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End the Morning Struggles! Make Mornings Great Again!

End the Morning Struggles! Make Mornings Great Again!

A morning routine can be a struggle for any household. Having four children, two with autism, morning can be rather hectic around here. Most morning, something will happen. Beds aren't made, someone didn't brush their teeth, or someone was late to school. It never seems to fail! There had to be a solution to the morning routine struggle! Over the years, we have developed routines that help a lot. We have a magnetic chore chart for each child to move their morning routines to the done side. We lay out clothes the night before and set book bags by the…
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15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature

15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature

I had to laugh the other day when my husband told me that my school vacation was about to end.  Summer break is upon us!  Our kid's school got out mid May due to the lack of snow days.  This means three whole months of summer.  I am excited to be able to spend a ton of time with them doing summer activities! Summer means tons of outdoor adventures, pools, water fights, giggles, and (gasp!) BOREDOM! Though my kids love playing outside, they still have a tendency to want to sit and veg out in front of electronics.  Since sitting down…
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How to Get Kids to Do Chores Without Whining

How to Get Kids to Do Chores Without Whining

      With four children, my house can quickly become a disaster! Between all the therapies, doctors visits, sport, work, and every thing else, I just cannot clean it all up on my own!  I have four little helpers to get the job done. That being said, boy do they whine about it!  Thankfully, our friend Sury  (founder of The Only Canister Vacuum) has offered up some awesome solutions to that problem!  So I will let her take it from here!   Every mom dreams of having help with the household chores. But many times, it’s easier to do…
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Pregnancy Survival Tips – The top 3 tips for surviving pregnancy

Pregnancy Survival Tips – The top 3 tips for surviving pregnancy

    It seems to be that time again when so many of my friends are becoming parents.  Many of these gals for the first time. As I have had several rounds being pregnant, I am often asked for advice.  Parenting advice is always in that list, but by the end of the first trimester, I am asked more about pregnancy survival!   When it comes to pregnancy survival tips, there is one main thing I remind moms-to-be.  Take care of you first!  You cannot provide for a child (in or out of you) if you are not taking care…
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