Autism Breakthrough: Girl's Writings Explain Her Behavior and Feelings - A beautifully inspirational story about a girl diagnosed with severe autism at the age of four. She is unable to speak, but has found a way to communicate by typing. Much like I see the frustration bubbling as MetaToddler struggles to communicate with me, it turns out that Carly just wanted to be heard. Now, she is.
Koko art via Daily Candy - Frame your walls with art by Koko and Michael...yes, the signing gorillas. Not cheap, but you'd be helping fund the Gorilla Foundation.
Photo of "Pepper" by Michael
Griffith Park Railroad for Kids - When I was a kid, I used to love, love, love riding the mini train in Griffith Park. Kids have to be 34 inches, however, so MetaToddler's not quite there yet. The minute he hits that milestone, we'll be trekking to the good ol' park, though. Free train ride!!
Trader Joe's Bans China - While I generally trust the products that Trader Joe's carries, I have been put off by a few products that come from China. The frozen roasted corn or canned organic black beans, for example. However, they will be pulling "single-ingredient" Chinese-grown food products because of customer concerns by April 1, 2008. They're still confident in the products, but I guess the customer's always right.