Brenda Kimble

Brenda Kimble is a writer and stay-at-home mother of two daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is also a strong advocate for those with special needs and writes to give a voice to the often unheard.
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Back to School Shopping on a Budget

Back to School Shopping on a Budget

Want your kids to look fantastic and have all the tools they need for success this school year but don’t have a lot to spend? Don’t despair! There are several ways to score everything you need without breaking the bank. Whether you are shopping for one kid or several, here are a few tips and some helpful advice on back to school shopping on a budget. School Shopping on a Budget Start With a Game Plan If you go shopping without a game plan, you’re going to spend too much money. That’s a huge problem when you’re working with a…
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How to Keep Your Little Ones Comfy & Cool Without Breaking the Bank

How to Keep Your Little Ones Comfy & Cool Without Breaking the Bank

Summer Clothing Prep Guide for Parents: Child happily being tossed into air Summer is here, and with the new season comes the need for new clothing for the family. As parents, we all know that keeping kids comfy and cool during the summer months is an absolute must. An overheated kid can quickly end the fun and make for a pretty rough day for everyone involved. The good news is that outfitting your family for the summer doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether you plan on spending the summer exploring the backyard, taking the entire family on vacation, spending time…
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Why Daily Routines Help Both Parents & Children

Why Daily Routines Help Both Parents & Children

Why Daily Routines Help Both Parents & Children The school year can be chaotic for families. Between getting the kids up and off to school on time to making sure someone is home to take care of them at the end of the day and getting them to and from practices, games, meetings, events, etc., some days may seem nearly impossible to survive. By establishing and sticking to routines, you can get through all your family’s daily tasks and activities without driving yourself crazy. Routines help bring families closer together and keep a lot of problems from ever manifesting. When…
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Colors and Special Needs Individuals: What You Need to Know

Colors and Special Needs Individuals: What You Need to Know

Tiny babies see best in black and white, but once that baby reaches their first birthday, they will already begin to recognize and name colors. Color is one of the first concepts we learn, and we use color to convey emotion, messages and meaning. Red means passion, danger and Stop! We feel sad when we listen to the Blues. Colors also seem to have a deeper effect than the common meanings we give them. To see a color, you must have light. The color of an object is determined by how much light bounces off it. Light is made of…
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Ultimate List of Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism

Ultimate List of Sensory Activities for Kids with Autism

Children on the autism spectrum often have issues coping with everyday sensory stimuli that can make dealing with the world they live in difficult. Stimulating their senses through sensory play can help not only in this area, but to support development on social, cognitive, and numerous other levels. Everyday experiences the rest of us take for granted can be overwhelming or feel impossible to navigate for the autistic child, making it problematic for them to further their learning in certain areas of life. Sensory play helps by strengthening neural connections. Emotional, physical, and linguistic growth can progress further as a…
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7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum

7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Kids on the autism spectrum often have a limited number of interests. They can also lack the ability to respond to social feedback, which is essential for learning. This can make it challenging to engage kids in classroom tasks and leads to students feeling frustrated because their needs are not met. Also, traditional classrooms and teaching strategies are generally ineffective at encouraging kids with autism to learn. 7 Ways Teachers and Parents Can Motivate Kids on the Autism Spectrum However, there are many ways teachers and parents can help kids on the autism spectrum to stay motivated. Both in the…
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