Summer Fun with This 3D Board Game

Summer break is almost here and I am already “tired” of hearing, “I’m Bored”. It happens every year. The first few days of summer are a bliss. Sleeping in, relaxing, and unwinding from the constant motion of a school time routine. After those first few days though, it turns into a constant mantra of “I’m Bored”. It’s inevitable. One of my favorite ways to get through this boredom, however, is board games.

This is Melanie and she is 4 years old in the 99th Percentile, just to give you an idea of the size of Gridopolis.
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Autism and Teaching Our Children What That Means

Autism and Teaching Our Children What That Means

April is coming to an end which means Autism Awareness Month is also drawing to a close. Don’t let that stop you from teaching your child what Autism means.
As a parent, I am always looking for great ways to introduce ideas on how to teach acceptance to my children. Acceptance of cultures, adversity, those with disabilities, and even those with Autism.

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Autism: What I Wish I Knew Then

Autism What I Wish I Knew Then
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Autism. It’s just a word. A diagnosis. But i look back today and remember the fear this embarked in me when I first heard the word Autism in relation to my child. I have no idea why except the fact that the potential diagnosis of Autism wasn’t something I expected to hear. I didn’t expect to hear Autism when I took my son for his 15 month wellness visit and I mentioned a lack of words. He didn’t talk much at all then. A few babbles and that was it. Before that moment, I don’t even recall knowing anything about Autism. Just that in my eyes it meant there was something “wrong” with my child. A term I had heard in passing but dismissed as something that doesn’t happen to people like me. I also didn’t know then, that Autism is a word not the end of the world.

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Sticking to the Basics with Toddler Fun

Sticking to the Basics with Toddler Fun

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As a mom of 4, I am so very guilty of over thinking on what activities would be “fun” for my toddlers and I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. I find myself constantly searching the internet for toddler fun and fun toddler activities in my area or pinning a million posts on my Pinterest account that I know, I probably won’t ever go back and look at. It’s a shame truly because the ideas are amazing but the motivation to round up all of the supplies necessary just isn’t there to complete such an elaborate task. Not to mention toddlers attention span lasts a lot less than the time it takes to round up and prepare for some activities but I desperately try to eliminate screen time as much as I can in our technology-filled world. That’s not to say they don’t get any screen time because they do, but I try to feed their minds in others ways as well. That is why I took a step back and reevaluated what else I could do that would be fun for toddlers and the answer is, sticking to the basics! Crayons, markers, stickers, and paper. It really is that simple.

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Winding Down With Essential Oils

Winding down with high-quality essential oils is effective and natural

Winding Down With Essential Oils

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I use aromatherapy whenever we are home. I choose to use essential oils as a way to purify and cleanse our indoor air. We spend a lot of time at home, so I want our air to smell fresh and clean, without the use of fake scented products.

Using essential oils is incredibly easy as there are many ways to feel the natural effects!

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PFP Fidget Sensory Play Set is A Must on Your Gift List

PFP Fidget Sensory Play Set is A Must on Your Gift List

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If you have a child that is a sensory seeker, then you know exactly what I mean when I say it is excruciatingly hard to find a gift on the holidays that will actually benefit them. I can buy my son all the toys in the toy aisle that I want, but none of them quite appeal to his sensory seeking behavior. Don’t be fooled though, Play Fun Products Fidget Sensory Play Set makes for the perfect gift for any child, sensory seeking or just looking for a toy that peaks their interest.

Play Fun Products sent us 2 of their Fidget Sensory Play Set‘s and all 4 of my kids have enjoyed the sets in their own special way.

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Prepared Parent For The School Year

Prepared Parent For The School Year with the right gear

Prepared Parent For The School Year

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When we were pregnant with our son many years ago, we were buying everything baby! We had no idea what we needed but it seemed like we were both thinking of different needs. He was thinking about the tools needed to care for our son, while I was thinking about clothing, diapers, baby bathing products, and even other household needs.

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Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family

Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family with the Infinity Pillow

Ultimate Travel Pillow For The Whole Family

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As a single mom, I haven’t had the time or resources to travel as much as we would like to. I miss traveling. Due to my son’s special needs, we usually traveled by car or train. In the last several years, I’ve only traveled by plane a few times. Each time, it was such a culture shock for me because I learned so much from what other travelers used.

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Prepared For School And Beyond

Prepared For School And Beyond

Prepared For School And Beyond

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My son and I moved back to California almost a year ago. This will be his first full school year in California and he will be starting middle school! It’s been a rocky road to adjusting to our new life. I am doing my best to provide for my son, however, it’s not easy. I am trying to stay positive in a very negative environment.

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Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins and Snacks, Anyone?

Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins and Snacks, Anyone?

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It’s almost the weekend and if you live anywhere near me, rain is in the forecast! That means a weekend stuck inside.

Why not spend your Friday night watching the NEW Elena of Avalor: Realms of the Jaquins?

Pair it with Deep River Honchos Organic Tortilla Chips and Nature Valley Granola Bites and you have the perfect movie night set up.

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