April 2014 archive

A Must Read For Autism Month

April is Autism Awareness Month I’m guessing you already knew that.  This is the month of the year when those of us most directly impacted with autism get asked the most questions.  I’ve written quite a few posts about it myself: 1.  Another Reason We Do What We Do As Autism Parents 2.  Big Red …

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Easy Home Science Experiments For Kids

Isn’t it fun to make a mess with your kids, and maybe teach them something at the same time? Science experiments you can do at home don’t have to be hard, they don’t have to be costly, and they don’t have to be too messy. But to keep a kid’s interest, they have to be …

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Why I’m Not Lighting It Up Blue

Today, April 2, is World Autism Day.  April is Autism Awareness Month, and I guess the 2nd is the jewel in the crown.  Today is Light It Up Blue day. I, being at least vaguely aware of all things autism (pun intended), knew about 4/2 and the Light It Up Blue campaign.  I dutifully went …

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We’re Famous

We’re Famous! At least that what Liv thinks. A while back, I wrote a review for an audio-book provided to me by Galaxy Press. It was an old L. Ron Hubbard classic, On Blazing Wings. It was pretty good, and the presentation was unique enough to hold your interest, even if you didn’t like the …

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Quote of the Day 4/01/14

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person, or he became me. -Cary Grant   I love this quote!  This idea really helped me make the transition from a bashful teenager to a more confident man.  Cary Grant, born Archibald Leach, also has been quoted as saying, “Everyone …

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Gabriel, Budding Author

Gabe is learning to write stories in class. He’s always written very short, detail-less tales, and they’re trying to get him to plump up his writing. I would say that his “voice” is improving, and his details are growing as well. Here are three recent (verbatim) examples: Weekend News: I had a game night. Connor …

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