Santa Has Enough Milk. Some Families Don’t.

We’re donating our glass of milk (and a few more gallons) this year, instead of leaving it for Santa. Here’s why. A week before Thanksgiving.  Some huge financial blows for our family:  Our health insurance costs will be rising dramatically in just a few short weeks. My husband and I shifted and shimmied our budget around. Ok, we can cover it. It will be a squeeze but we can do it. Then a major contract I’d...

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How to Help Your Sensory Child at the Doctor

Whether you have a Sensory Seeker or a Sensory Avoider, visits to the doctor can be very challenging for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder. I know. I have both. My older son spent his younger years literally bouncing around the exam room seeking sensory input, then scurried under the table to avoid having his ears examined because he has auditory sensitivity.  My daughter, on the other hand, just cannot tolerate being...

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Service Project Ideas for Kids ~ Easy Ways to Help Kids Help Others

So simple. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before.  My daughter has been collecting food bank donations each month this summer, but August’s donations were low. How could we get more before our trip to the food bank to drop them off?  We’d already cleaned out our pantry and bought a few items with each weekly grocery trip and asked friends and neighbors for help.  You see, each time we...

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Homeschooling Moms: 5 Ways to Take Care of Ourselves Right Now

This post is graciously sponsored by Brave Writer. Disclosure. It’s often the last thing on the to-do list: Ourselves.  Moms have a million things to do to take care of our families and our homes and our jobs and our many commitments. Add homeschooling to that and you can almost understand why well-meaning friends and strangers say, “I don’t know how you do it.”  Here are 5 Ways to Care for...

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Summer Crafts for Kids ~ Summer Memories Book

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Elmer’s and Wet Ones, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CraftandCleanUp http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   Summer’s end is drawing near. We’ve packed a whole lot of good, simple fun into this beautiful season. I want my kids to have wonderful memories of summers spent doing amazing things together: swimming, collecting...

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Service for Kids: 20 Unique Ideas for Summer Service Projects

Want to help those in need in your community this summer? Looking for ideas for service for kids?  Here are 20 unique ways you can help your community and each other.   Summer Service Projects for Kids  Collect donations for your local food bank.  Summer is a time of greater need because families whose children are fed meals at school five days a week find themselves in even greater need.  And food bank...

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