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Autism Speaks

This post is from a friend via Facebook. While our posts usually focus on opportunities for giving time and not money, sometimes helping your children help others requires reaching for their piggy banks—or yours. Whether or not you choose to contribute to this cause, I encourage you to read this message from a mother who [click headline to read more…]

Halloween Prep: DIY Masks

I’m going to pretend I didn’t just see aisle after aisle of Christmas supplies at a store last week (it’s barely September!) and start preparing for the closest upcoming holiday instead: Halloween.

Our children and I are fortunate that Matt is so imaginative. While I have always been at a loss trying to come up [click headline to read more…]

Not Just Pond Water (Painting Sundays V)

These paintings are based upon pond life our children got to examine “up close and personal” this spring when Matt took them exploring around a small vernal pool in the woods near our house. (His background in biology comes in handy on such homeschooling expeditions.)

Kelly’s watercolor includes bloodworms, caddisfly larvae, leopard frog eggs and [click headline to read more…]

Helping Other Children

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

One of the goals of this blog is to help parents and caregivers enrich their own lives and those of their children through [click headline to read more…]