Kids & Confidence: How to you teach your child confidence

Kids & Confidence: How to you teach your child confidence

When it comes to your kids and their confidence, there are lots of things that can affect them, including you and their environment.  So how to you teach your child confidence? There are a few important things you should know before you go off trying to tell your kids how to be confident. It isn’t really about telling them how to be confident, but showing them. Here are a few things you need to know: Your Kids Learn From You First of all, your kids learn a lot from you. If you’re low on confidence, then they could easily begin…
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How to Create a Calming Space for Your Autistic Child

How to Create a Calming Space for Your Autistic Child

Doll children background design with colourful letters spelling out Autism We all need a space to call out own, and that includes autistic children.  Every child is different but learning their sensory needs will help you create a perfect space.  No matter their sensory need, they can extremely benefit from a calming space to go relax and cool down in. We have one for each child in our house (well, the teen just has her room. But that makes her happy).  One of our spaces is an open closet transformed into a calming room, with calm lights, sensory tools, a…
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Why Organic Is the Right Choice for Babies | The Mom Kind

Why Organic Is the Right Choice for Babies | The Mom Kind

Organic food is a trend that is definitely here to stay.  We have embraced going organic, especially with fruits and vegetables!  My husband actually has an allergic reaction to the pesticides on many items, so it's the only way for him to eat fresh.  This life choice isn't just for adults though.  Organic is the right choice for babies too! Today, we are going to focus on some of the great benefits of going organic for babies.  That being said, food choices are always best decided between you and your child's doctor. Why Organic Is the Right Choice for Babies…
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Top 5 Creative Crafts to do with Kids | Get the Kids back to Creativity

Top 5 Creative Crafts to do with Kids | Get the Kids back to Creativity

Electronic are a part of everyday life.   I never though I'd see the day when all of our children would have some sort of device.  That day though has come, and even our preschooler can maneuver a tablet better than I can!  Electronics are fun, but there is nothing like the creating crafts together. Our friend Candice Schaffer from 242 Broome , 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, and 53 W 53 , has come up with a list of the top five creative crafts to do with kids.  So get your glue sticks ready and let's get crafting! Top 5…
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Lego Brick Building Activity Books for Children

Lego Brick Building Activity Books for Children

Lego bricks provide a world of imagination and adventure.  Instruction books give us the guides to build some awesome creations, but the adventure stops at the end of the booklet.  We love Lego bricks, but I fully admit my imagination stops beyond square houses.  So I couldn't have bee more thrilled to try out these Lego Brick Activity Books for Children, Lego Brick Building Activity Books Having 3 children on the autism spectrum, our house is full of Lego bricks! The girls absolutely love the little bricks to make houses and malls for their Happy Place dolls. When we got…
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MVP Kids- Help Me Become and Understand Series

MVP Kids- Help Me Become and Understand Series

Having three children on the autism spectrum, social stories are a huge aspect of our lives.  We are constantly looking for books that help teach them skills that are hard for them to understand.  I am so excited about the newest edition to the Real MVP Kids Series! Two brand new books  called Lucas Tames the Anger Dragon and Stomp out Selfishness.  These brand new, high quality books are apart of the Help Me Become and Help Me Understand series! Real MVP kids books are social stories that help inspire character in children.  The first set of  series were called…
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Top Five Games to Play with Your Toddler

Top Five Games to Play with Your Toddler

Coming up with games to play with your toddler is essential to their learning.  We all have our go to games, but sometimes struggle with creating and implementing new games.  Luckily, our friends over at Check Pregnancy have been gracious enough to share their Top Five Games to Play with Your Toddler for us. Top Five Games to Play with Your Toddler Having a toddler doesn’t just mean dirty diapers and loud nights. It also means having to brainstorm over what games one can play with their children. As a parent, we always want what’s best for our children. We…
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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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