My Daughter’s Ready to Leave – I’m Not

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“Packets Up” Is The Way To Go With Liquid Laundry Packets

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How Re-Inventing Yourself Will Make You Happy

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What I’ve Learned Living Without a Credit Card for Six Years

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Special Needs

Childproofing for an Autistic Child, Safety Mom Solutions Babyproofing Can Help

Safe guarding your home is a top priority when you have an autistic child. My child proofing company, Safety Mom Solutions Baby Proofing, works with families with special needs children to identify particular concerns and offer some solutions that can either be done by the family or by our child proofer. Here are a few […]

Please Support Light It Up Blue and World Autism Day

If you see a blue hue over your town this weekend it’s not because there’s a blue moon. It’s Light It Up Blue, an event intiated by Autism Speaks to support World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd. On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world […]

Toys“R”Us In-Store and Online Campaign to Benefit Autism Speaks

Through April 30th,  Toys“R”Us is holding an in-store and online fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks.   The campaign will shine the spotlight on the true heroes of autism: children living with the disorder, their caregivers, and those who are helping to find the cause and cure of autism through the donation of time and money. […]

Using cooking as a learning tool for my special needs’ child (or my version of Eat, Pray, Love)

It’s been a week since I’ve started my “TV diet” experiment with my son and it’s been a learning experience for both of us. After two more days of no school due to snow and me trying to work it was extremely difficult to find activities for him and not revert back to the electronic […]

Can I help my special needs son find his passion and wean him of TV?

I’m frustrated and disappointed in myself. I know the people closest to me will tell me I’m too hard on myself but that’s not the case. This is about Spencer, my special needs’ son who I blog about often (although haven’t recently.) It depresses me beyond belief that he doesn’t seem to have a passion […]

Will I Ever Stop Worrying About My Special Needs’ Son?

Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Spencer.  He’s b  een doing so well at his new school in many respects.  He’s more relaxed, he’s getting good grades and, from what the teachers tell me, he’s popular in class.  It seemed as if everything was going along smoothly.  But, […]

Moments of gratitude by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom I’m flying across the country to Houston and Portland for some Safety Mom TV segments as I write this. For some reason, whenever I’m on a plane it makes me quite introspective. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog about Spencer and his progress. To be honest, it’s frustrating. […]

Hershey Park, here we come! By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, founder of Safety Mom Solutions

This weekend really marked the end of the school year for me.  It was my daughters’ dance recitals, the culmination of an exciting year for them.  I was, without a doubt, the proud mama sitting in the front row with tears in my eyes.  My fiancée is already worried that if I was this stressed […]