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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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Why I am Not A Perfect Parent or Try to Be!

Why I am Not A Perfect Parent or Try to Be!

    Let's be honest.  When we become parents, we all strive to be that perfect parent.  You know, like the ones in movies that blast through housework and parenting with such ease?   Those parents that seem to have the perfectly well behaved kids, the clean floor, and a smile on their faces.  It seems life all around us is telling us to be the perfect parent.   With my first three children, I tried my best to be that perfect.  I failed miserably very quickly.  I woke up one time to my two-year old covering me in pancake…
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Life Skills Everyone Needs- 12 Life Skills I Want My Children To Learn

Life Skills Everyone Needs- 12 Life Skills I Want My Children To Learn

  As parents, our goal is to raise our children to be successful adults.  We want them to be happy, healthy, and to succeed at anything they choose to do.  With the over abundance of social media,  we have all seen our fair share of "adulting" errors.  Though that term irks me, my teenager said it best "Man! Adulting is Hard! I'm not ready for all that!"  She doesn't realize how right she is about not being ready!   That conversation got me thinking though.  What life skills do I want my children to know before they move out into…
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Parent of Four- 5 reasons I love being a Mom of 4 kids

Parent of Four- 5 reasons I love being a Mom of 4 kids

  Having a large broad comes with its blessings as well as it's challenges.  I have always known I wanted to be a mom, just didn't know how many!  Unless God has a different plan, we feel our family is complete at four children.  Our four children have taught me so much over the last ten years!   Even though I may feel overwhelmed at times, I wouldn't have it any other ways.   The one phrase I hear all the time is " I don't know how you do it!"  To me, it seems like second nature.  Outsiders looking…
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