Hello My Friends,
I didn’t mean to leave you hanging. Been busy with the shop (PoppysCloset.com) and the blog has taken a hit. But I felt this needed to be shared.
I can’t tell you how many times i have taken a photo of our baby girl. Only to find out she was moving way too fast and I missed her smile because my finger or camera was too slow to capture it.
Well now you can roll back time with this free Time Warp Camera app brought to us by Keepsy. I mean WOW! I experimented today at the playground and it didn’t miss a beat! I was able to go back several time frames and browse photos that were taken with in seconds of pushing the trigger. Now we will never miss that special moment once left for the naked eye. This is genius!! Check it out HERE This will also take care of the endless re-takes because someone in the photo wasn’t happy with the way they looked or their eyes were closed. Thank you Keepsy!!
Our prayers have been answered. As a mom of a 2 yr old and a newborn I was ecstatic when I discovered Paperless Post in my facebook feed. Thank you Jenn. WOW! The timing could not have been better. We just celebrated our 2 yr old’s birthday around the same time our baby arrived. So the gifts starting coming in quick and during a time where I could barely see straight. I feel that it is important to write thank you notes as soon as possible, so the gift giver knows, you have received their gift. Plus I’m more apt to give gifts to those who are thankful.
Yet the task seemed so impossible with all that is happening right now. Plus I hate my handwriting or non existent cursive so much that I usually print my note cards with a fun font, hoping people will think it’s real. To sit down and hand write notes takes a bit of time that I currently do not have. Today I shot off 5 thank you notes in 5 minutes via email. Now you are probably thinking… that’s not as personable. Thing is Paperless Post offers a gorgeous selection of stationary, fonts, envelopes and even envelope liners to choose from… so your thank note, invite, announcement or greeting will not go unnoticed because it is tastefully done. What fun!! Plus we are saving the trees by going Paperless. Click here to check it out Oh! and someone please send me one…
I couldn’t be more ecstatic when I found out my favorite stationary is on sale TODAY (Monday July 18th) via One Kings Lane. YIPPEE!! We are talking GORGEOUS GOODS ladies!! SALE STARTS any minute… don’t miss out, I’ll see you there… 8am PDT/11am EDT… CLICK HERE
Name: Aimee Toney
Child: Ezra, Age 9
Occupation: Playground Coordinator of Autistic “Friends” Program.
City, State: Phoenix, Arizona
1. At what age did you discover your child was autistic and how did you find out?
Our son was diagnosed at age 2-1/2 after a routine well visit with our pediatrician. When our doctor did not see him meeting the usual developmental milestones she recommended we begin with a hearing screening (to rule out as a possibility) and proceed with a state provided early intervention program.
2. What websites- information, tools ec.. have you found to be helpful to you and your family?
I have utilized www.autism-society.org, www.autismweb.com and www.autismspeaks.org in gathering information to help my son and our family. There is so much more information on the internet now than when our son was diagnosed back in 2004. The internet can be a little intimidating however and dealing with Autism is a very personal journey for each individual family so remember to trust your gut when gathering information. There are also a lot of great books out there that can help with specific issues your family may deal with like communication and social interaction concerns and food sensitivities. It is a good idea to pick and choose the information you feel is valuable and applies to your family because no two children with autism are the same! And remember that no one knows your child better than you do!
3. What advice do you have to give to other mom’s who have just found out their child is autistic?
I don’t think any parent can be prepared to get an Autism diagnosis for their child. It was a really hard time for my husband and I and it took some time to accept. I would just say that although it can be devastating at first, it does get better because you arm yourself with knowledge and that knowledge will give you the power endure! Although we are constantly trying to better educate ourselves on the subject of Autism we know in our hearts that our son will always be our best teacher. :O)
4. What is the hardest part of raising a child with autism?
It is really difficult to narrow down what makes raising a child with autism so hard. I would say the best answer I can give is a lack of understanding from other people. Since we interact with a lot of people in this busy world, we come into contact with many who are not familiar with the characteristics of Autism. We are blessed that our son is high functioning, however, because he looks so “typical” on the outside, it can make his behaviors that much more baffleing to other people when we are in a social situation. We are very fortunate that our son’s school is wonderful at teaching the kids about acceptance and showing compassion and I am hoping in the future our world will also embrace our kids with special needs.
Do you love children’s fashion and design? Then you must see La Petite Magazine. Feast your eyes on this fabulous e-zine… We are not just saying this because our beloved Poppy from PoppysCloset.com is featured on page 225.
About La Petite
Welcome to La Petite Magazine! Thanks for joining us as we pioneer a new avenue of inspiration for you! We’re bubbling with excitement to share with you everything extraordinary for the little one in your life…including fashion, design, DIY projects, unforgettable stories, and other helpful ingredients to make your life even more rich!
Like the strokes of a paintbrush, our desire at La Petite is to inspire you to create on the canvas of motherhood. As we recall our childhoods, the most memorable of moments seem drenched in the smell of our grandmother’s perfume, in the bright colors of our favorite sundress, or in the nursery rhyme that we can still remember word for word…accompanied by the silly motions that were choreographed by our silly fathers. Now, we get to wear the hat of the beloved mum & the constructor of memories. Our desire is that you put on this hat (dare I say it, probably a ultra chic fedora hat) with the creativity, imagination, and inspiration of a master painter. It’s your life, make it beautiful! To see for yourself, click here
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we can’t think of a better gift then the gift of love. Capture a warm smile or tender embrace through a portrait created from your favorite photographs.
For more information and to order a portrait:
Megan Winchell Peter Portraits
Also check out Megan’s blog Fifty Two Faces: Fifty Two Small Portraits by Artist Megan Winchell Peter. A chronicle documenting the journey of creating a portrait every week. She does an amazing job capturing the spirit of little ones.
Sula Nail Polish
Have you heard the rage over the new scentless nail polish? Not only is it scentless, but it also peels off when you are ready for a color change. No toxic polish remover necessary. Your nails and your little girls nails will remain brittle free.
It is available in a variety of pretty colors to dazzle your toes and fingernails.
Sula Nail Polish $10 a bottle
Sula Nail Polish Duo $10
Just in time for our favorite card giving holiday. Two of our lucky readers will win a FREE 1 Year Membership to doozycards.com. This means you will be able to send e-cards galore free of charge… YIPPEEE!!!
With plenty of comic relief, Doozy Cards is a great way to show your loved ones and friends that you are thinking of them during the holidays. They create all the animations themselves and write them in a variety of styles from funny like the cupid tap dance card and doggies in Rome to sincere like Valentine for my daughter and pugs and kisses. You’re sure to find just the right e-card to bring a smile to the face of the special people in your life.
The president of Doozy cards is a dynamic woman and mother of 3 boys, and when you sign up for a Premier Membership a portion of the proceeds go to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to feed home bound elders.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Visit doozycards.com to pick out your favorite card, come back and share it with us in the comments below.
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3. Share your favorite valentine’s day memory.
Games begin January 22, 2011. Winner will be announced February 8, 2011. Good Luck!!
some of our personal favorites for V-Day! Click to view.
Dancing Cupid (insert your photo)
Talking Pug in Paris
Click here to go to DOOZYCARDS.COM
If you love to make your baby fresh homemade baby food, but don’t know where to store it… look no further.
Ween Cubes are the perfect solution. Ween Cubes are safe, environmentally friendly 4 ounce storage cubes. Since they are made of durable glass with a silicone – sealed lid, they are easy to clean and you can take them everywhere you and your baby go.
They come in a pack of four : Raspberry, Blueberry, Peas and Carrots for $25.
What I love best about this product is that is was founded in 2008 by a mom!