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Teeth Brushin’

Where did the weekend go? Probably the same place rhetorical questions go to die. Either or, I know at least forty-three percent of it was spent trying to avoid thinking about the fact the pool opens this week and I still need a swimsuit. But, [...]

Autism Awareness Month — Will You Celebrate It?

by Jenny Hansen For 25 years, autism has been part of my life. Not just because my little brother is autistic, and not just because I used to teach autistic children back in a previous career. Autism has been part of my life because the lessons [...]

Crying to Attain Maximum Drama: In 10 Fun Steps

Morning Readers, I hope everyone’s weekend was satisfactory. Everything at the Kellerman house flowed smoothly. All children, pets and frazzled parents accounted for, and Husband I were only required to participate in three hundred games [...]

10 Ways I’d Love My Books To Be Like Flat Stanley

by Jenny Hansen Flat Stanley at the Beach in Carlsbad, CA   If you’re a North American parent with a child in 3rd grade or beyond, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ve heard of Flat Stanley. Just in case you haven’t, here’s [...]

15 Ways To Rock Your Sibling’s World

by Jenny Hansen Although Sibling Day falls on April 10th this year, I got my present a few weeks early. A few weeks ago, my baby sis posted this on Facebook. Things my sister Jenny Hansen taught me: How to savor good coffee How to put on [...]

An Easter Story: The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg by Jenny Hansen Christians all over the world are celebrating Easter today, likely after commemorating the other important holidays that make up Holy Week. But I’m just gonna confess it…growing up in my house, Easter [...]

Have You Discovered Your “Life’s Work?”

by Jenny Hansen After last week’s post on autism, I thought I’d explore this topic a bit further in the form of my little brother, Dallas. Dallas is twenty-five years old, going on eight. Although he’s a high-functioning autistic individual, [...]

5 Lessons I Learned Teaching Autistic Kids

5 Lessons Learned Teaching Autistic Children by Jenny Hansen My first job out of college was as an autism specialist for the Judevine Center for Autism, based in St. Louis. It was like learning a strange language in a strange land. An extremely [...]

On the Island of Misfit Pants

  When I go out in public, I prefer to be awkward, not look it.  Trying to do both at the same time is way too much work, because I’m also extremely lazy. So, while I may accidentally look at you cross eyed when we first meet, please [...]

And the Toddlers Shall Inherit the Earth

I’m probably the holiest person I know. And by that, I mean my jeggings are splitting and there are giant holes in every bra I own. Saintly? Dear me, no. The only way I’m getting into heaven is if God gets busy settling in everyone else [...]