New for Special Needs Parents in Miami: We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym + Giveaway

IMG_3715.JPG

For parents with children of special needs, it’s sometimes hard to find a place where you can take you kids to play, without the “odd glances” that you may get at the park. We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym is EXACTLY what Miami has needed, a place so unique and special for children to grow, learn and most importantly have fun!

As a mom with a child on the spectrum I know how difficult it can be to find activities that are fun and therapeutic. So when I saw the gym follow me on Instagram, I began to dig into finding out more and how my son and his friends can benefit from this kids gym.

IMG_3718.PNG

IMG_3717.PNG
We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym is an all-inclusive gym that allows children of all ability levels to be able to play and grow together, they offer specialized classes, programs and equipment for children with autism. This allows the team to offer fantastic autism support services such as their classes that help to develop social and physical skills, sensory play equipment to help develop sensory skills and finer motor skills. And large play equipment to help develop the larger muscle groups as well as the fun and enjoyment that comes from working in a group and playing together.

The gym will also have The Rock Shop, located in We Rock the Spectrum Miami, offering parents the best selection of hand picked sensory-based toys and puzzles like Melissa & Doug Puzzles and Games, Gluten Free Playdough and Puzzle Piece Jewelry

IMG_3719.PNG

IMG_3720.PNG

Here are a few of the details, the WRTS Miami owners Barbi Lopez and Stacy Yurubi are both graduates of Education and work as therapist for special needs kids. A class schedule has not been posted yet but make sure to check in a few days, ther is also space for parties and a quiet room. WRTS will have its Grand Opening on November 29 from 10-5 at the new location 10832 sw 104 ST just across the street from Miami Dade College kendall campus. The fee is $12 per child and 20% of the proceeds will go to My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation.

Interested in winning 5 Day Open Play Pass? ENTER HERE >> And make sure to share this with your special needs educators and parents.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

A new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang, Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4

Looks like the “snake” is outta woody’s boot! Disney•Pixar’s have revealed plans for “Toy Story 4″.
image

John Lasseter, director of the original “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” will direct the film, which opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. The story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three “Toy Story” films.

IMG_3697.JPG

Director John Lasseter works with members of his story team on Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. The film is slated for release on June 16, 2017. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Miami’s LIFE RADIO 90.9 announces Harvest Crusade Miami coming March 2015

image

General Manager Chip Lusko of 90.9 LIFE FM Radio announced this morning  that Greg Laurie will bring HARVEST CRUSADE to Miami this upcoming March 21, 2014, and will take place at the Bank United Center.

This is awesome news! I’m a huge fan of Greg Laurie, and listen to his messages every morning at 8 am as I take my son to school.

Greg is passionate about telling people about Jesus Christ in a way that is friendly, that is understandable, and that is culturally relevant. But yet he does not want to compromise that biblical message–that story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how He can change lives.

Thousands of people have responded to that invitation. Why? Because there is power in the message of the gospel. That is why the apostle Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes.” Yes, there is power in the message of the gospel.

The Miami Harvest is a Free event and will be on March 21, 2015. Phil Wickham and Dominic Balli will provide the music and Greg will bring a simple straightforward gospel message. I invite you to come be a part!

Miami’s LIFE RADIO 90.9 announces Harvest Crusade Miami coming March 2015

image

General Manager Chip Lusko of 90.9 LIFE FM Radio announced this morning  that Greg Laurie will bring HARVEST CRUSADE to Miami this upcoming March 21, 2014, and will take place at the Bank United Center.

This is awesome news! I’m a huge fan of Greg Laurie, and listen to his messages every morning at 8 am as I take my son to school.

Greg is passionate about telling people about Jesus Christ in a way that is friendly, that is understandable, and that is culturally relevant. But yet he does not want to compromise that biblical message–that story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how He can change lives.

Thousands of people have responded to that invitation. Why? Because there is power in the message of the gospel. That is why the apostle Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes.” Yes, there is power in the message of the gospel.

The Miami Harvest is a Free event and will be on March 21, 2015. Phil Wickham and Dominic Balli will provide the music and Greg will bring a simple straightforward gospel message. I invite you to come be a part!

“THE BOOK OF LIFE” – Jorge’s Grandma’s Mole Recipe

Grandma Anita’s Enchiladas

INGREDIENTS

(For 20 people)
• Vegetable Oil
• 30 Corn Tortillas
• 18 ounces of mulato pepper, deveined and seeded
• 26 ounces of pasilla pepper, deveined and seeded
• 26 ounces of ancho pepper, deveined and seeded
• 2 cups of lard
• 5 medium garlic cloves
• 2 medium onions, sliced
• 4 hard tortillas each broken into four pieces
• 1 fried Mexican bread roll (bolillo)
• ½ cup of raisins
• 1 cup of almonds
• ¾ cup of sesame seeds
• ½ teaspoon of aniseed
• 1 teaspoon of ground cloves or 5 cloves
• 6 cinnamon sticks
• 1 tsp of ground black pepper or 6 full peppers
• 4 bars of ground stone Mexican chocolate
• 1 cup of Roma tomatoes, chopped and peeled
• Chili seeds, to taste
• Sugar and Salt, to taste
• 1 3/4 cups of chicken broth

FOR THE FILLING
• 3-4 ripe sweet plantains
• 1¾ cup of Oaxaca cheese

PREPARATION

Place 1 1/3 cup of lard on a frying pan and heat the lard. Once the lard is hot, coat the peppers in the hot lard. Next, place the peppers in a pot with boiling water and leave them to soften. In the hot lard pan, fry the garlic and onion until they’re crisp, then add the tortilla, bread, raisins, almonds, chili seeds, half of the sesame seeds, aniseed, clove, cinnamon, pepper, chocolate, tomato, and fry it all together. Drain the peppers from the water, add to the frying pan, and fry everything together for a few more seconds. Next, place everything in a blender, add the chicken broth, and blend. Once blended, strain the entire contents of the blender, dispose of solids and keep the remaining mole salsa. In a separate casserole dish made especially for mole, heat the remaining lard (2/3 cup) and add the mole salsa. Heat the mole salsa for around 8 minutes. Add salt, sugar and more chocolate, to taste. If it becomes too dense, add more chicken broth. Simmer for 30 minutes.

FOR THE ENCHILADA FILLING

Place a small amount of oil in a frying pan. Cut the plantains into fourths (down the middle and across). Fry the plantains in the hot oil until they start to brown. Cut the cheese into strips and mash it together with the plantains. The filling is now ready for the enchiladas.

HOW TO DO IT

Place a small amount of oil in a frying pan. Once heated, fry a tortilla until it becomes light gold, but remains soft. Then coat the tortilla in the mole salsa. Place the tortilla on a plate, apply the plantain filling in the middle and roll it up. Repeat as many times as necessary for desired serving size. Once plates are prepared, apply mole salsa on top of the enchiladas. Add slices of onions and golden sesame seeds.

What To Do? Christians and Halloween, Should You Celebrate it or not? A Christian Moms Perspective

IMG_3576.JPG

 

So being a christian, people assume you live in a “christian” bubble, and don’t participate in the Halloween festivities. Reality is many “Christians” do participate in the Hallows Eve tradition, only they go about it in a more innocent manner.

As a christian mom, I enjoy discussing costume options with my boys, it really gets their creative juices going. But we do have an understanding of what is acceptable in having good clean fun. As for us, this year we will be heading over to have some fun at a local Church for their annual Harvest Festival.

So I’ve been asked a few times today Should Christians celebrate #Halloween? And what is the “origin” of the day?

I looked online for the best example about celebrating the day and here is what I found on CBN.com

So after discovering this, what is a reasonable conclusion?
As Christians you and I are placed in this world to be a #light in a world of #darkness. There is no lasting benefit to ignore a holiday that exists around us, but it also does harm to celebrate Halloween as it has originated and grown over the centuries.

My suggestion? Christians should be teaching their children (age appropriately) that:

there is a #spiritual world filled with #goodness from #God and #evil from#Satan (Eph. 2:1-10);
life with #Christ has power over darkness (I John 4:4);

and those who celebrate Halloween either are unaware of its roots, or are intentionally promoting a world where evil is lauded and viewed as an ultimate power.

And what is the “origin” of the day?

All Saint’s Day and All Hallow’s Eve
Despite popular belief, All Saint’s Day and All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween’s namesake) and Samhain were simultaneously occurring events for at least several hundred years. Not remarkable given the political importance of this time of year. credit Huffpost

The rituals associated with All Saint’s Day itself really had little impact on the festival celebrations of Halloween beyond giving it its name. After all, harvest time was something everyone shared; pagans and christians alike celebrated the momentous occasion.

To counter the evil influence of Halloween, we need to join together and celebrate the reality of the #heroic efforts of Christian saints over the evil in their day. Many leaders in the past — and present — have fulfilled the mandate of destroying the works of the devil through their sacrificial commitment to Christ and #HisKingdom.

Too, rather than “hide” in the face of evil, we should unabashedly and boldly create an alternative that is positive and uplifting; that celebrates good over evil and the triumph of God over Satan. We need to provide an environment that also makes room for heaps of fun while using the day as a “teachable moment” to celebrate God’s protection, provision and purpose for our lives.

This is from CBN hope it answers the question

CHALLENGE:30 DAYS OF BEING THANKFUL 2014

20131101-203639.jpg

Lots of you joined me in this challenge last year, and I have to say how amazing the experience was! So this year will go ahead and do the challenge again. I pray that you will join me and invite others for this special and truly fulfilling month long journey.

Here’s how it works
This November 1, I am putting out a challenge to all women and Men who want to bless their family and friends with 30 Days of ways to be Thankful.

“30 Days of Being Thankful” will challenge you daily through out the whole month of November to be thankful for every gift that the Lordhas provided to you as well as teaching your children simple ways to be thankful.”

This is a journey to learning to be thankful for the smallest things and seeing God all around you as we move through each day. I pray that this challenge will stay with you long pass the 30 days.

I wanted to let you know now, so that you can prepare your hearts in seeing if this challenge is right for you.

I hope that you will join me in this challenge as we learn to be thankful for the smallest things that the Lord provides and ways to teach our children the importance of being thankful.

1. First and foremost, get that this is about giving thanks, and if moved to, sharing what you’re thankful for with others. The goal is to consciously engage in (at least) one moment of thankfulness every day this month. That’s it.

2. The thing for which you give thanks can be big or small–it doesn’t matter, because even 30 small gratitudes will add up to something awesome by month’s end. Not sure what to be thankful for?

What you’re thankful for can be anything at all–as long as you’re consciously thankful for it. That’s the key.

3. Truly, being thankful is enough. Sharing it via social media or in some other way is a gift to the world, because there are so very many people (we bet you know a lot of them!) who really struggle with giving thanks for the things that they have, or the people or events in their lives. Modeling being thankful is a way to gift them because as you share what you’re thankful for, you shine a light–a light that tells others that it’s ok for them to be thankful, too. If you chose to share on Facebook, Instagram,Twitter,Google+,pinterest or any other social media platform please use any of the following hashtags #30daysOSparkle, #OSparklechallenge to keep track.

Join the Facebook event here

4. If you decide you want to share what you’re thankful for, you might simply say it aloud, or you might choose to write it on paper, blog about it, share it with those you love over dinner, draw something, or even sing it. As with other 30 Day Projects, there’s simply no wrong way to do this. Just make the way you do it your own–as unique and special as you are!

Please feel free to leave a comment each day for what you are thankful for,or if you are a Blogger and choose to do the challenge post your blog link in a comment so others can follow and support your 30 Days of being thankful.

ESPANOL
He aquí cómo funciona
El 1 de noviembre  estoy poniendo un desafío a todas las mujeres y hombres que quieren bendecir a su familia y amigos con 30 días de maneras de ser agradecido .

” 30 días de ser agradecidos ” pondrá a prueba todos los días a través de todo el mes de noviembre para dar gracias por todos los dones que el Señor ha dado a usted, así como la enseñanza de sus hijos maneras sencillas para estar agradecidos ” .

Este es un viaje para aprender a ser agradecido por las cosas más pequeñas y ver a Dios a su alrededor a medida que avanzamos a través de cada día . Rezo para que este desafío se quedará con usted pasa mucho de los 30 días .

Quería hacerle saber ahora, para que pueda preparar sus corazones en ver si este desafío es el adecuado para usted.

Espero que se unan a mí en este desafío , ya que aprender a ser agradecido por las cosas más pequeñas que el Señor ofrece y las maneras de enseñar a nuestros hijos la importancia de ser agradecidos.

1 . En primer lugar, conseguir que se trata de la acción de gracias , y si se trasladó a , compartiendo lo que está agradecido con los demás. El objetivo es comprometer conscientemente en ( al menos) un momento de agradecimiento todos los días de este mes. Eso es todo.

2 . La cosa por la que le das gracias puede ser grande o pequeña , no importa , porque incluso los 30 pequeños gratitudes se suman a algo impresionante para fin de mes . No estoy seguro que sea agradecido?

Lo que estás agradecido puede ser cualquier cosa , siempre y cuando usted es consciente agradecido por ello . Esa es la clave .

3 . En verdad, el ser agradecido es suficiente. Compartirlo a través de medios sociales o de cualquier otra manera es un regalo para el mundo , porque hay mucha gente ( apuesto a que sabe un montón de ellos! ) Que realmente luchan con la acción de gracias por las cosas que tienen, o los personas o eventos en sus vidas. Modelando el ser agradecido es una forma de regalo , porque al compartir lo que estás agradecido, usted brilla una luz , una luz que le dice a los demás que está bien para ellos estar agradecidos , también. Si decide compartir en Facebook , Instagram , Twitter, Google+ , Pinterest o cualquier otra plataforma de medios sociales por favor, utilice cualquiera de los siguientes hashtags # 30daysOSparkle , # OSparklechallenge para realizar un seguimiento . Únete al evento en Facebook aquí

4 . Si usted decide que quiere compartir lo que estás agradecido , es posible que simplemente decirlo en voz alta , o puede optar por escribir en un papel , blog sobre él comparta con sus seres queridos durante la cena , dibujar algo , o incluso cantar ella. Al igual que con otros proyectos de 30 del día, simplemente no hay manera incorrecta de hacer esto. Simplemente haga de la manera que lo hace su propia tan único y especial como tú !

No dude en dejar un comentario cada día por lo que está agradecido por favor , o si usted es un blogger y decide hacer el reto de publicar su enlace en el blog un comentario para que otros puedan seguir y apoyar los 30 días de ser agradecido .

Comparte con nosotros en Facebook Aqui

Day 1 of being Thankful- I’m thankful to God for my Husband John, he’s a wonderful Husband father provider and best friend.

1 Timothy 5:8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Day 2 of being Thankful Im thankful for the opportunity to share with you all and encourage each through this event.

“Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.”
2 Corinthians 9:13 NIV

Day 3 of being Thankful today I am thankful to The Lord for having mercy on me, and loving me even when I’m a wretch! His love never fails!

Ps 103:8,10-14 (NIV) The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love… He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgression from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

Day 4 today I am thankful for my boys
Gio and Gabriel, what a blessing and joy they are. They are my sunshine.

3 John 1:4 ESV
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

So behind in posting here, so sorry.
Day 17 I’m so thankful for The Lord blessing with My son Gabriel,he has been a gift from above. I’m such a proud mom, grateful for all that he accomplishes daily. He is the sunshine in everyone’s day.

Rejoice always.
Pray without ceasing.
Give thanks in all circumstances.
THIS is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

#30daysOsparkle

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matt 5:16

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,459 other followers

%d bloggers like this: