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Why Journaling and Creating Scrapbooks Could Result in GREAT Mental Health Benefits!

Journaling and creating Scrapbooks can have mental health benefits. Louise Sattler describes them and offers some creative ideas from Stickii Club. Includes a GIVEAWAY Contest (until August 18, 2018, Winner announced August 19, 2018 – randomly chosen).


These Sign Language Lessons are FREE

This year – start your BACK to SCHOOL planning with FREE Sign Language Programming from SIGNING FAMILIES! Am I kidding? Free lesson plans?? This year I have decided to offer via my educational platform – SIGNING FAMILIES – a FREE series of beginner sign language classes.


Back to School… What your student needs to put in their backpack that is NOT a school supply

WOW! Is it me, or did this summer ‘fly by”? Well, if it is August then that means just one thing to an educator/ parent/ retail store owner – BACK TO SCHOOL! Ahhh… the smell of new pencils, paper and notebooks! Oh wait- that was my memory from 30 years ago.. now in the year 2013 we have recollections of the smell of a freshly unboxed iPad and earbuds! Do we still have backpacks? I hope so as I have amassed a list of what a student should put in their backpack that is NOT a school supply! A list of emergency contacts. Whether your ...


Why the Toys R Us, the new Ricki Lake show, Disney and ABCFamily “Get it”

This week Toys r Us unveiled their annual TOY GUIDE for DIFFERENTLY ABLED CHILDREN.  I love this catalog! It is by far the best one catalog I receive all year long! Included are great fine and gross motor activities, as well as games to stimulate language and overall cognitive skills.  Wonderful for families and educators. […]


Back on the Air with 411 VOICES Radio Network

Tuesday, August 21st at 11a.m. EST I will be back on the air via BLOG TALK with 411 VOICES Radio.  Once again, sharing a time slot with Dara Blaker on the the program, ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT and the BUSINESS OF IT ALL! I will be chatting about Back To School items for Special Needs Students.  Come […]


Wisdom from Christopher Robin for Parents of College Freshmen

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, […]



The iSafe Backpacks are A+ for personal safety, comfort and practical use by any student and adult!


Are You on a Trip to Holland?

Once again I have been asked by several people to repost this article.  If it helps one parent get through the tough times of having an unexpected premature baby, a child with special needs or another tough circumstance then it is worth the few minutes for me to post. Here it is from the Early […]

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