Toys That Teach

My son is a teen with Autism. He started ABA therapy just before schools closed due to Coronavirus. Since he started ABA, I’ve been slowly adding toys to our household. Before, we didn’t have any toys because he would destroy them, throw them down the toilet, or throw them away! However, they use board games in his therapy! I found some cool toys that are perfect for children with Autism and beyond! Let’s take a look at toys that teach! 

Toys That Teach
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ABA Therapy 

I am so thankful I found an ABA Therapy company as it was a very difficult journey. I had to find a company that had openings, took our insurance, and served his age group! I found this to be very difficult. I called and emailed several companies over a period of a few years. There were times when I got discouraged because I always received a “no.” 

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Naturally Defend Your Home And Lifestyle

I have been cleaning with natural and eco-friendly products for years! I believe it was inspired by my own experiences and after having my son. Do you use natural cleaning products? Now that we are living in quarantine and being reminded to clean around the home and beyond, what do you use to clean? How do you keep your household healthy? We share how to naturally defend your home and lifestyle! 

Naturally Defend Your Home And Lifestyle
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I am all for using natural products around our home. I remember distinctly before I had my son and even when I was pregnant, I used store bought cleaners to clean the bathroom with. After cleaning the tub and sink, I remember feeling a bit dizzy and my asthma was triggered! 

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A Delicious Way To Keep Your Family Healthy

I don’t remember how I heard about elderberry but I’ve been using it for over two years. Now that we’ve been going through our new normal with the Coronavirus and being aware of washing our hands, using hand sanitizer, etc I feel like I’ve been preparing for this for awhile now! I am so excited to show you a delicious way to keep your family healthy! 

A Delicious Way To Keep Your Family Healthy

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I am so grateful that Sambucol® offers a variety of ways to take elderberry! As a mom to a child with special needs, I am well aware he will not take many over-the-counter medicines or even prescription medication. When it comes to his vitamins, we have always had him take gummy vitamins! They taste great and they are like candy to him.

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How To Stay Healthy Naturally

I love using natural products around our home! I also use natural beauty products as much as possible. While I am not perfect, I do try to buy natural when my budget allows. I am always looking for ways for us to stay healthy naturally! Let’s talk natural products! 

How To Stay Healthy Naturally
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I discovered two brands that I am so excited to share with you! I’ve never heard of either, so they are worth checking out! Not only that, they are incredibly affordable! 

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3 Must Haves For Teen Boys

Being a single mom is tough. Being a single mom to a child with Autism and special needs is even more tough. Now, imagine being a single mom to a teen boy! 

I have no help with childcare, raising my son, or anything. His father chooses not to be involved. 

So, going through raising a teen boy is tough. I have no one to turn to when it comes to advice or how to handle issues that arise. We share  3 must haves for teen boys! 

3 Must Haves For Teen Boys
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Raising a teen boy on my own is a learning experience. Not only does my son not have a male role model, or male influence, it’s tough on me too. I never know what type of clothing and underclothing to buy for him. His body is changing too. 

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Getting A Good Nights Sleep

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Let’s be honest, raise your hand if you get that recommended eight to ten hours of sleep that doctors say you need daily? That’s what I thought. I am the mom of four kids ages almost eight to two. I’m pretty sure I haven’t slept a solid eight hours in at least that many years. So how do we go about getting a good nights sleep? What do we do when it’s not just yourself but your child who suffers from sleeplessness? Find out how our family is trying to combat and conquer a lack of sleep.

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Find Better Sleep In 4 Steps

For the last several months, I’ve been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and restless. There were many nights when I’d wake up throughout the night! I’d eventually fall asleep about an hour or two before I had to get up. To help with everything I am dealing with and to improve my rest, I was searching for alternative help. I didn’t want to turn to sleeping aids. We found natural ways to find better sleep in 4 steps! 

Find Better Sleep In 4 Steps
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If you’re like me, I don’t do well with medication or sleeping aids. I wanted natural methods to improve my sleep! First, let’s start with improving headaches, eyestrain, and ease disruption to sleep! Have you thought about how much we use our mobile devices, watch television, and even sit in front of a computer screen?  

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Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness

I am all for using an oil diffuser to keep my son and myself healthy! I like to use essential oils to add a natural scent and freshen up our indoor air. I also like to use aromatherapy to improve our health! When my son starts sniffling, sneezing, or even coughing, I quickly pull out the oil diffuser and oils! We found a personal oil diffuser for personal wellness that is compact and packs a punch! 

Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness
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My son has Autism and when he starts to get upset or needs to calm down, aromatherapy really does help! My favorite go-to oil is Lavender! I just add a few drops into our diffuser and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes and my son is calmed down from whatever triggered him. It also helps in the evening if he is too energetic! 

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Cool, Cute, And Entertaining Gifts For Kids

Last year, I went to my son’s family picnic event that was hosted by the special education classes, held at the end of the year. It was so nice to talk to his teachers and assistants that help out in his classroom. After that, I told myself I would make more of an effort to get involved with his class. I am going to chaperone as many of his field trips as I can. I haven’t decided if I’m going to volunteer in his classroom, I’m not sure what how he’d feel about seeing me at school! I also want to help in any of their community activities that his class participates in. This year, we gathered a few cool, cute, and entertaining gifts for kids! 

Cool, Cute, And Entertaining Gifts For Kids
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I don’t keep toys in the house just because my son will destroy them or they will be lost, discarded, or worse. Instead, any toys, books, and such that I receive, I’ve been saving to donate to his classroom. For instance,I was sent two different children’s books which I plan on donating to his classroom!  I also have a handful of beauty products that are brand new that I’m going to give to his teachers. I prefer to share anything extra that I receive!  

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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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