D&S Community Services for Autism Awareness Month


April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. According to the National Library of Medicine, "Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills." Typically, you see much of the focus on ‘children with Autism.” However, as graduation … [Read more...]

Keep Your Family Active on a Budget


Exercise has so many wonderful benefits – it builds strong bones, maintains a healthy weight and even improves self-esteem. The one benefit that millions of families overlook is how physical activity can create a stronger family bond. With summer right around the corner, we find ourselves busy making plans for the summer, but are we choosing the best activities for our family?   Family … [Read more...]

Three Priceless Gifts of Health You Can Give Your Children

When it comes to your child, you likely want to give them important gifts that will last a lifetime. When it comes to their health, there are investments you can make to give them a shot at better health for the rest of his or her life. Here are three such gifts that every parent should bestow on their child for life-long good health, if they are able. A Love for Natural Food While no, it … [Read more...]

Bring Your Pet Back To Life With A Custom Pet Picture


When we lost our Misty to cancer at the young age of 4, we all took it bad we had her cremated so that we could hold on to her. She sits on my daughters dresser with her piece of fur and her collar. When I was looking for something different to do for my daughter, because Misty was the last thing she got from her grandma. We found a place that will do your pets photo. We can have her in a … [Read more...]

LA Zoo Event 4/18 I Paddington on Blu-ray 4/28

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’re in for a “beary” special treat because Paddington will be making his way to the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday, April 18th from 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. in celebration of Paddington arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand 4/28 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and TWC-Dimension. He would love to meet you and you’ll get a chance to take a photo with him and/or … [Read more...]

In Search of the Perfect Chocolate Cake

In Search of the Perfect Chocolate Cake

Easter has just passed and what a beautiful holiday it has been here, in Far North Queensland, Australia. The weather is finally cooling off and the sun has been shining, showing off the tropical beaches and rain-forests at their absolute best. I am definitely one for traditions at holiday times. Being far away from my Irish home, it's more about the rituals than the … [Read more...]