Have An MPACT on Your Special Needs Child's Education
Being the grandmother of a child with Asperger's Syndrome, I have watched my daughter struggle with the responsibility of being the parent of a special needs child. School is quite challenging for my grandson as he tries to navigate in a world that he doesn't see the way other children do. To him, his view of the world is the normal one, and we are all aliens.
I am rather fond of the TV series Castle starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. Fillion plays Rick Castle, who is a mystery author shadowing police detective Kate Beckett (Katic) to get inspiration for his novels. Two of his bestsellers are novels Heat Wave and Naked Heat.
New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are all glamorous locales, but I’m from Kansas City. Being a native resident, I don’t know what it means to grow up anywhere but the City of Fountains. While I’m not a movie star, freak athlete, or household name, Kansas City has produced more than a few.
Here are some of Kansas City’s most famous people:
Every year when the Reading Aloud Family Time Program comes around, I am reminded of the impact spending time reading with your kids can make.
My daughter was a very reluctant second grade reader. Her reading skills needed a lot of improvement. No matter how many books I bought or how many books we checked out at the library for her to read, she just wasn’t interested.
Breakout the pans and fire up the ovens, January 23 is National Pie Day!
It’s hard to believe, but for almost every type of food, there’s a day that’s dedicated to it. Ice Cream even has a whole month dedicated to it. (President Ronald Reagan gave the honor of National Ice Cream month to July.) But, it’s hard to think about ice cream when there’s currently a foot or more of snow on the ground.
Don’t tell my husband this, but I am one of the thousands of women who secretly refer to themselves as "Mrs. Darcy" from time to time. If you have to ask yourself who Mr. Darcy is, then this blog is not for you.
John F Kennedy; 35th President of the United States of America
For those of us who are turning 50 this year, everything 50 is eye catching. Fifty years ago this week , John F Kennedy was sworn into office. Camelot, style, grace, and "ask not" seems like just yesterday to many Americans. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, how about an online visit to the John F Kennedy Presidential Library?
2010 was an important year in many ways, but one of the most important events of the year was the U.S. Census. The census occurs every 10 years in our nation, and serves many important functions; beyond just merely telling us how many people live in the United States. The census determines each state’s representation in the United States Senate. The census also affects state and local representation, all of which is based on population.