Explore Your Artsy and Adventurous Side Indoors

When schools first closed, I realized I needed to keep up with school lessons and I wanted us to stay somewhat active. I bought a few art supplies and balls for us to play with! I made a few lessons for him to do each day and even incorporated little games where we tossed a ball to each other. Since we’ve been home for months, I’ve been adding games and trying to stay motivated with everything. We gathered items to explore your artsy and adventurous side indoors! 

Explore Your Artsy and Adventurous Side Indoors
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Since we prefer to stay home, which works since it’s keeping us safe with COVID, I wanted my son to try more art projects and find ways to be creative! 

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Calling all Pokemon Trainers

Calling all Pokemon Trainers
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I remember as a kid when Pokémon first came out and hit the scene. It was a massive hit and everyone wanted to be a trainer just like Ash and his trusty sidekick Pikachu. Little did I grasp that twenty years later the Pokémon crazy would still be going just as strong.

Pokémon Adventures!

Pokemon Trainer

I was 9 when the craze hit the US. We would spend recess at school trading cards, talking about our favorite characters what our favorite Pokémon was ( mine are Bulbasaur and Togepi ). Which actually ended up causing the school to ban bringing the cards to school because they caused so much of a distraction. One of my very first movies seen in a theater was the original Pokémon movie. I remember my dad actually picked me up early from school to go see it. That in itself is a memory I cherish dearly since my dad is no longer alive.

I was so excited when my oldest daughter first asked me “mom” have you ever heard of Pokémon? Being the nerd I am, I was so proud that, that gene got passed down. It’s a great show and franchise to be able to share. One of our favorite things to do is go to the park and play Pokemon Go. Not only has it brought us closer as a family but it gets the kids active and moving. Plus who doesn’t love trying to catch your very on Squirtle, or Charmander?

Pikachu Walkie Takies

Now having four kids my house is full of fun Pokémon toys all the time. From a handmade Ash costume to tons of plushies, trading cards, and even some really fun Pokémon Pikachu Walkie-talkies! With Pikachu right by your side, these walkie-talkies can reach long distances and are static-free. Perfect for those outside adventuring activities.

Walkie talkies

In today’s day and age it’s really refreshing to be able to have something like Pokémon to be able to share with my kids. It’s so fun to be able to look back on a simpler day and time. To see the joy on my kid’s faces when they are telling me all about their favorite Pokemon or something they caught while playing one of the games. In my opinion, that’s so much of what this world needs these days are to go back and take a breath and look with the eyes of a child and find joy in the little things.

Whose your favorite Pokémon?

Weighted Blankets: Give Yourself A Hug During Stressful Times

Being a single mom and raising my son on my own is easy.

Add COVID, Quarantine, masks, distance learning, assessments over zoom, assessments at school and now I’m finally feeling the stress. Everything seems to be happening at once. I found that weighted blankets will help! Give yourself a hug during stressful times!

Weighted Blankets: Give Yourself A Hug During Stressful Times
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Last year, I received a few weighted blankets that I was very grateful for. I loved the idea of a removable cover, so I could wash them whenever I wanted. However, I quickly realized what a hassle it can be to remove the cover and then try to put the cover back on. And even when I got the cover back on, the insert would pull to one side or even end up at the foot of the bed. The blanket rarely stayed in place inside the cover!

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Life Changing Products For Any Lifestyle

These days, we may be stuck at home. With so many restrictions and things slowly opening back up, many had to adapt. Some created home gyms, we had to change our routine, our kids are learning from home, and more! We gathered life changing products for any lifestyle to consider! 

Life Changing Products For Any Lifestyle
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Many of my neighbors have added exercise equipment in their garages. I have also seen many of them working out throughout the day and evening! For me, I am thankful I now have two small exercise machines! I recently bought a rowing machine and while the exercises are low impact, I still wanted to be prepared for sore muscles. 

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3 Ways to Manage Your Indoor Lifestyle

We are spending so much time at home and indoors due to Coronavirus. Californians are stuck inside due to the fires. With our air quality so bad, I am so thankful for our air purifiers! Today, we share 3 ways to manage your indoor lifestyle.

3 Ways to Manage Your Indoor Lifestyle
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My son and I moved into our own home almost two years ago. I love the area we live in. I love having our own home too! Sometimes it is stressful being a homeowner all on my own but I am doing my best to juggle it all.

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Time To Put Down The Screens And Bring Back Family Game Night!

Board games are an amazing tool to have in your home. Dedicating an evening to family game night has many benefits. Not only can board games be educational; they can teach strategy, how to be a team player and reduce stress. With virtual learning in full effect, our kids are on the screen more than ever and family bonding has an ever growing gap. Board games have been known to bring families closer together creating healthier family relationships.

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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.â€Â 

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Helping To Make Virtual Learning Easier

Helping To Make Virtual Learning Easier
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With the world still reeling from Covid, virtual learning is now the go to way for kids to learn right now. Not only are teachers having to adapt we as parents and children are trying to figure out how to make this new way of education work. We are taking this day at a time and hoping at the end of the day we are doing our best.

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Educational Tools Sent Right To Your Door During Quarantine

This is not your typical school year. With quarantine still in effect due to COVID-19, many parents are opting to keep their kids home during the pandemic. To ease some of the stress, educational subscription boxes can be an amazing tool to add to your virtual/homeschool curriculum. They can offer so much that you and your child can learn together.

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Get Ready – Halloween Is Happening

Disclosure: This sponsored post is brought to you by the National Confectioners Association and coordinated by Wendy’s Bloggers.

Are you ready for Halloween? I am usually don’t decorate but now more than ever I want to. I saw a few cute decorations that caught my eye. In the meantime, I am going to create a little fairy garden that is Halloween themed! While it is a seasonal theme, I plan on keeping it on my porch year round! 

Celebrate Halloween Quarantine Style

Halloween has been a big topic of conversation lately – and it’s not only about costumes and candy! As our country continues to see COVID-19 cases, families across the U.S. are trying to figure out how to celebrate Halloween safely without giving up this incredibly fun season. Some are even asking if – *gasp* – Halloween is canceled.

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