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April 15, 2021
Welcome Back
It’s been a year since we first heard about COVID-19 and the first lockdowns were instituted. Living in Kansas, the center of the country, the extent of the lockdown was different than what the East and West coasts experienced. Nevertheless, both my boys, our youngest finishing up 8th grade and our first born, a 2020...
Dog with green bowtie on floor rocker

Finley’s Rockin Christmas

There is a new addition to the living room this month…a giant tree! I thought those were only allowed outside. Not complaining. Just surprised. I even got a bow tie and brand new rawhide. This whole Christmas thing seems to be for me. I even get extra walks! I’ll be rockin around the Christmas tree…

June 23, 2021

Together We Stand

Author: Tajia Hammack

As Pride Month 2021 nears end, I am curious, how do you celebrate diversity with your children? In our community, we celebrated the LGBTQ+ community by hosting a safe and healthy family-friendly picnic at our local park. In creating a time we can just hold space for stories of others’ lives, trials, and tribulations the…

Author: Tajia Hammack

A Childcare Provider’s Role During Remote Learning

TLJ: Athena, how long have you been a childcare provider? AZ: I have been a childcare provider off and on for over ten years, usually doing short spurts with families while they are going through intense times. I am currently with a family in the South Bay. TLJ: Has your role changed since the pandemic…

Distance Learning on the Spectrum: Setting Up for Success

Author: Megan Knapp

The abrupt shift to distance learning left many families, children, educators and administrators uneasy during an uncertain time. With drastic changes in routines, loss of social connections to friends and teachers, and an immediate need to cope with an ever-changing reality; individuals on the autism spectrum may need additional support navigating their new world of…

Author: Megan Knapp

Finley’s Favorite Chair

      My human’s are busy working again… There sure has been a lot of indoor time. Thankfully, my best friend Mr. Rex and I have the best seat in the house. We can see the entire city down below. Imagine all the smells to sniff!                …

Re-purposed classroom chairs now being used for catering. The chair in the middle is exactly 50 years old!

Making a Place

Author: Doug Virtue

Can a Chair Make a Place? In the case of our 9000 Series, the answer might be yes. Last summer, long before the Coronavirus dominated the news, my wife and I were at a birthday party in California’s eastern Sierra. The caterer had acquired some Virco 9000’s from a local school where the chairs had…

Author: Doug Virtue