Causes, Music, Art, Craft Beer, Food and Wine

Tweet It’s not often that you can enjoy a Festival Event built around having a great time with the end result being the support of Causes that support Community, Culture and Children. When you visit the Courthouse Arts and Craft Beer Festival [...]

Could Probiotics Be the Key to Unlocking Autism?

Tweetby Jenny Hansen After all the years and studies, it’s looking like the key to autism might be located in the gut. (Shut the front door!) Several new studies are pointing to inflammation, particularly in the gut, as a significant factor [...]

Crying to Attain Maximum Drama: In 10 Fun Steps

Tweet 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 [...]

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

Tweetby Jenny Hansen Flat Stanley at the Beach in Carlsbad   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, [...]

15 Ways To Rock Your Sibling’s World

Tweet 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 [...]

An Easter Story: The Golden Egg

Tweet 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, [...]

Have You Discovered Your “Life’s Work?”

Tweet 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 [...]

5 Lessons I Learned Teaching Autistic Kids

Tweet 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 [...]

Tweet 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 know [...]

And the Toddlers Shall Inherit the Earth

Tweet   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 [...]