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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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11 Ways to Relieve Stress for Busy Moms

11 Ways to Relieve Stress for Busy Moms

Being a mom is not an easy job. As mothers, we constantly have to juggle home and work, which often leaves us stressed and frustrated. If you are a mom feeling like you are pulled in a hundred different directions and have a never-ending to-do list, you are not alone! Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can reduce your stress levels and thrive as a busy mom. A relaxed mind can help you handle both your home and work more efficiently. So, here is a list of some effective ways to relieve stress for busy moms (and dads).  Even trying…
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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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7 Best Pain Management At Home Options

7 Best Pain Management At Home Options

As a mom of four, two with autism spectrum disorder, I am always busy!  Having two children on the spectrum means we at least have one melt down a day in our home.  Our youngest is two, and though we call him little man, he is far from little!  Picking him up (especially when he doesn’t want me to) pulls on my back and muscles a lot!  I’d love to go to the chiropractor or massage therapist, but time and money often work against me.  Luckily, pain management at home is an option for the worn-out care giver! Over the…
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5 Basic Military Survival Skills You Can Teach Your Children

5 Basic Military Survival Skills You Can Teach Your Children

When a child is ready for camping, they need to learn what survival skills to teach their children. It can always come in handy when some of its survival skills can be used properly. Children can become lost somewhere or simply forgot the way home, especially when you live outdoors. Basic Military Survival Skills You Can Teach Your Children When found in these situations, it is important to know some basic survival skills. These will help your child survive long enough to be rescued. It is essential to prepare the kids as best you can if they get lost or…
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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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