April works full time in higher education balancing her time between her special needs son, handsome husband, elderly mother, and new baby coming in May 2014. She has a background in theatre, film, and television but somehow stumbled into the educational field. She loves spending time with her family, dreaming of the beach and organizing her house.

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#Autism Is….

By April Johnston

Autism is a different way of approaching life in our family.  Autism affects my husband’s family in a personal way.  His sister is autistic.  She is high functioning and able to hold down a job.  However, she needs help and support as she moves through life to do basic things.  Even though she is somewhat […]

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Arizona Spring Training Guide 2014

By April Johnston

Spring Training in Arizona attracts people from all over the country who want to watch their favorite teams in warmer weather to escape the cold.   You will see a lot of retirees and people on vacation flocking to the games.  However, this is a perfect opportunity for those of us who live in Arizona (including […]

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Guide to Hosting Kids with Allergies and Food Intolerances

By April Johnston

More children and adults live with allergies, food intolerances, and diseases like Celiac Disease than ever before in history.  It is harder to cook a meal or serve snacks for kids and adults with regular food that most people keep in their homes.  But when you have a child or an adult that visit your […]

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Pregnancy 2nd Time Around

By April Johnston

We recently found out that we are expecting our 2nd child and since it has been over 5 years since I had our first son, this has been almost like starting over from scratch.  There are a lot of things that I forgot about being pregnant that might be TMI to some people, but it’s […]

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Arizona December 2013 Things To Do Part 1

By April Johnston

It’s that time of year and we have officially entered the extremely busy season for events! There are so many things to do in Arizona that are located within a decent driving distance of most people in the valley.  Go out and take advantage of all of the free things.  Here’s some of the cool […]

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Giving Tuesday Spotlight on Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Arizona

By April Johnston

Our family has supported Crisis Pregnancy Centers for many years with donations of clothes, home goods, and more.  This is a great organization that was begun by a pastor and his wife to better serve the families in Arizona with good information about family planning and emergency pregnancy assistance.  They have helped so many women, men, and children […]

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The Arizona Polar Express Experience

By April Johnston

My family recently made our first trip to the Polar Express in Williams.  My son absolutely loves trains, but he wasn’t that familiar with the story behind the trip.  It was never a story that really connected with our family, but trains was a whole other matter!  We decided to stay overnight on Saturday so […]

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Arizona November 2013 Things To Do

By April Johnston

This time of year there are tons of things to do.  The weather is beautiful and everyone that has been cooped up all summer are running from event to event just to be outdoors.  My family is no exception to this and we are excited that cooler weather is finally here.  I have compiled a […]

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Arizona Things To Do October 2013

By April Johnston

It’s starting to move out of the hundreds and people are opening their homes for the cooler night air.  It’s a great time to start doing more outdoorsy things with your family without getting heatstroke!  Here are some really cool things to do in October: Crafty Kids-October 16, Glendale Main Library.  This is for ages […]

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Cleaning Out the Closet

By April Johnston

Our family is experiencing a major life change right now and part of this involves cleaning out my son’s old clothes, toys, etc.  We have saved all of his stuff in the hope that we might have another child, but he’s 5 and we are not even close.  We haven’t given up on having another […]

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