How Safe Is Your Child’s School Bus?

How Safe Is Your Child’s School Bus?

It’s hard to trust anyone with the safety of your children, but it’s particularly tough to watch them march onto a school bus packed with rowdy kids and a driver you don’t know. How safe is your child’s school bus? The answers to these questions should help you breathe easier. Are There Many Bus Accidents? Not many, but we haven’t been able to eliminate school bus accidents entirely. The bad news: Each year, four to six school-age children die on school vehicles. But if it’s any comfort, that’s less than…

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4 Road Trip Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

4 Road Trip Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Parents of children with special needs, particularly autism, know their child’s happy place is at home. Home is dependable and full of their usual food and activities, and it forms a barrier from the unpredictable outside world. It’s good that they’re comfortable somewhere, but they can rely on home too much and dread going out—and the prospect of not just going out, but spending days away from home can be terrifying for them. This makes road trips a challenge for parents and their kids with special needs. If you’re planning…

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I Can’t Do Everything

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I can’t do everything but I can try. Stress seems to be an ongoing theme when I write a Talbert Zoo Story. It seems like it controls my life. Now that it is 2020, I need to try harder to prevent that. I always feel pressured to be the best at everything. I need to be the best sports mom and make sure Monkey is registered for wrestling tournaments every weekend. I need to be the best music mom and make sure Kitty and Parrot practice their instruments every single…

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Marriage enrichment initiative geared toward military couples

Washington D.C., Dec 31, 2019 / 11:05 am (CNA).- A global marriage ministry is launching a new initiative to provide resources, encouragement and enrichment opportunities for military couples in Canada and the United States. The project is part of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), in conjunction with the North American Military Services Outreach (NAMSO). Worldwide Marriage Encounter, which originated in the 1950s with Spanish priest Father Gabriel Calvo, is a marriage enrichment program that offers weekend retreats to help couples foster communication skills, inspire family life, and promote friendships with other…

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White House summit on family leave follows new House bill

Washington D.C., Dec 12, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The White House hosted a summit on paid leave Thursday, hours after the House passed a bill with 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers,. “We’re here today to support the heroic calling of working moms and dads,” President Donald Trump said Dec. 12 at the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. Attending the summit on paid leave and child care were members of Congress and business leaders. Trump called families the…

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Young Moms May Be More Likely to Have Kids with ADHD

A new study finds that young moms, particularly those under the age of 20, are more likely to have a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For the study, researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA) explored the genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and key psychiatric disorders. They found that the genetic risk of ADHD in children was strongly associated with early maternal age at first birth, especially for women younger than 20. ADHD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder which affects a person’s ability to exert age-appropriate self-control.…

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Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

It has been a while since I have written here.  Sometimes life happens. We get busy with kids, school, summer, vacations, deaths in the family and who knows what else.  My life is crazy and busy. But, I am going to try harder to write on the Talbert Zoo more often.  I have “Publish to the Talbert Zoo,” on my to-do list for Mondays.  I promise to keep that schedule.  Only time will tell if I can stick with it. Now back to the main topic of this post. Why…

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I am Back to Blogging – Happy New Year 2018

I am back! After taking a year off to finish writing my book I am finally back to updating this blog and writing articles for my online magazine, The Healthy Moms Magazine. My manuscript is complete and it is currently going through the editing process. I  will let all of you know when it will be published as soon as I can. I am excited, relieved and nervous about getting my first book published. If it is a success there will be more to come. What have we been up…

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Weekend Reflection #40 We are Going to the Moon

This was first posted to the Healthy Moms Magazine on January 11, 2009. Back then I was a mother of three children ages 11, 3 and 1. The Talbert family lived in Sacramento, CA in 2009.   I’m sorry I’m posting this late. This week was pretty busy. I actually stuck with my work plan and blogged for 5-6 hours each day. I saw my traffic go up as a result. Now I know what I need to do to increase my readership on this blog. But, yesterday I decided to…

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What We Have Been Up to so far This Summer – #WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday

I’m Growing a Veggie Garden The kids are doing chores around the house. We are playing the Chip Game, summer edition. We are saying our morning prayers, and praying a lot during these difficult times. What have you been doing this summer? xx Visit these great blogs for more Wordless Wednesdays.           Rules of this #BlogHop Grab our button for your blog so I know that you are linking up here. Add your Wordless Wednesday Link Leave me a comment so I can visit your blog.…

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