Bioresponsive Game Your Kids' Way to Self-Regulation

Thank you to Mightier for sponsoring this post so I could fill you in on their very cool bioresponsive game to help your kiddos find their way to self-regulation. All the glowing reviews are 100% my own.I've made no secret of our ASD/SPD issues in these parts, friends. Along with these issues comes an element (or two or three!) of trickiness keeping emotions in check. So, way back a couple of months ago, when Mightier, a bioresponsive game designed to help your kiddos regulate emotions, introduced themselves to our family scene, I was beyond intrigued...What is Mightier?This question has a ...

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5 Unique Family Friendly Travel Ideas

If you had told me seven years ago I would successfully make it to the grocery store with both kids, much less an actual vacation, I would have scoffed in disbelief! But hey, life and time happen, and somehow you find yourself tackling all kinds of once-thought-impossible things (as in, I now have survived our first science fair project and lived to tell about it...barely ;) ) All this to say, I have left the house, we have left the house, and gone to some pretty neat places while picking up some smart tips for navigating family-friendly travel along the ...

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5 Easy Home Improvement Projects to Transform your Home

Sometimes I stare at my home and desperately want to update it.  I can’t be alone in this, right? Reality tends to hit, as it often does, when I realize I have young children and a large home improvement project is just not something I am prepared to take on at this point in my life.  Instead, I did 5 easy home improvement projects to my home that made it feel different and exciting! Curious as to what you can do for an easy home improvement fix without the home improvement cost? Read on below!Paint CabinetsMy kitchen ...

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10 Valentine's Day Gifts for a Gadget-Lover

Do you a gadget-lover in your life? Me too! Give my husband a new toy, and he's a goner. We tend not to make a huge deal of Valentine's Day, but I do like gifting a little something to celebrate the day. In case you are in the same boat, I decided to pull together this list of Valentine's Day gifts for a gadget-lover sure to be a hit! 10 Valentine's Day Gifts for a Gadget-LoverA winter-friendly, tech-friendly hat . My husband is a hardcore runner (he goes out on icy, single-digit days when I question his sanity!), but I ...

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5 Ways to Win Safer Internet Day

Thank you to Mom It Forward Influencer Network for sponsoring this post so I can share with you these 5 smart ways to win Safer Internet Day! All opinions are 100% my own.Today is Safer Internet Day (SID), and friends, this is a fantastic effort we parents can get behind! The slogan, "Together for a better internet", says it all, all the more meaningful for those of us with young ones. We all know how insanely pervasive internet presence is, and keeping it in healthy check for our kids is a very real concern. For Google’s Kids & Families team, this is a BIG holiday for Be Internet Awesome and helping your family create cleaner internet habits.5 Ways to Win Safer Internet DayGather your ...

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