Finding the right fit for your special needs child

Avoiding a Day Care Nightmare My son got kicked out of Day Care today. They say he had a meltdown and started hitting and kicking. Sadly, I know this is likely true. He’s done it at home. He has behavioral problems, most likely associated with his (severe) ADHD. Finding a…

Discipline and the Special Circumstance Parent

The story below is an example of something that special circumstance that special circumstance parents  – parents of special needs kids, behaviorally challenged kids, foster kids, and adoptive parents – go through every day – from friends, parents, co-workers, and even complete strangers.  Don’t judge my friend harshly.  She meant no harm, and I love…

10 Ways to Stay Active & Spend Time Together as a Couple

When it comes to having dates out together, one of my favorites that my hubbie and I do is some type of workout activity. We’ve been active together from the very beginning, and since life has been as busy as it has, it’s amazing to get a workout in with…

Double Chocolate & Mint Chip Cookies Recipe

My personal favorite cookies are mint and chocolate. Put those two together, and everything is right with the world. Seriously–they’re delicious combinations, and my cookie recipe combines them both. But, there’s a prerequisite. You HAVE to have a sweet tooth. And more than that, you have to like chocolate because…

A Day at Darby Acres Farm

The winter is flying by and Spring Break will be here before you know it. Are you “activitied out” or sick of playing at the same areas around town? If you need a change of pace, slow life down by heading to Darby Acres Farm. Lisa and I took our…

Bedtime Battles No More

We’re having a tough time at bedtime with our girls sharing a room. We have started a 3 part behavior modification program that consists of us giving warnings three times. If they make it through without three warnings they get a reward in the morning. If they receive all three…

Sustainable Foods With Your Family

As the New Year is in full swing, we become aware of many things regarding our health.  But do you ever take the time to think about your children’s health in the process?  As a mother of two, I do watch what my children eat, but never do I take…

5 ways to save on Fruits and Vegetables

OK I might be odd here, but I love my vegetables. Maybe it was my experience in college of eating so much fast food or junk food- somehow having the ability to eat whatever and whenever gives you an appreciation for the good stuff. Maybe it is just that I…

The Importance of Vitamin D

Hello, Charlotte! It’s raining today. It was all cloudy yesterday. And there is a chance it may rain tomorrow. I’m not here to be your weather man, but between the dreary weather and the sun setting earlier and earlier as we head into winter, it got me thinking about vitamin…

100 Things to do in the Summer – Charlotte

Summer is definitely a time for fun and with the big kids out of school and the weather at it’s nicest we’re always looking for fun things to do in the area. Charlotte has a lot of great places to offer as does your very own home. Here are some…