Behavior is a Form of Communication

Behavior is a Form of Communication

When my son was an infant and toddler, he would often scream in the car. On long car rides we desperately asked ourselves, “Why is he doing this to us?” We didn’t know our son had autism. After his diagnosis, we purchased noise-reducing headphones for him. He reached for them in the car one day and I knew: all those times he screamed in the car, he was not being naughty or trying to torture us. The highway noise was too loud for him and he was uncomfortable.

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Apple Stamping Sensory Activity for Preschoolers



Apple Stamping Sensory Activity for Preschoolers

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Football, falling leaves, apples, pumpkin, comfortable sweatshirts, boots, jeans…I just love ALL THE THINGS about fall. My kids are picking up that excitement this year. What’s quintessentially fall? Apples! We had fun with this apple stamping sensory activity.

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Carefree Wonder

I want to spend one day with the same carefree wonder as my child.

I want to experience just one day with the same carefree wonder as a child.

Here’s my daughter at soccer practice last week. Her entire team is in the middle of stretching and drills, but she doesn’t care. In that moment, more than anything, she wanted to plop down on the grass and swing her legs around in the air. Does she care? Nope. Does she notice? Nope.

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Are you ready for the Over/Under this football season?

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Over/Under This Football Season

Do you spend the entire off-season counting down to the start of football season? Living in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is like football fan heaven. We’re immersed in football year round. The team is invested in the community and the people support their team with unprecedented passion. Stocking up for Game Day means different things for Hubster and me. He is focused on the beverages and food.

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{KWW} Jo Plays Soccer

Jo plays soccer

One distinct memory from my childhood is the smell of freshly-cut grass on the soccer field, the reflection of the sun dancing off the morning dew. I loved playing soccer as a kid. I discovered a soccer club that starts at age 3 and knew it was the perfect thing for our little girl to try. As far as we can tell, Jo is a natural athlete. She enjoys running laps around the driveway, because she, “just wants to run!” I was thrilled to see her play soccer.

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