Product Reviews

Sometimes, you just want to know how a product works or if it’s any good.  Check out these great product review articles to learn about the best and worst of each product, before you buy!

Rooster Race~ The High Low Game of Fowl Fun | Review

Rooster Race~ The High Low Game of Fowl Fun | Review

Rooster Race ~ The High Low Game of Fowl Fun | Review If you have ever played (and enjoyed) the card game of war, then you'll get a kick out of Rooster Race, the high low game of fowl fun. This family friendly game.  Promoting a little bit a math and a lot of fun! Family Game nights are a big thing in our home.  I love anyway that I can get the kids talking and enjoying spending time with one another.  So when the folks over at Roosterfin asked us to check out a fun game, we were happy…
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Christmas Gift Planning – Saving Money & Finding Deals for Christmas

Christmas Gift Planning – Saving Money & Finding Deals for Christmas

It's official, kids are back in school.  This is the time of year I really start putting money away for Christmas and looking for great deals to get discounts on toys.  I know September may seem early, but have you ever tried to shop on Christmas Eve?  Not fun and not cheap!   With four kids, even a small budget per child still adds up.  Though our oldest is a teenager (who wants clothes & electronics!), our three youngest are still into toys.  If you've shopped for toys anytime recent, you know those things aren't cheap! For our children, we only…
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Shapeshift- An Adult and Children’s Coloring Book

Shapeshift- An Adult and Children’s Coloring Book

One of Lilly's favorite things to do is to draw and color. It's the one thing that she can use no matter what she's feeling to find her own happiness.  Though we share an autism diagnosis, we do not share the same art talents lol.  Sometimes though, I just wish I could jump in that world with her.  Finding way to interact with your children in this tech savvy world can be a challenge.  As a mom of 4, I know this all to well. Though we limit electronic access, it's hard to compete with everything going on in their…
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My Dad is a Super Dad! The Perfect Gift for Father’s Day!

My Dad is a Super Dad! The Perfect Gift for Father’s Day!

Finding the right gift for someone can sometimes be challenging.  You want it to be personal, thoughtful, and make them smile.  I mean, what is the perfect gift for Father's Day or Dad's Birthday? Well the Super Dad! story book might just be that perfect gift you are looking for! My Dad is a Super Dad! Super Dad! by ISeeMe books is an adorable, thoughtful, and quite humorous book.  I say humorous because you will get a good giggle out of seeing the Dad in your life's face in a super hero costume doing disco moves! This amazingly sweet book…
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Autism and Stewie BOOM! Helping Families Embrace Neurodiversity

Autism and Stewie BOOM! Helping Families Embrace Neurodiversity

  If I could have one wish, it would be for every child to be taught how to embrace neurodiversity.  Having three children on the autism spectrum, I get to see both the joys and struggles they go through when it comes to friendships and social interactions. Teaching children neurodiversity sounds like a huge undertaking.  Sometimes, even adults struggle with changing their mindsets to embrace people who are not the same as them.  So how do we go about teaching a concept like this?  How do parents of neurotypical children and neurodiverse children accommodate each other to help build these…
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Colorful Earrings for Kids – A Guide to Choosing the Right Earrings

Colorful Earrings for Kids – A Guide to Choosing the Right Earrings

Colorful Earrings for Kids - A Guide to Choosing the Right Earrings If your child has pierced ears, you probably want to find cute earrings for kids that complement their outfit and style. You also want to choose earrings which will protect your child’s ears and skin and ensure that the jewelry lasts. Think about these things when shopping for kids earrings that will add bling to their wardrobe and be safe for their ears.  Look For Earrings with Safety in Mind Although piercings are common among children, not all earrings are made with children in mind. When purchasing earrings…
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6 Extraordinary Mother’s Day Gifts for a Fitness Freak Mom

6 Extraordinary Mother’s Day Gifts for a Fitness Freak Mom

Mother's Day is fast approaching.  Finding the perfect gift for mom can sometimes feel daunting. Our friend Trishana knows this all too well.  If the mom in your life is a fitness freak, then today's post will be perfect for you!  Check out these 6 extraordinary Mother's Day Gifts for a Fitness Freak Mom. 6 Extraordinary Mother’s Day Gifts for a Fitness Freak Mom Gone are the days when mothers were only imagined in the kitchen or in the four walled house. Modern mothers have redefined their own definition. She is not only ruling the business world, but also is…
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Blogging Made Simple – The Best Risk I Ever Took

Blogging Made Simple – The Best Risk I Ever Took

I love blogging, but I’ll be honest —it can be overwhelming!  Writing is something I love and comes natural.  Web design, book-keeping, and promotions don't come quiet so natural to me. Do you ever feel the same way?  Maybe you’ve even wished there was someone out there who could just show you, step-by-step, exactly what you needed to do to create a successful blog. I am SO glad I did! Since starting Elite Blog Academy, not only has my blog taken off, I have actually turned a profit!  I am able to share my experience with those who need it most,…
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LG’s TwinWash system- For Every Load you throw its Way!

LG’s TwinWash system- For Every Load you throw its Way!

Having a large family is amazing. That being said, a family of six creates a huge pile of laundry to do everyday! Not to forget about the emergency last second item of clothing that needs to be washed right that second! Now thanks to LG’s TwinWash system at Best Buy, that's all a breeze! LG’s TwinWash system gives you the flexibility for all sorts of load sizes. You can even use it both sections at the same time with a large load up top on your LG Front load washer, and a small on bottom in LG's SideKick Pedestal Washer…
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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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Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription box Review January 2018

Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription box Review January 2018

Being a mom of four children, three with autism, I do not even pretend that I have a chance to go shopping for myself. Even if I ever were to get out without any kids (hahahaha!), I lack any form of style! So when I first found out about the Stitch Fix Subscription box service, I was instantly sold on the idea! Stitch Fix  is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preference. After you choose how often you want your subscription to come, your…
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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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Autism Wandering Prevention| AngelSense Coupon Code $50 off!

Autism Wandering Prevention| AngelSense Coupon Code $50 off!

Autism Wandering Prevention| AngelSense Coupon Code $50 off! Wandering is a real risk for autistic children.  We have thankfully been very blessed to not have any huge cases of elopement with little man and Bean.   That being said, we have had some close calls and some parents aren't as lucky. It seems like every week I see a post of an autistic child who has eloped and missing.  Too often do these cases end up with dire results.  It is that reality that causes me to do everything I can to safeguard my children from eloping. Angelsense Gps tracking device…
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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Busy Moms

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Busy Moms

When it comes to holidays, I am one that absolutely loves giving gifts. There is so much joy in seeing someone's eyes light up when they open the perfect, well thought out gift!  If you have found yourself here, chances are you are looking for that perfect gift for the mom on your list.  If so, you are in the right place!  Check out this ultimate gift guide for busy moms on your list! The Ultimate Gift Guide for Busy Moms Searching for mom gift ideas is not always the easiest. You want to pick out something thoughtful, useful, and completely…
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Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription box Review November 2017

Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription box Review November 2017

Being a mom of four children, three with autism, I do not even pretend that I have a chance to go shopping for myself. Even if I ever were to get out without any kids (hahahaha!), I lack any form of style! So when I first found out about the Stitch Fix Subscription box service, I was instantly sold on the idea! Stitch Fix  is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After you choose how often you want your subscription to come, your…
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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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Society6 -The Gift Guide for Moms this Christmas

Society6 -The Gift Guide for Moms this Christmas

Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  That being said, it does not seem to last very long.  Before I know it, Halloween is here and gone.  Thanksgiving fast approaches, then out of nowhere the Christmas has arrived.  I love giving gifts, but I fully admit I am hard to shop for! Thankfully, Society6 has some awesome gifts for moms this Christmas that can help my family out. Society6 is an amazing website that combines the designs of artist into great quality gifts.  It is a great way for artist to make some extra income, and a fun…
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Sensory TheraPlay Box Review | Unboxing September 2017

Sensory TheraPlay Box Review | Unboxing September 2017

Having three children with autism and two with adhd, we use a ton of sensory toys.  A lot of those sensory therapy items come from the local teacher store or as a diy option.  Getting out to the teacher store is not always a great option for us, as it is not very close.  I recently learned about an amazing new option!  Sensory TheraPlay Box ! Sensory TheraPlay Box is the sensory toy subscription box designed for children with autism and those with sensory needs. Boxes are curated by a licensed occupational therapist and ship out the first week of each…
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Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review- October 2017

Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review- October 2017

Being a mom of four children, three with autism, I do not even pretend that I have a chance to go shopping for myself.  Even if I ever were to get out without any kids (hahahaha!), I lack any form of style!  So when I first found out about the Stitch Fix Subscription box service, I was instantly sold on the idea! Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After you choose how often you want your subscription to…
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