In a few days, 2013 will be over. I’m one of those folks who gets really emotional around New Year’s. I think of all the highs and lows of the year and I feel grateful for the chance to start over. 2013 was a big year for me. I started writing for Babble. I graduated after MORE »
On first day of December, I curled up on the sofa and announced that I wanted to watch my favorite Christmas classic movie: It’s a Wonderful Life. “It’s too soon,” my husband said. Too soon? It’s never too soon forIt’s a Wonderful Life. It’s only one of the best Christmas movies ever made. But when I MORE »
“Is it Christmas yet?” That’s the question my 7-year-old son Norrin has asked every day, since the day after Thanksgiving. Autism or not, Norrin, like any other kid his age, is excited about Christmas. Maybe even more so because every year, he discovers a little bit more of the magic. For Thanksgiving I had my MORE »
The holidays can be difficult for kids with autism. Christmas is the season of sensory overload! And a trip to visit Santa Claus at the mall may seem like a holiday must for some parents. But for parents raising kids with autism it’s a holiday tradition many are most likely to skip. We avoided it MORE »
I can’t tell you how often people have said that my husband and I should have a date night. However, the folks saying it rarely offer to come over and babysit. Finding good childcare for any parent is difficult and costly. Babble blogger Yvonne Condes wrote an article on how childcare has impacted her relationship: MORE »
Holiday shopping for children with autism or any other special needs can be challenging, here are a few holiday gift items, suggestions and tips that can help.
When you have a child with autism or any other special need, something as simple as going to a movie can be a challenging. I'm sharing some tips that have worked for my son and talking about the benefits of attending a sensory-friendly film screening.
WIth Thanksgiving days away, I'm using simple and fun everyday activities to teach my son 7 year old son about the holiday.
I knew being a mom wouldn't be easy. But when my son was diagnosed with autism, I learned about a whole different kind of stress. And I've had many sleepless nights worrying about the future.
In the aftermath of a missing autistic teenager, New York City Senator Chuck Schumer proposes tracking devices for kids with autism who have a history of wandering while an autism mom petitions to bring Project Lifesaver to New York City.
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