Category Archives: Reviews

Words Get in the Way {Book Review}

Originally posted over at my own site, ColoradoMoms.com, I wanted to share this book and review with all of you as well. I hope you enjoy this novel as much as I did. I was lucky to get an advance copy of Nan Rossiter’s latest novel, Words Get in the Way. A fiction novel about…

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Anne Moore Burnett’s “Step Ahead of Autism” Reviewed

“Autism is not a puzzle but an opportunity to step up to the challenge and be the best parent you can be.”                                            – Anne Moore Burnett How many of us have thought about staying…

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It’s POTTY TIME!!!!

A few years ago, I fell in love with Signing Time. Jack was struggling to do much more than scream and I was increasingly frustrated. In a last ditch effort, I bought some DVDs and prayed that he would communicate with me. Slowly, he began to sign (things like more and done) and I felt…

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Rebuilding Life – An Interview With a Pro Who “Gets” Us

You know those stories we all tell about our kids’ care team professionals who don’t have a clue? The ones who clearly don’t know at all what life is like outside their 15-minute office visit with our child and her challenges? My guest today is NOT one of those professionals! Harriet Cabelly is a Life…

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Special Needs Toy Guide

I have been working on a toy guide for special needs kids for some time. I pitched the idea to TimetoPlaymag.com and they were just as excited as I was about it. Basically, how this guide differs from others out there, is it is compiled 100% by a mom of a special needs kid. My…

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Book Review: House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Most people just don’t get it right. When they write for us, about us, or to us. When it comes to others’ view of our lives in families with special needs, I’ve never seen anyone show it like it really is.* The lack of realism, empathy (and appropriate gallows humor) is partly why I’m writing…

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iPod Touch and iPad Apps for Special Needs

In my last post I mentioned how we use an iPod Touch to help Peanut communicate.  Dana, a speech pathologist, asked me what apps we have found useful in helping Peanut with her communication.  We have found a few apps that we like, but I thought it would be fun to see what everyone else…

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What are your favorite parenting books?

My friends and I get together twice a month to just be. Be ourselves and not always mom or caregiver or advocate. Just us. Recently we were all talking about books and resources we’ve found helpful as parents. Some of us have kids with tough behaviors. My own kids have bipolar and struggle with behaviors…

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Being The Other One

I just finished reading Kate Strohm’s book Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs. When I told a co-worker a couple of years ago about my daughter having special needs, she said “My friend’s sibling had a disability and as soon as she was old enough, she…

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Awake

You’ve already heard that April is Autism Awareness month. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently… Thanks to my affiliation with 5 Minutes for Special Needs I was asked to review a documentary called Loving Lampposts. It is a beautiful movie, and it is due out on DVD yesterday. You can read my extensive…

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