Friday, March 21, 2014

Weekend Links 3/21/14

I skipped last Fridays post, so you all get some extra links today. Lots of great reads below! Enjoy and make it a great weekend!

And for all my local friends - come on out to the Chick Fil A in Greatwood between 5-8pm tonight to support our friends adoption fundraiser. CFA is graciously hosted a Spirit Night for them! Stick your receipt in the bin near the register, or if going through the drive through, ask that your receipt be placed in the bin designated for the "Grasham Adoption Spirit Night." I know this family will appreciate your support! And let's be real, who doesn't want an excuse to eat some CFA?!

Moms Make It Work: Guest Blogging Series - My Life In Transition
The Three Types of Friends that Every Parent Needs - Simple Kids
Saturday morning - Annie Downs via (in)courage (God knew I needed to read this post. Totally hit home for me.)
On taking a regular Screen Sabbath - The Art of Simple (thinking about incorporating this into our weeks)

Eating Disorder/Mental Health/Self Esteem
I 'got my body back' after baby, and it was awful - Today Moms

Special Needs
What to expect when your child needs surgery - Writing Chapter Three
9 Kinder Ways to Discuss Special Needs With Your Kids - Life Rearranged
Atypical Development In Siblings of Children With Autism Detectable at 12 months - Sensory Spectrum
Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney - NY Times ("There’s a reason — a good-enough reason — that each autistic person has embraced a particular interest. Find that reason, and you will find them, hiding in there, and maybe get a glimpse of their underlying capacities. In our experience, we found that showing authentic interest will help them feel dignity and impel them to show you more, complete with maps and navigational tools that may help to guide their development, their growth. Revealed capability, in turn, may lead to a better understanding of what’s possible in the lives of many people who are challenged." - So true!)

1 comment

  1. Amen to the "someone to whom we can vent" category of friends every parent needs! It's refreshing to be able to tell people I sometimes secretly want to give my children away (temporarily) and know they will not call CPS :)


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