Different cultures & traditions are all around us. No two families are the same. Cinco de Mayo is approaching; this weekend explore Mexican culture with your family! On the Menu: • Taco Buffet: use ground beef, steak, or chicken & top with cheese, tomatoes, etc. • Mexican Rice (See below for a recipe from a [...]
Just after Rachel (my daughter on the autism spectrum) turned two, she started climbing on the dining room table. Once standing on the surface, she would stomp around and boogie. And she didn’t stop at my table. She climbed and danced on every table she saw, which made most outings … memorable. Each time, I [...]
By Lindy Ford If you missed Part 1, you can catch up with Picky Eating: What’s a Mom to do? Part 1. It helps you understand the importance of being strong and yes, even courageous, mom, about helping your child overcome their pickiness. Here are some more tips to think through: 1. Consider regular family dinner [...]
By Lindy Ford It’s dinner time. Mom is feeling tense. “Are we going to have our nightly battle with Jeffrey and food again? Maybe this time he will eat something other than chicken nuggets and macaroni.” Jeffrey demands his “usual” and the battle is on. Mom cajoles and bribes him to eat something else to [...]
by Lindy Ford If you’ve ever flown in a commercial airplane, you’ve heard a flight attendant say, “In case of emergency, put the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting a child or another person.” Why do they say that? The airline realizes that that if you don’t have enough oxygen, you will be unable to [...]
On television, the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” is among its top shows. The contestants’ cupcakes are judged on taste, presentation and creativity. The show has made cupcakes top billing in the last several years. Today you may find them at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduation parties, and among other celebrations. These delicacies may be on platters, on [...]
Get ready for movie night this week (or a fun Fourth of July party) by making some cheesy popcorn with your little ones! Here’s what you need to make your own cheesy popcorn: 2 tbsp of melted butter 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp salt Combine, pour over your popped popcorn, and shake.