ZooAmerica 40th Anniversary!

Thank you to ZooAmerica for sponsoring this post so I can fill you in on this cool zoo that has thrived for 40 years! All opinions are 100% my own. ZooAmerica holds a special place in my heart, as some of my earliest young memories are of visiting this zoo with my parents and grandparents. I was recently chatting with my best friend from childhood and she reminded me of how we visited there for school field trips and Girl Scout outings too. ZooAmerica and I almost even share a birthday: it was born in 1978, I was born a year later. ...

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zulily's Mother's Day Shopping for a Genius Win!

Thank you to zulily for sponsoring this post so I could fill you in on zulily's Mother's Day Shopping. My opinions are 100% my own! Friends, you know how much I love zulily! And there's no more perfect time to delight in this site's finds and deals than Mother's Day! zulily is PACKED with gifts that will help you rock this Mother's Day! Shopping super last minute? No worries! Look for the yellow rocket icon for items that ship in 2 days, or you can exclusively shop their Ready to Ship page! Whether your budget is for $5 or $50, zulily has scads of items to choose from--perfect for ...

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DIY Flower Bouquets with Kids: A Most Beautiful Tribute

Thank you to Wayfair for sponsoring this post so I could share with you this cool idea for crafting DIY flower bouquets with kids--I genuinely love this idea and am so tickled to share it with you! Six years ago, March 2nd, my mother took her leave from this earth. One of the greatest gifts since has been celebrating her life in small ways through our day-to-day. When Wayfair suggested creating a fresh flower bouquet, I knew immediately what the perfect Spring project with my kiddos would be!   You see, for years prior to her cancer diagnosis, my mother worked tirelessly with ...

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Hersheypark's Accessibility Program: Making the Most of Your Visit with ASD/SPD

Thank you to Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company for hosting my visit so I could share this information about Hersheypark's Accessibility Program with all of you; all opinions are 100% my own! A few years ago, my family was planning a big amusement park trip, and I stumbled upon a wonderful find: there was help in place during our visit for our my son and his rather significant SPD issues! If you're unfamiliar, SPD is Sensory Processing Disorder--part of ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder. I was floored to find this help in place. Like so many things in this mom gig, nothing makes ...

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Nailing the Morning Routine for Kids with ADHD

Getting kids ready in the morning can be stressful, but when you add an ADHD diagnosis to the mix, it becomes exponentially more so. Yet, while mornings can be challenging, doesn’t mean everyone must be a fight, filled with nagging and frustration. Here are some tips to help school the morning routine for kids with ADHD.   Nailing the Morning Routine for Kids with ADHD: I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times, but simply writing down the routine might not be enough for your child with ADHD. Some lists don't work because they are in the wrong location. When I first wrote out a morning routine for my ...

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