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What To Consider When Buying Kids Jewelry As A Gift

What To Consider When Buying Kids Jewelry As A Gift

What To Consider When Buying Kids Jewelry As A Gift Jewelry looks lovely when worn. If you're thinking of unique and meaningful gifts to give your kids, jewelry is a good option. What are some ideal jewelry pieces that you can give to your kids? And, what do you need to keep in mind before buying? You have a lot of options on what you can give to your kids when celebrating a special occasion or milestone. Here are some ideas that you can check out: Necklaces For grade school kids, a necklace is a good choice. They're easy to…
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Top 10 Road Trip Tips for Families

Top 10 Road Trip Tips for Families

Top 10: Road Trip for Families Tips By Amelia Evans Once in a while you and your family will need to go out and explore what the outer world has to offer, especially during vacation when all time is at your disposal. It's worth taking some good time to plan ahead prior to sitting behind that wheel. This prevents inconveniences along the road and affords you that much needed perfect ride.  Check out these top 10 planning road trip tips for families 1. Take Care of the Driver Your children might quickly fall asleep while you're driving but a safe driver is…
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Baby First Christmas: Gift Ideas

Baby First Christmas: Gift Ideas

Baby First Christmas: Gift Ideas Christmas is almost upon us yet again. If your gift list includes a recent addition to the family, baby items are on the menu. Of course, buying for a baby invariably involves practical considerations.  With that in mind, here are some great Gift Ideas for Baby First Christmas. The Nappy Cake- Unique Baby Gift Ideas This is a novel way to surprise the baby and mother, with a well-designed cake that contains baby essentials. Check out the many designs at https://babygiftbox.com.au/, Australia’s leading baby gift online retailer has a wide range of suitable gifts, including nappy…
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KANO Computer Kit Touch Review-Build and code your own Tablet

KANO Computer Kit Touch Review-Build and code your own Tablet

Coding is all the rage these days.  Many of the top toys are all about  programming robots and learning code through board games.  While these are awesome, they normally get only a couple months use before finding a dusty corner to waste a way in.  Instead of toys that won't get used, why not have your child build and program their very own computer?! Kano's Touch Computer Kit gives you everything you need to build a portable, Linux-based computer packed full of coding game, activities, and completely internet ready! The girls started coding in school back in second grade.  Back…
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Christmas Shopping on a Tight Budget

Christmas Shopping on a Tight Budget

The best memories that children remember are not about the gifts received, but how they spent time with family.  If your child is on the Autism spectrum or has sensory difficulties, the holiday experiences may be a bit different. Loud music, bright lights, and clothing with scratchy tags are all factors that can put a damper on Christmas morning. Not to mention, the rising costs of gifts are becoming nearly impossible for families to afford. With the cost of raising a family, not budgeting for the holidays may affect household finances all year long. So, how do you manage Christmas Shopping…
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Displate- Art on Metal Canvas is the perfect Christmas Gift Idea!

Displate- Art on Metal Canvas is the perfect Christmas Gift Idea!

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DISPLATE. All  products reviewed, talked about, displayed, or used within this post were provided to me for free for these purposes. The opinions presented in this post are 100% my own and are not influenced by compensation received. With all of that in mind, I hope that you will enjoy this post! Have you ever had to buy a gift for someone who is impossible to buy for?  Ya, me too and it's insane! Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is hard enough without having that person that is impossible…
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Jiobit GPS Device Review | Autism Parenting

Jiobit GPS Device Review | Autism Parenting

GPS Trackers are becoming more and more a part of everyday life.  For special needs parents, a gps tracker can actually mean the difference between life and death.  That being said, there are so many tracking devices on the market. It is hard to know which one to pick.  When it comes to a device that solely tracks, Jiobit GPS tracker is an amazing option! Disclaimer: We recently got a chance to try out Jiobit in exchange for our honest review.   The following is our review: Jiobit The Worlds Smallest and Longest Lasting GPS Tracker for Kids Jiobit is a…
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Making a Difference: The Light Side, Autism with a Spark of Humor

Making a Difference: The Light Side, Autism with a Spark of Humor

Today, I'm going to share with you about an up and coming company that is fighting to make a difference in the unemployment rates of autistic adults.  A mom and son team, The Light Side, Autism With A Spark Of Humor is working on that goal while bring a huge smile to your face. Check it out! The Light Side, Autism with a Spark of Humor Celeste Losito is a former speech language pathologist and a mom oof three, including her amazing 14-year-old autistic son named Joey.  Though she had an amazing career, she was working so much that she…
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Mightier Update and Mightier Starter Program Giveaway!

Mightier Update and Mightier Starter Program Giveaway!

A couple months ago I shared with you guys about an awesome emotional regulation tool called Mightier.  Our daughter has been doing absolutely amazing ever since starting, and even asks to play it! Mightier is a program that helps kids learn to self-regulate on their own.  They learn this through video games, which is pretty much the one guaranteed platform kids are willing to try!  While this works for any kid, my interest lies in the benefits for children with autism and children with ADHD. Both of our 10 year old and 12 year old tried it, but my major focus…
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4 Ways to monitor your local weather from home

4 Ways to monitor your local weather from home

4 Ways to Monitor your Local Weather from Home Most people rely on forecasts to tell them what weather condition to expect. However, you can use your knowledge of weather patterns, observation skills, or mobile phone apps to predict the weather. Weather prediction is a fun hobby, and it is a useful skill for those who love outdoor activities. If you know what to look for, you can make your weather predictions instead of waiting for the weather forecast. Here are four ways to monitor the weather in the comfort of your home. Observing the wind  You can learn how…
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What is Juuling? Teen use of E-cigaretes is on the Rise

What is Juuling? Teen use of E-cigaretes is on the Rise

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) is a product advertised as an alternative to traditional tobacco products.  Many of these devices are designed to look like traditional cigarettes. Others like JUUL are made to look cool and high tech.   Because they "aren't cigarettes" its easy for many to believe the hype that they are a safe alternative.  That's far from the reality though.  Ecigs are another way of getting nicotine into your body.  Teens have always been tempted by the lure of being "Cool" because they smoke cigarettes.  Though times have changed and traditional cigarettes are not "in", a new trend has arose.  Juul is one of the…
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10 Affordable Fun Fall Activities for Families

10 Affordable Fun Fall Activities for Families

10 Affordable Fun Fall Activities for Families For many, fall is about more than pumpkin spice lattes (even though they are great!). It’s a time to get back into a routine, appreciate nature, and come together after the chaos of summer. Kids are busy with school activities, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for some fun. If you need a little help getting inspired for the season, don’t worry we have you covered! Not only are these fall activities fun, they’re also affordable. So whether you’re on a budget or just want to save a little extra to spend…
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4 Tips to Getting a Degree That Will Result in Good Wages after Graduation

4 Tips to Getting a Degree That Will Result in Good Wages after Graduation

4 Tips to Getting a Degree That Will Result in Good Wages after Graduation In 2015, 25% of Australian graduates were jobless four months after their graduation. Moreover, the average salary for those who found jobs was lower than it was for previous years. In the US, a recent study showed that degree inflation is undermining the country’s global competitiveness. EU countries are experiencing similar problems as well. Avoiding these unfortunate outcomes is possible. You can do that by following these 4 tips to getting a degree that will result in good wages after graduation. 1. Median Pay Median pay…
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Colors in a Child’s Room – How Color Can Affect Their Mood

Colors in a Child’s Room – How Color Can Affect Their Mood

How the Colors in a Child’s Room Can Affect Their Mood When people talk about raising kids, their discussions generally center on topics like attachment versus free-range parenting, Waldorf versus Montessori schools, or how much screen time a mom or dad can safely give their little one before they turn into a zombie who can’t be consoled without a phone or tablet in hand.   Colors in a child's room is not a common topic. However, there are surprising factors to consider in raising kids: The color you paint their bedroom. While it may seem like a relatively insignificant detail, choosing…
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How to Get an Autistic Child to Sleep

How to Get an Autistic Child to Sleep

How to Get an Autistic Child to Sleep Sleep problems are common amongst autistic children with an estimated 50 to 80 percent experiencing trouble falling and staying asleep. Autistic children are more likely to have secondary diagnoses that directly and indirectly affect their sleep cycle. Consequently, medications may get in the way too.  This leaves many parents and caregivers asking the question: How to Get an Autistic Child to Sleep. Autism and Sleep Autism can influence the sleep cycle in any number of ways. For example, the differences in the autistic brain may contribute to irregular circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms control all…
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When should I start potty training?

When should I start potty training?

Every parent’s dream is for their child to move on from diapers. The best person to train a child on how to use a toilet is their parent as they understand them better. It is these little moments with your child that counts. However, knowing when your child is ready for potty training could be difficult. When should I start potty training? Children should be toilet/ potty trained at their own pace. Kids learn at different speed and thus there is no right age to train your kid to use potty. However, the best age to start potty training is between 18 months and 30 months. The…
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Looking For Cheaper Medication? Here’s How to Buy Prescription Drugs Online!

Looking For Cheaper Medication? Here’s How to Buy Prescription Drugs Online!

It's no secret that the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. has been increasing for the last several years. According to current research, it's also not going to stop expanding any time soon. Even if you have health insurance, rising drug costs could be setting you back quite a bit, especially if you or your family members rely on several different medications. The good news is that there are steps you can take to save money on prescriptions, such as ordering prescription drugs online. If you've been curious about buying prescription drugs online but aren't sure how to do…
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A Survival Guide For Stay-At-Home Moms

A Survival Guide For Stay-At-Home Moms

A Survival Guide For Stay-At-Home Moms Sure, there are all the joys that come with being a stay-at-home mom. You get to spend lots of quality time with your kids. When the kids are asleep or busy elsewhere, you can watch plenty of daytime telly and keep on top of some of your chores. You don't have to go to work, so those pesky commutes become a thing of the past. It's all sunshine and rainbows!Except, of course, it isn't! Despite the stay-at-home joys, it can be tough. You might go through feelings of isolation if you lack adult company.…
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Birdy Boutique Car Seat Poncho Review

Birdy Boutique Car Seat Poncho Review

Birdy Boutique Car Seat Poncho Review Baby, It's getting cold outside!  Though I love the fall weather, bundling the kids up can become a real struggle.  We don't use the garage (my vehicle is way to big lol!) so getting from house to car is cold!  Car seats and coats don't mix, so what is a parent to do?  That's where this Car Seat Poncho from Birdy Boutique comes in! As you may have heard by now, coats and car seats don't mix.  They create extra bulk between the child and belt, which can lead to injury or death during…
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What you need for baby | A New Parent’s Guide

What you need for baby | A New Parent’s Guide

What you need for baby | A New Parent's Guide The journey to motherhood may often become confusing when you go from a mother-to-be to a new mom. Let’s say you are just having your first child. You may know that you will need to purchase many items that take a significant part of your budget but don’t know what is really necessary and what is just an add-on. It is challenging for a new mom to know what you need for your baby and what you don't need for your baby. Choosing High-Quality Items Taking care of an infant…
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