Hey friends, I'm trying something new today--rather than writing out my thoughts in a blog, I'm recording my first ever VLOG! Who knows if this is a good or bad idea. I don't remember exactly how to edit, so it is a stream of conscience, and hopefully helpful to someone. UPDATE: my kids said this … Continue reading Dr. Kim Allen’s video: Behavior is a Communication
Hello everyone. I know it has been three years, but I'm back! Want to learn more about family life? Want to talk to a family life coach? Do you care to hear about family science families (and let's be real, your family and my family!), then great. That is what I'll be focusing on here. … Continue reading I’m back!
What is Space Camp like for a unique kid? Awesome!
Our sweet daughter just returned from Space Camp. In fact, she went 30 years after my husband went to there in 1986. It is always somewhat of a risk, both financially and emotionally, to send a child with special needs off to camp. I'm happy to say, this was a big hit! In fact, it was … Continue reading What is Space Camp like for a unique kid? Awesome!
Three years since Sandy Hook…How to Talk with Kids About Violence and Terrorism
Today is the 3rd anniversary of Sandy Hook. I remember when I first heard about the children of Sandy Hook being killed. My heart broke, and the tears rolled and all I wanted to do was watch the TV and read the blogs to better understand what was going on. It was like the car … Continue reading Three years since Sandy Hook…How to Talk with Kids About Violence and Terrorism
Controlling the Future: Goal setting and New Year’s resolutions
Happy New Year: This week we interview our daughter, Sofia Allen. Sofia shares her opinion about life as an Allen kid and talks about her Wildly Important Goals (WIGS) and her New Year's Resolutions. We all talk about the Allen Family New Year's Resolutions, including more balance in our non-nutritional use of technology and food. … Continue reading Controlling the Future: Goal setting and New Year’s resolutions
Life is changing! Welcome, Skyler!
Things are always changing at the Allen house, and this week is no exception. WE are SOOO excited to welcome SKYLER GILBERT-ALLEN to the crazy place we call home. Next stop, getting into Wake Tech. You can do it, Skyler!!!!!
Put me in, coach!
Did you see that talk show where they did the make-over and got that woman a life coach and she ended up changing her life? You know the one...just about any show that does make overs now has the life coach make over because they help! They really do. Life coaches are not only the … Continue reading Put me in, coach!
Cheap Thrills I just realized why older adults are the people I most often see at cultural events (I mean from what I remember from my younger years when I actually attended cultural events) (yes, younger years meaning BFS) (Before Fiona and Sofia). Once the kids leave the house, all the free entertainment is gone. … Continue reading Cheap Thrills
What I’d like for more couples
I'm not the biggest fan of Repulican Politics, but I'll be the first to admit when I see a good thing, even if it comes from a Republican. So, I share with you this wonderful link that shows at least two things that all couples should have. Caring Moments and Humor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0O3bDU57sU First of all, … Continue reading What I’d like for more couples
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