Spring is in full swing and the school year will be winding down soon. Due to the nice weather we have been enjoying around here the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to slip in as much outdoor time as I can for my daughter. Being a big girl in kindergarten, yet still having a lot of therapy sessions to help her overcome the effects of autism, it can be challenging to make sure she gets enough outdoor playtime…
To say my daughter likes Nickelodeon would be a massive understatement. She enjoys a number of the shows on the channel, such as Dora the Explorer, Fresh Beat Band, Bubble Guppies and Team UmiZoomi, but the pinnacle of all programming in her eyes is Yo Gabba Gabba! I have to admit, I’m rather fond of DJ Lance and friends myself.
As a single mom, family movie night has been more of a Mommy & Me Movie Night around our house the past couple years. We watch an animated or other kid friendly flick, while snuggling on the couch in our PJ’s, munching on a few snacks. My daughter always enjoys watching me prepping the selection [...]
Win an iPad Mini What happens when your preschooler has watched you make them chocolate milk from scratch many times and decides to make it themselves this time. A big mess, that’s what! It’s happened to every parent, at the most inopportune moment, just as you think everything is in order, your youngster finds a [...]
As many of you already know, my little girl is autistic. While most people are aware that individuals with autism often struggle to communicate, and feelings can sometimes be confusing for them, especially concerning others, there seems to be less awareness of the motor control issues which are often present. In my daughter’s case, this [...]
We all know obesity has become a serious problem for American children. Teaching kids the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle choices at a young age, is essential, in combating this growing problem. To help address the issue Amway and Boys & Girls Club of America have teamed up in a 3 year partnership to [...]
Lil’ Foodie can sometimes be “challenging” in the morning. Most mornings I can get her up without too much complaint, but there are also those mornings when I hear her stomping and whining down the stairs, and brace myself, for the appearance of the monster version of my cute little girl. Consistency Due to her [...]
Last Saturday marked the 6 week point in Lil’ Foodie’s gluten & casein free diet, to try and reduce her autism symptoms . During this time period, I strictly omitted all dairy and gluten, as well as their derivatives. In addition to this, I also removed most preservatives, dyes and sulfates. MSG & HFCS had [...]