I live in this world with two mainstream children. Autism isn't a reality my family of four has had to contend with, however we are directly affected by Autism. How can anyone not be? You may not be aware that you know someone with Autism, or that you know someone who has a family member [...]
While thinking about our yearly Easter celebration, I wondered what Easter traditions were like around the world. Our family does fairly simple things for Easter: color hard-boiled eggs to decorate the table; fill colorful plastic eggs filled with money, and candy, around the house for an Easter Egg hunt; eating lamb for dinner; having beautiful [...]
Parents always want their kids to have amazing birthdays. Birthday memories are ones that last forever. I still remember the parties my parents would throw for my sister and I. We always had joint birthday parties in March, because my sister's big day was at the end of February and mine was at the beginning [...]
Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things. ~ Author Unknown Isn't it so true? I don't know who said it first, or who wrote it first, but it's definitely one of the most true statements about friendship I've ever heard. Friendship means so many different things to so many different people. In [...]
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Our family doesn't get flu shots. We have our reasons, as do the people who get flu shots. However, our family does stock up on Vicks products to be fully prepared for flu season, as well as cold season! There's no guarantee the flu shot will protect [...]
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Sky Zone has locations all across the country, and when it came to Long Island, I was a little hesitant to allow the kids to go. I'd heard stories about trampoline parks being dangerous, and a lot of injuries happening on a regular basis. I didn't know much about Sky Zone, and all of the [...]
It's our final day of 2014. What are you most looking forward to in 2015? Our family looks forward to getting our basement put back together, and I'm looking forward to growing my business, a.k.a. NovemberSunflower.com. Keep it safe out there tonight, and make 2015 Happy and Healthy!
I used to be organized. It was something that kept my work day flowing so easily. After kids, I lost a bit of that organization. What was the final nail in my organization coffin? The stupid flood in our home. Now's my chance to take 2015 by the balls, and get my sh*t organized. I've [...]
In our home, we celebrate Christmas. I know many different holidays happen all through this holiday season, but for our family it's Christmas. Our family wishes all you a Happy Holiday Season, and wishes for a magical New Year! Just as a side note, because I love to share the things that I love: Our [...]
Every year the kids look forward to one family tradition around the holidays: making Struffoli with Daddy. Yup. I know. Most of the time kids cook, and bake, with their mothers. Well, here in this house, Mama Sunflower isn't good in the kitchen! Struffoli for the holidays is a tradition I let Daddy handle. It's [...]
Thanksgiving. I remember when I was younger, everyone had to get all their Thanksgiving supplies before the holiday, because no stores were open on Thanksgiving. We all survived having stores closed, because we all headed out to be with loved ones. Now? Stores are opening up earlier, and earlier on Thanksgiving Day. I'm not sure [...]
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After being a woman that worked in the corporate world, I honestly hope my daughter never has to work for anyone, but herself. I'm going to do my best to teach my daughter how to be her own boss. It all starts at an early age! It all starts NOW. What she chooses to do [...]
The Power of the Heart is being released October 7th. I wish this had come out much earlier in my lifetime. It's filled with amazing people's perspectives on how truly important the heart is in EVERYTHING we do.
I'm in the stage of life where both kids are at school on the daily. It's not a long day, just 6 hours. Well, it's long for them, I'm sure. Especially with just 20 minutes for lunch, and 20 minutes for recess. However, in comparison to a workday, it's at least two hours shy of [...]
Kids being active on Fit Made Fun day. LeapFrog LeapBand and CLIF are making the special day a fun celebration! #fitmadefun #leapfrog #leapband #clif
If you're hoping to get your kids pumped up about reading, try summer reading programs that offer amazing freebies - like $10 in the bank accounts!
We're going Off Topic today for Photo Friday here on November Sunflower. It happens, sometimes you just want to share a piece of your heart with everyone, right? Growing up, my sister and I spent a lot of time with our cousins. We were basically a foursome for most of our childhood. However, kids get [...]
If you've never had a pet, or owned a pet, you probably don't understand the loss of a pet. I get it. I know people don't understand the emotional attachment people develop with a pet. However, losing a pet means losing a family member to many of us. We lost a beloved family member last [...]
Snow outside? Stay inside and play chess. Yes, CHESS. It's #fotofriday #photofriday
Stay safe. Get healthy. Stay healthy. Enjoy your 2014 to the fullest!
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Enjoy your holiday celebration! We plan on having a great one over here!
If you're kids are playing video games, start getting involved. It's a great way to bond as a family!
When given the chance to help end a disease that has no cure, but is killing millions of people, I'm signing up. No question about it. Alzheimer's needs to be something that isn't a death sentence.
Care to Recycle from Johnson & Johnson asks people to start in the smallest room of their house for recycling purposes! #ad #sponsored
It's nice to know I was right to start my kids wearing sunglasses as infants, not just when they got older! Thanks #WorldVisionDay for proving my point!
It's been 30 years of #CabbagePatchKids - can you believe it? They've come a long way, but still smell the same as they did 30 years ago!