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How Music Lessons Helped

September 24, 2017 Leave a comment


The picture is old, but the content is recent on, featuring my latest story about James’ favorite place to rock out. Click here for the full article.

Adaptive Water Sports For Special Needs Kids

August - September 2010 158Check out my latest article on Mommy Poppins, about the variety of amazing free and low cost water sport programs offered in and around NYC.


Special Needs-Friendly Amusement Parks Near NYC

August - September 2010 117Check out my latest article on Mommy Poppins about amusement parks within a couple hours of NYC that have some great special needs accommodations! Read more…

Extreme Kids and Crew

April 2, 2014 1 comment

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Check out my latest review on Mommy Poppins about the amazing Extreme Kids and Crew.


Allergen-Free Bakeries in NYC

20140222_161159_resizedCheck out my latest post on Mommy Poppins, where I turn Ian’s allergies into a delicious experience (though I’m counting the days until I have a real slice of pizza!).

Special Needs-Friendly Ski Resorts Near NYC: Adaptive Winter Programs For Kids

February 3, 2014 Leave a comment

In celebration of all of this (damned) snow, CLICK HERE to read my latest article on Mommy Poppins, and as an extra bonus a cute picture of Ryan and Margaret romping in the snow 🙂

The Child’s Place: Special Needs Programming At Brooklyn Public Library

December 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Check out my latest article on Mommy Poppins about unique, free special needs programming at library branches throughout Brooklyn!

Special Needs Halloween Costume Ideas

October 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Still debating costumes for yourself or your special needs child? If you’re anything like our family, James and I discuss the same 3 costume choices year after year, none of which involve helmets, masks, face paint, scratchy material, special shoes, sound effects or anything scary. What they all do involve are Star Wars, Harry Potter or Nintendo characters. Put the last two sentences together and that equals….. yep, about 3 costumes.

My 3 yr old and James are going as the Mario brothers this year – James is Mario. To make it sensory friendly (for both of them) we are using an eyeliner pencil for a mustache  and wearing cotton t-shirts underneath the scratchy overall costume. I wanted my 4 yr old to go as Princess Peach but she insisted on being Ariel, and with her red hair who was I to resist? I just hope she lets me brush it the night before!

Need some ideas?

Click here for hundreds of special costumes for wheelchair users, people with sensory issues, and more!

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