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Bye Bye Training Wheels!

bicycle

Our oldest son received a new bike for Christmas.  He was very happy about it! As a matter of fact, when he saw it by the tree on Christmas morning, he ran straight to it and hopped on. Our son is very tall for his age and quickly outgrew the bike that his Nana and… Read More

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Christmas Blessings

Hello Everyone! Christmas is very special for my family this year.  For starters, my husband is home and not deployed!  He has been either deployed or getting ready to deploy for three out of the past four years during Christmas time.  We usually travel for Christmas, but this year we are taking it easy and… Read More

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Great Gifts for a Child with Autism

Great Gifts for a Child with Autism | tonyanash.com

My post, Choosing a Gift for a Special Needs Child, received a lot of positive feedback. Some of you had additional questions about what to buy, so I decided to go into more detail about gift ideas. I created this list for children with autism, but it may also be helpful for children with other… Read More

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Choosing a Gift for a Special Needs Child

Telly the Teaching Time Clock

A dear family member of ours sent their Christmas presents early for the boys. The gifts included not only fun toys for our oldest son, but a few learning toys for him as well. I was very excited when I saw them! One of the learning toys was Telly the Teaching Time Clock. It displays both… Read More

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Christmas Time is Here!

My oldest son is becoming a lot more verbal about things that he is observing. Lately, he's been noticing all of the Christmas decorations going up in retail stores and the outdoor decorations at certain homes that we pass on a regular basis. We hung out for a little while on Friday after I picked… Read More

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A Thanksgiving Road Trip

This year, Dear Hubby and I decided to take a week of vacation and travel cross country to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our extended family. We've flown before, but decided to drive this year.  We spent two days packing and by the time we were all loaded up, our vehicle looked like we were… Read More

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Tips for Taking Your Child with Autism to the Fair

Taking Your Child With Autism To the Fair

Dear Hubby and I took the boys to the county and state fairs last month.  We try to go every year and even though our oldest son has autism, we've found a way to make a trip to the fair enjoyable for everyone. Every child with autism is different and I know that this list… Read More

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Missing: Avonte Oquendo

When we send our children off to school, we expect that they will be safe and return to us at the end of the day.  We never expect for them to go missing without a trace!  Unfortunately, that nightmare became a reality for Vanessa Fontaine and Daniel Oquendo. On October 4, 2013, Avonte Oquendo wandered… Read More

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In Honor of Our Veterans

My son's school had a Veterans Day Assembly on last friday.  It was a very nice tribute to veterans from every branch of service. The program included several singing selections by students from different grade levels and two teachers sang beautiful solos. Our son was very excited to see his father, baby brother, and me… Read More

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Sometimes There Just Isn’t An Answer

My husband and I are doing a bible study plan together.  A recent reading was on the story of Job. For those unfamiliar with the story, Job was a very wealthy man that was blameless before the Lord.  He feared God and stayed away from evil.  One day during a conversation with Satan, the Lord… Read More

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