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Explore the World with your child and Zoobooks!

Explore the World with your child and Zoobooks!

Have you ever heard of Zoobies, Zootles, Zoodinos, or maybe Zoobooks?  Chances are, you may have heard of Zoobooks but never the rest.  So, what are they?  These are all a part of the Zoobooks magazine line.  Each one geared towards a specific age range.  Each magazine includes high quality pictures and amazing animal facts. Zoobies are for ages 0-3, Zootles for ages 3-6, Zoobooks for ages 6-12, and Zoodinos for ages 5 and up. Explore the World with your child and Zoobooks Little man (my two-year-old with autism) absolutely loved the Zoobies book we received.  This one was about…
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SuperSkills Subscription Box – 4 minute a Day Vocabulary Building Box

SuperSkills Subscription Box – 4 minute a Day Vocabulary Building Box

Have you heard of the coolest learning tool that comes monthly to your home called SuperSkills box?  If not, you are in for a treat!  We were lucky enough to test out super skills box before its release.  Even my fourteen-year-old loved it!  So, what exactly is the SuperSkills box?   “Superskills Box is a monthly subscription box for children age 8 & above. It aims to help children be successful from a very young age by giving them an easy 4-minute-a-day way to learn sophisticated vocabulary words. Results are better and faster reading & understanding, increased imagination, creativity and…
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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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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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Shark Raincoat – A Kidorable Product Review

Shark Raincoat – A Kidorable Product Review

  Rain, rain go away. Come again another day! Every time it rains, little man starts to sing this fun little nursery rhyme. He absolutely loves water, and jumping in puddles. When the rain is falling though, that is a totally different story! With little man having autism, the rain falling is very unpredictable to him and startles him if it changes consistency at all! So when the amazing people at Kidorable reached out to with a possible solution, I was game! They immediately sent out Kidorable Shark Raincoat for us to try out. Sharks are his favorite animal and it…
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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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5 Creative Ways to Teach Your Children STEM Subjects

5 Creative Ways to Teach Your Children STEM Subjects

    Parents often face the problem that their kids are unwilling to study, especially to practice STEM subjects!  It's easy to worry about your children's studies, but worrying  will not take make their grades improve at all.   Have you ever wondered why kids are reluctant to practice STEM subjects?  The answer is they find the entire process overwhelming. The best way to combat this, is to come up with creative and fun ways for your child to learn.   Here are 5 creative ways to teach your children STEM subjects.         5 Creative Ways to…
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What Type of Mom Are You? Hilarious Infographic!

What Type of Mom Are You? Hilarious Infographic!

  With Mother's day right around the corner, it had me thinking about all the different types of moms.  Some of us work from home, while others at a busy office somewhere.  Some mamas prefer to have tons of kids, others couldn't imagine more than one.  Even I can see that I have changed parenting styles from the first to the fourth.  I went from being over worried with the girls, to not being bothered at all by all the crazy things my son does!  Mother's day is a celebration of each individual mom, being awesome in their own ways!    …
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7 Quick ways to Organize a Kids Room

7 Quick ways to Organize a Kids Room

Kid's rooms are messy! Having four kids of my own, I can attest to that!  Toys, books, stuffed animals, and more need to have Organizing solutions! So how do you do it?  Our friend Louise from Top Cleaning Services offers so amazing tips!  Check them out below 7 Quick ways to Organize a Kids Room Guest post By Louis Does your home always have scattered toys all over it? Or does your kid's room look like a disastrous area every day after the games have stopped? Are your kid's toys are constantly all over their room and the house?  This could be not…
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5 Teacher Appreciation Poems

5 Teacher Appreciation Poems

    As a mom of four, two with autism, teachers are a huge part of our lives!  All teachers are amazing in their own way, and we have been blessed with many awesome teachers.  Every year, we love to show our teachers some appreciation.  One fun way to make any gift become a teacher gift, is to attach a teacher appreciation poems to it!      Teacher appreciation week coming up soon, May 1st-5th, 2017.  Our friends over at Nonprofit Central, are sharing with our readers 5 of their favorite teacher appreciation.  After your done reading this amazing post,…
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