Summer is almost here, and for many, that means loading up the car for a camping trip with family or friends. But if you
"Yes, I said it: House swap."
A country retreat for city-folk dating back to the early 1800's, call her old-fashioned but there is nothing stodgy about
Nowadays, businesses are not only more aware of autism, some are willingly offering special accommodations. They are meeting families where they're at -- so kids like mine can enjoy what's on offer along with everybody else. The following autism friendly attractions is by no means exhaustive, and I would love nothing better than to see this list grow.
When Canada freezes over every winter, Canadians make the most of the icy temperatures and head outdoors for a skate. From Guinness World Record-breaking frozen rivers to the World Pond Hockey Championship blue lines, there are skating rinks all over the country for leisurely gliders and speed-skating Olympians.
After one of the longest and coldest winters in recent memory, there's no question that the capital is ready to get outside. Boasting tons of green space, interesting landmarks, and breathtaking scenery, Ottawa's got plenty of places to throw down a blanket and cheers to the warm weather.
I sometimes get jealous of my mommy friends when I hear them talk (brag) about sitting around as a family playing board games, charades and the like. I am a little confused about that whole concept of fun as a family. Whenever we all try to have family fun together, someone ends up crying. Here is how a recent "games night" at our house went down.
My kids are extremely outgoing and love initiating new activities. I, on the other hand, have a shorter attention span since becoming a mom. Below is a list of seven things the hubby and I initiated that have turned our "please, for the love of Jebediah, chill out!!!" attitude into genuine laughter and a [slightly] more relaxed atmosphere.