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Four Reasons to Plant a Garden

Four Reasons to Plant a Garden

Healthy eating is not easy in our society – well, at least not at first.  Everyone wants to be healthy and happy, but might not always feel like we have the time or money to spend.  The key to eating healthy is to have healthy foods readily

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I found a treasure!

I found a treasure!

When I think of Marian Hope Academy, I think of a treasure box.  For the past five months I have had the privilege of being on staff as a Paraprofessional and a sub for different classes.  I knew Marian Hope was a treasure from the first time

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Inclusion Might Just Change the World

Inclusion Might Just Change the World

Children don’t come with manuals.  Parents read books and listen to podcasts and follow blogs and try to keep their head above the child-rearing water.  And all the while the little people are absorbing the world around them which can be absolutely frightening but can also be

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Peer Models – One Mother’s Thoughts

Peer Models – One Mother’s Thoughts

One mom recently shared her feelings about her daughter as a peer model in a Language Enrichment class. Her daughter is enrolled in the same class as her nephew, who has an Autism diagnosis.  

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A Magical Vacation for ALL Children

A Magical Vacation for ALL Children

Summer is just around the corner.  You may have started to think about a summer family vacation.  Guest blogger, Jo Varnum, shares her tips for a Disney vacation for ALL children – including those children with Autism.   My husband and I love Walt Disney World, so

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Protein Balls

Protein Balls

Looking for a change in the snack routine?   Tired of your kids asking for “sweets” that you don’t want to give them?   Need some REAL FOOD for dessert?   Try these FUN protein ball and bite recipes that your kids can help you make!! (I’ve made

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Slow Down!

Slow Down!

Last spring at one of my son’s soccer games, I was feeling that “motherly” frustration at my son’s performance. I stood on the sidelines shouting things like, “Stay in your own lane!” “Turn around!” “Pay attention!” “Keep running!” etc… My husband looked at me and gently said,

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What are special needs?

What are special needs?

What are special needs anyway? Here is how I see it: all children are special and all children have needs so basically all children have special needs. We are a society of labels…what is yours? ADD, ADHD, OCD, ASD, PDD, and the list goes on and on and on! What

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Time to Start Packing!

Time to Start Packing!

  It’s time to be packing those school lunches again.  Ready or not, here they come…. It can be easy to fall into the traps of convenient processed foods or lunches that look like everyone else’s. A pre-packaged food isn’t always faster and usually not healthier. Start

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Three Ways to Get your Pantry Ready for School

Three Ways to Get your Pantry Ready for School

Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about school? As the dietitian supporting Marian Hope, I wanted to share with you not only a fab back to school deal on real food products, but also an upcoming event to get your brain back in the school

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September 10, 2018
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