Sensory Fidgets for School-Age Children

As we travel further along this road of sensory issues with my son (and now, to a lesser degree, with my daughter), we have learned a few things. Scratch that, we've sorted A LOT to managing these issues easier. I've shared many of them before: routine is our best friend, go light on Trick or Treating, learn to love the professionals helping him along the way. But today I want to zero in on the things, the objects, the sensory fidgets that have worked miracles in helping my children process their world. I am not a medical nor educational professional. I am a ...

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The 4 Essential Plumbing Tools Your Household Needs

***Thank you to Liquid-Plumr for sponsoring this post so I can tell you about the essential plumbing tools your household needs. All opinions are my own.*** Today we are going to talk about the things most people never discuss… plumbing. More specifically, toilets and drains. These two things are constant sources of issue in our house, especially with two young children and enough postpartum hair loss to put a grizzly bear to shame. Add in that my children seem to have a never ending fascination with putting things in toilets and the never-ending toothpaste and hair balls that come out of our drains--I'm always looking for a ...

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Top 6 Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep

I am a mom of three. My older two kiddos are 8 and 10 years old, so I, like, totally have this mom thing down. Well…okay, if we're being honest, I’m still learning daily, by the minute. But, with two older kids who NAILED sleeping as infants (I’m talking sleeping straight through the night by three months and taking two STELLAR consistent naps daily), figuring out sleep with my newborn was the farthest concern from my mind.  I never imagined I'd have to pay attention to tips to help your baby sleep, and I naively assumed she’d just fall right into the same routine the older kids ...

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Celebrate Mardi Gras at Grand Lux Cafe

***Thank you to Grand Lux Cafe for hosting my family and sponsoring this post so I can tell you about this fun way to celebrate Mardi Gras!*** Despite the low temps putting a chill on things, there are lots of fun things to celebrate in February. Valentines Day, of course, but don't forget about Mardi Gras. And did you know that February 21 is also National Sticky Bun Day? True story. And if you're any thing like me, celebrating these special days is a super way to keep the fun rolling while we're hibernating down in these winter months! So when Grand Lux ...

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San-J Mongolian Chicken Takeout Fake Out

***Thank you to San-J for sponsoring this blog post so I could share my honest opinion of their sauces and this recipe for Mongolian Chicken takeout fake out with all of you!*** You’ve been running full tilt since your alarm jolted you out of bed. Virtually nothing has gone as planned and you’ve felt like you were a half hour behind all day long. If you’ve had one of those days, the last thing you want to think about it how to get dinner on the table for your family. Those kinds of days are the ones that leave me reaching for the takeout ...

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