Cooking up a Perfect Solution

February 8, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Ah it’s Friday evening and I have a smile on my face. I got my grade back tonight on my project from Family and Consumer Science that Katherine helped me with and I/we got a 110!! (10 points were awarded for projects handed in ahead of the deadline) Yup by now you’ve certainly noticed my …

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Educate Because Fear Always Springs From Ignorance

February 6, 2008 Kyron No Comments

I got a wonderful letter from Johanna the other day. She was kind enough to write to me and share a piece she did with Lifetime TV’s HealthCorner just this past Sunday. This is a show hosted by Leeza Gibbons.  This segment features Johanna and her son Jack, who is a beautiful child with Down …

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Babysitting: The Barrier to Having a Life Outside of Being a Special Parent

February 5, 2008 Kyron 4 Comments

I was over at Michele’s site today and reading her Friday gripe session which was about her desire to keep the marriage alive by having some date nights but the obstacle that babysitters had become.  It occurred to me that before Katherine’s aide Sharon was around, what a work around we had to go through …

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Post Super Bowl Party Wrap-Up: The importance of a game plan

February 4, 2008 Kyron No Comments

We woke up on Sunday morning with a weather forecast predicting sunny warm weather for Super Bowl festivities. Unfortunately for me, the meteorologist wasn’t talking about the arctic freeze that had just moved through our bedroom producing gale force winds, rough seas and travel advisories. Katherine has had a pretty smooth patch of recent. The …

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Slow Cooker Recipes – Buffet Meatballs for the Super Bowl Edition

February 3, 2008 Kyron No Comments

While typically I feature an 8 hour recipe for the harried special needs parent trying to do it all and prepare dinner too – today I’m featuring a slow cooker favorite that takes less time and is a favorite for occasions like today – Super Bowl Sunday! Rachael Ray would be so proud!! We hope …

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The Sunday Paper for February 3, 2008…

February 3, 2008 Kyron 4 Comments

…and a cup of coffee Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needs community. Boo-Boo Helps Children in Unexpected Ways A Putnam County NY teacher applies to have a therapy …

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The Special Parent Book Review: Louder Than Words by Jenny McCarthy

February 2, 2008 Kyron No Comments WidgetsI decided to read Louder than Words without reading a single review on it. Not easy given the amount of publicity it was getting. I just didn’t want my personal opinion of this book to be swayed by someone else. I’m not sure what drew me to this book other than it was from …

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