Archive for January 2015

Nearing the Finish Line

It’s been a rough year. For me, probably the roughest of all rough years. Pregnancy is no picnic for anyone, but it seems for me complications are unavoidable. My first pregnancy was a challenge, and not to be outdone, my second pregnancy has been even harder. Throw in caring full time for a very active […]

Hogwarts letter and Train ticket

Bringing Literature to Life Part Two

Last time I wrote about how I was trying to bring literature to life for my kids. I really wanted to cement a love of reading by showing them how exciting new stories and characters can be. Although I was an adult when these books were written, I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. […]


Basics of Behavior: Escape Behaviors

We’ve talked about the four functions of behavior and how to address attention-seeking behaviors, and now it’s time to talk about a function that is a bit easier to deal with: escape behaviors. As a reminder, these are behaviors that exist in order to escape an non-preferred item, place, activity, or person. Maybe your kid hates going […]

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Easy DIY Animal Necklaces

There’s something about little plastic animals that is so hard to resist. They’re fun to play with and it feels pretty awesome to wear one around your neck! When I found these colorful dinosaurs and fantasy horses in the Dollar Spot at Target, I knew they would be perfect for wearing. Regular plastic animals work […]


Introducing Baby Confetti 2.0

The Confetti family is so happy to welcome Asher Isaac to our family.  After stewing long and hard about whether to induce, this little guy rendered the debate moot. He arrived without any intervention necessary, making his grand entrance on his due date, Friday, January 23rd, at 6:26 a.m.  He was 7 pounds 3 ounces and […]


D’s Journey – My Perspective

I’ve written a whole lot about how D has grown to be the little man he is today, and all of the struggles he’s overcome. Of course, I’ve told everything from my own perspective, but I haven’t blogged in detail about how I coped or felt through it all. I initially thought that this whole […]


Sweet P at One Month Old!

When we brought home Little Piñata over 2.5 years ago, we had to write monthly updates for our agency. Even though it seemed kind of stressful at the time to sit down and write it all out, it really was a great opportunity to check out milestones each month and make a record of how […]

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