4 Budget-Friendly Upgrades for a Fun Backyard

One of the things that sold us on our home was the large, fenced-in backyard. I envisioned my kids running around and playing outside, but the reality is, they rarely used the yard. I was so surprised! At first, I thought it might be because we don’t have a swing set for them. But, sincemy youngest children are nine, we didn’t think it would make sense to spend money on a swingset they would soon outgrow. So, I got creative in adding free or cheap upgrades to encourage outdoor play in our fun backyard.4 Budget-Friendly Upgrades for a Fun BackyardDesignate ...

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20 Summer Crafts Kids Will Love

Alright, parents, the sunshine is here, the jackets have been shed and we are well on our way to summer. If you’re like me, summer is full of excitement but also a tiny bit of dread. On one hand, the loose schedule, sunny days, and vacations are what I live for every year. On the other, the overwhelming thought of keeping the kids entertained for three months is looming in my head. Don’t fret moms; I have you prepared with this round-up of 20 summer crafts kids will love!20 Summer Crafts Kids Will Love3 DIY slime recipesI know you’re thinking, ...

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6 Tips for Visiting the Turkey Hill Experience

Thank you to the Turkey Hill Experience for hosting our visit so I could share our experience and tips for visiting the Turkey Hill Experience with our children with YOU. All opinions are 100% my own!You know how much we love our day trips, friends. And what a sweet treat to touch down on The Turkey Hill Experience with my dear Binkies and Briefcases and her family this past weekend! It was a fun delight the whole family enjoyed, and I know you will love it too. Grab these smart tips for visiting the Turkey Hill Experience and get set ...

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The Island of Sea Women Book Club Discussion

It is May! Dude, parents, I KNOW it's a rough go, but...the end is in sight, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I love all things summer, especially kicking back with a delicious read. And friends, if you haven't made your summer reading list yet, you're going to want to make sure this is on it. Read on for the scoop in this The Island of Sea Women Book Club Discussion.The Island of Sea Women Book Club DiscussionAs I mentioned in last month's book club chat, Lisa See is one of my all-time favorite authors. I have read all of ...

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When It Works

Four years ago, we unknowingly launched ourselves into a foreign world--a world of IEPs, learning support, a tremendous vernacular, and, above all, unprecedented support and kindness. Four years ago, we learned we had a child on the Spectrum.I know our story is unlike those of many. I know how very blessed we are to not only be in a school district, but in a particular elementary school, that not only supports but actively loves on the needs of those on the Spectrum. And because I know this truth, our fortune, I am sharing our story. I write this post in ...

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