This month Toys'??R'?Us launched an in-store and online fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, which will run through April 30. This is the 5th year Toys "R" us is teaming up to solve the autism puzzle '?? an epidemic that affects 1 in 67 children in the U.S. alone '?? this year'??s campaign will shine the spotlight on the true heroes of autism: children living with the disorder, their caregivers, and those who are helping to find the cause and cure of autism through the donation of time and money.
To engage the virtual world and encourage donations to this cause, Toys'??R'?Us has developed an online microsite dedicated to Autism Speaks that includes a '??scrapbook'? featuring children achieving milestones, such as tying their shoes and riding a bicycle '?? simple tasks made difficult by autism. The website also features a video of a 9-year-old girl with autism, Jodi, playing the piano and singing heartwarming lyrics that she wrote about her everyday heroes. We love the list of ten toys that can help the kids on the Autism Spectrum.
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Peaches
Small decisions add up when it comes to your health. Opting for a healthy dessert that skips the whipped cream in favor of rich, delicious Athenos Greek yogurt is a big start. We picked this recipe to share this week since it delivers big, satisfying flavor without tons of ...read more
Low Sugar Banana Muffins
Sharing recipes and healthy meal solutions for our kids is one of our Momtrends' missions. This week we're featuring a Low Calorie Banana Muffin recipe that's ideal for tucking into lunch boxes or for an after school treat. Related: Throw a pancake party Why Bananas? Here are ...read more
Family Ski Trip to Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire
My journeys to ski New Hampshire started almost a decade ago. When I had a young ski racer, she qualified for a regional championship race at a mountain called Gunstock. It sounded exotic and steep! We were used to our tiny little hill in Connecticut and then skiing the powder ...read more
To learn more about these super heroes and visit Toysrus.com/AutismSpeaks
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