more »
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My child is not a bad kid, she has a sensory disorder

My child is not a bad kid, she has a sensory disorder
Pretty much since I became pregnant with my daughter; she has been challenging me.  It started with an unexplained black hole on her ultrasound to the full body scope she needed when she was eight weeks old. She screamed a lot those first few months and quite honestly has not stopped screaming much the past... Read more »