Atypical | A Differently Wired Family on the Small Screen

Atypical | A Differently Wired Family on the Small Screen

I remember the day a friend asked if we could talk. It seemed, she said, that some of the other adults at our gatherings were uncomfortable with the way my son behaved. He was charming, wise beyond his years, and so mature and articulate. Most of the time. But, other...
Nurturing a Love of Theater in Young Children

Nurturing a Love of Theater in Young Children

I’m a newly minted theater mama, and loving every minute of it. Truth be told, I’m living a bit vicariously through my kiddos as I loved acting and singing when I was young, and was involved in theater until high school. And then I wasn’t. I was...
Homeschooling with Netflix | History Documentaries

Homeschooling with Netflix | History Documentaries

We love Netflix, and use it to supplement our kids’ learning often. It’s been used to help teach character, early learning skills, and for fun. Some of my favorite things to stream, though, are science and history documentaries.    ...
An Unfortunate Series | Postmodernism and Kids

An Unfortunate Series | Postmodernism and Kids

Don’t read this book if you like happy endings, loathe vicious threats, or if death unnerves you… The Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events begins by warning readers away. There are no happy endings in this book. Don’t read it, the book...
The New Trollhunters Series on Netflix

The New Trollhunters Series on Netflix

Based on the book by Guillermo del Torro and Daniel Kraus, the new series of Trollhunters on Netflix is a new family favorite. Does your family like fantasy? You’ll all love this story. Seriously, it’s a new super cool fave of all of us — from the...
Autism and the Holidays | Julie’s School Performance Story

Autism and the Holidays | Julie’s School Performance Story

Holidays can be tougher than expected when parenting gifted or twice exceptional kiddos. I’ve written about intensity during the holidays, and hope to bring you other parents’ stories as well. Julie is here today to share her thoughts about parenting a...
The Geeky Family’s Guide to Sci-Fi on Netflix

The Geeky Family’s Guide to Sci-Fi on Netflix

It’s Wednesday night and my teen and I are curled up on the couch devouring a bag of spicy BBQ chips, and chatting our way through an episode of The Flash on Netflix. The younger kiddos are in bed, and I’m so thankful for this time. And thankful for...
Movie Night | Yummy Treats and Disney

Movie Night | Yummy Treats and Disney

Did you hear the news? Disney is coming to Netflix! My kids are so excited, and truth be told, I’m excited too. Years ago we got rid of cable television to try and take back some of our family time that would get sucked up with the TV on in the background. We decided,...
Introduce a New Generation to the Music of The Beatles

Introduce a New Generation to the Music of The Beatles

For my freshman year of high school, a new building opened. We would be the first graduating class to have attended the school for all four of its years. And we were excited. Our class was close, and had a lot of fun planning strategies for taking down the other...
Sneaking Mommy Time with Netflix

Sneaking Mommy Time with Netflix

I don’t know about you, but there is only so much LEGO I can watch on Netflix before I’m ready to have someone ship me off to the loony bin. My kiddos love their screen time – and I’m not going to debate the pros and cons of it right now. When you’re raising intense...