Beach Day Essentials for Kids

Summers are perfect for spending time with your friends and family at the beach. The sun is high, the weather is warm, and the days are long, enabling you to enjoy endless hours lounging on the sand by the sea.You might plan on heading to the beach with kids, going for a solo pamper day, or to the beach with your friends. Whatever the reason for your beach trip, you need to make sure you are fully prepared with the right accessories.Below, we’ve covered the important items you need to take with you for a fun day at the beach.A ...

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The Teacher Book Club Discussion

Happy February! Carrie and I hope 2024 is treating you well and you're finding plenty of time to cozy in with some good reads during these chilly months. While we planned to chat up The Women this month, we are pivoting a bit...we weren't able to snag advanced copies of The Women, and since it's not out until Tuesday, 2/6, we are skipping ahead to our next pick. No worries! We will still send a copy of The Women to last month's winner and share our review in March, but for now, welcome to our The Teacher book club discussion. ...

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The Second Chance Year Book Club Discussion

Thanks to Carrie for kicking off a new year of our online book club (all are always welcome!) with this The Second Chance Year book club discussion!Welcome to 2024!! Hoping you all had an amazing holiday season and are starting the new year on a positive note!Our pick for Dec/Jan was The Second Chance Year by Melissa Wiesner and it could not have been a more perfect fit. I finished it on New Year’s Eve and, considering this story begins and ends with New Year’s Eve, I loved how it lined up!Grab your copy HERE!As I said, we start on New Year’s ...

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4 Tools for Making it Work for a Sensory ASD Kid in Late Elementary

Thank you to ARK Therapeutic for sponsoring this post so I could share this post about making it work for a sensory ASD kid in late elementary years. All opinions remain 100% my own!I love my late elementary-aged kiddos! They are so full of opinions, hope and yes...loads of opinions about how Mom should be rocking this whole family gig (because 3rd graders definitely know best how to load that dishwasher! ; ) ). Most of all, I love them because they are so vividly becoming in tune to themselves while still very much enjoying time with me--Mom!4 Tools for ...

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The Benefits of Participating in Extracurricular Activities for Young Children

There is a wide variety of extracurricular activities that your young child can participate in, and each one offers something unique. Whether you choose to host these activities at home for your children or enroll them in one of the local after-school programs in your area, they can benefit from extracurricular participation in a number of ways.Out-of-school activities promote your child’s growth and development, supporting their health in everyaspect. Whether they involve outdoor activities or indoor events, they are a key component of physical, emotional, and social health. We’re going to discuss the key benefits of extracurricular activity participation for ...

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