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How to Make the Internet a Safer Place for your Child

How to Make the Internet a Safer Place for your Child

Raising children in today's world is much different than it was even a decade ago.  Access to the internet starts at such an early age.  With tablets, phones, computers, and even chatting through game system, the internet is actually at their finger tips at any given time! So how do you make the internet a safer place for your child? Today's guest poster, Hannah George, shares some of her best tips for being a parent in the 21st century! Make Internet a Safer Place for Your Child Agreed, the internet is a remarkable source of education for our kids but…
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My Santa Pictures | Capture Santa by the Christmas Tree!

My Santa Pictures | Capture Santa by the Christmas Tree!

One of the thing I love best about our daughter Bean, is her belief in all things magical!  Though she won't go anywhere near Santa, she fully believes in the Christmas magic!  I want to keep this innocence going for as long as I can! My Santa Pictures makes it simple to capture a picture of Santa by the tree! For our kids (and sometimes, us adults as well!), seeing is believing.  My Santa Pictures makes it so easy to create an image of Santa in your very own living room.  Now how's that for proof! We created an image…
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What is Elf on the Shelf?  A New Christmas Tradition

What is Elf on the Shelf? A New Christmas Tradition

Thanksgiving is next week which means Black Friday and Christmas are coming just as fast!  In the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, out friend Freddie the Elf comes out to play.  Have you met Freddy before?  He is out Elf on the Shelf that is a part of our new Christmas Tradition. By now, I am sure you have seen or heard about this new Christmas tradition called Elf on the Shelf.  You also may have wondered, just what is elf on the shelf?  Well you are in luck, because today we are going to fill you in on…
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Dr. Panda Plus Home Designer: Augmented Reality for Kids

Dr. Panda Plus Home Designer: Augmented Reality for Kids

Tablets have become a huge part of our day-to-day life.  I grew up in a time without these, so I am trying to balance letting my children use them and making sure they get as little screen time as possible.  One thing I focus on when it comes to devices, is making sure the games benefit my children in some way.  We recently were given the opportunity to try out Dr. Panda Plus Home Designer, an augmented reality game/app for kids. Much like the popular Pokemon go app, augmented reality apps include real life features into a virtual game.  Dr. Panda…
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What items to label for children going back to school

What items to label for children going back to school

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Stick2Me.  All views and opinions are my own, and very honest.        It’s August, and once again we are preparing for back to school.  After all the shopping for supplies and clothes is done, the next step is getting everything ready for the year.  With four children, I am sure you can imagine the sheer amount of school supplies we must purchase!  Every year, we must go through and label all the new items we purchase.   I’ve become somewhat of an expert on knowing what items to label for children going back…
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Real MVPkids books: Inspire Character

Real MVPkids books: Inspire Character

Is going to the doctor a struggle for your little one?  Have you had your toddler's first dentist checkup?  What if there was a way to make those visits easier for your child?  That is exactly what social stories do!  Now imagine having a high quality, board book to read to them and not have to worry about tearing?  That is exactly what the Real MVPkids Celebrate! Series books are! I am so excited to let you guys know about my new partnership with Real MVPkids books.  You may remember my review post a few months ago, where I let…
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Real MVP Kids Books books-  Perfect for toddlers of all abilities

Real MVP Kids Books books- Perfect for toddlers of all abilities

After our daughter’s autism diagnosis, we started several different types of therapies for her. One thing I kept hearing about a thing called a social story being used in each one. Every time we would have a struggle with a certain task (such as brushing her teeth), they would plan to use a social story the next appointment. Whatever they were doing, it seemed to work. So, I became curious. What is a social story? A social story is a learning tool used to help explain the appropriate social interaction to the reader. In 1991, Carol Grey created social stories…
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