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10-to-13 yrs old (Pre-Teen)
May28
When A Cell Phone Is Something More

When A Cell Phone Is Something More

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My neurotypical teenager has had a cellphone for years; deciding to get a cellphone for my autistic teenager was a very different proposition.

Sep20
When Is It Okay To Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

When Is It Okay To Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

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All that said, the decision to leave your kids alone is obviously a very personal one and depends on factors such as their maturity, their environment and your basic comfort level. As well as other issues like whether you should put the oldest kid in charge and your kids’ ability to follow safety rules to the letter.

Jul05
Home Alone, the Milestone Not the Movie

Home Alone, the Milestone Not the Movie

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In the past week I have had conversations with several people about what age is okay to leave your child home alone. What do you think?

Aug05
Burning Daylight: Button Necklaces

Burning Daylight: Button Necklaces

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Another week of daylight to burn, another few necklaces. I know I’m leaving my little boy out these last few weeks but he’s been the one with a million things to do each day and my daughter is the one who’s sitting around a little bored. We ended up making these button pendant necklaces I […]

Jul16
Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

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Do you have kids who go away to camp? Tell me what it’s like…to have kids who go away in the summer. And don’t need your constant attention or need you to keep them busy or want you to take them to the pool or feed them 3 or 4 times a day(!). I have […]

Jul08
10 Great Activities For Your Block Party

10 Great Activities For Your Block Party

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It’s Block Party season across suburban America. Although, those of you in bigger cities, do you have block parties or are those called “Street Fairs”? My neighborhood is kind of known for the activities they put together. “Happy Hour(s) Fridays” throughout the summer, “Pancake Breakfast” for the Fourth of July, “Group Grilling” events…. If you […]

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