Sincere thanks to all who supported and participated in our last Central Park Challenge!
Just when I thought we had missed out a year, I found it. Now the question is, will we get a picture of our team (or at least part of it) on the YAI website for our fifth and final Central Park Challenge?
Tomorrow will be a fun, exciting, and incredibly bittersweet day for me. When I get settled in Houston you can count on me finding something to replace what has become an amazing, memorable and meaningful tradition in our family.
And I would be remiss not to mention that it is not quite too late to help us reach our final fundraising goal for a very worth cause. Click here to visit our team website!
Me: So we’re going to Greenwood Cemetery for a Memorial Day concert.
James: Memorial Day is to celebrate soldiers and honor them for fighting in war.
Me: That’s right.
James: Not concerts.
Me: Well, we’re honoring the soldiers at the cemetery with some American music.
James: And they can have some of our picnic, right?
Me: Hmmm, well they could if they wanted – but I’m not sure we’ll see any soldiers today.
James: But you said we would give some of them our little American flags.
Me: I did…… well, those soldiers are the ones that died. We’re putting flags by tombstones.
James: What?! How did they die?
Me: Protecting our country in battle.
James: Can they hear the concert?
Me: I like to think so.
Moms, especially special needs mothers, are often compared to soldiers. But today, let’s not forget who gave us the ability to be home caring for, laughing with, stressing out over, hugging, reading to, even yelling at our loved ones, while they leave theirs behind.
Need something for the card you haven’t bought yet? Hopefully these poems, written by special needs mothers, will help inspire you. Read more…
Top Ten: Easy, Quick and Delicious Recipes So Dad Can Do The Cooking On Mother’s Day (or more realistically, so mom can make something easier than usual)
Whether you’re a husband looking to do something nice for Mother’s Day (this weekend, folks) or a mother in need of more recipes (and more time) this Top Ten may be for you. The following meals take very little time to prepare and are enjoyed by my 3 and 5 year olds, special needs teen and husband alike, which has to mean it’s more than empty bragging when I offer these meals up as solutions to the dinnertime crunch.
The recipes that follow only call for a few ingredients, require even fewer steps to prepare and as an added bonus don’t really need to be measured that carefully. Like garlic? Add some more. Don’t like onions? Nobody will miss them. In the end, chances are in your favor that the meal is going to look good and taste even better.
For those of you mothers who (like me) plan to cook dinner on Mother’s Day as usual (and be spoiled in other ways, of course!), maybe this list can bulk up your “I don’t feel like cooking but this barely counts and is better than take out again” recipe collection. Add a loaf of bread, salad or some green veggie (frozen peas count) to most of the meals below and you have a complete, delicious, and most importantly, easy dinner on the table. Read more…