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Cleaning: A Photo Checklist

I'm always trying out different tools to help Blake be a little more successful, and tips and tricks that will make our lives run a little smoother, without compromising important values we hold. By "values" I mean not allowing crutches or excuses to be used for behaviors. Blake has a hard time following multi-step directions,… Continue reading Cleaning: A Photo Checklist

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Sensory Scout Blanket

  Recently I purchased the Sensory Scout Blanket for Blake after I kept seeing ads for it on my social media newsfeed. It caught my interest because I've been meaning to upgrade his current weighted blanket to another; he's grown so much that his feet stick out of the bottom! He still uses a weighted… Continue reading Sensory Scout Blanket

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Eye Appointment

Blake’s eye appt today lasted 2 hours. I spent a lot of time prepping him and explaining how the exam would work since it was his first; machines, what he would have to do, etc. I failed to explain to him the dilation and that whole process. He was amazing the whole time but fell… Continue reading Eye Appointment

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Fear

It’s summer. It’s 8:30pm, and I’m drinking coffee because I have a ton of work to do. Starting a business has been much harder than I ever thought it would be. I don’t exactly know what I thought my expectations were when it came to the “ease” of it, but it’s proving to be a… Continue reading Fear

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Summer: Learning to Read

My goal this summer is to start teaching Blake to read. His interests tend to lie more in math and science so the reading part, even though he's considered to be above grade level, hasn't been easy or natural for him. He wants so badly to read, but doesn't want to take the time to… Continue reading Summer: Learning to Read

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What’s Really In That Shampoo?

Ever wonder what's in the shampoo you use? I never gave it too much thought to be honest. I've noticed recently that my hair isn't taking products very well. It's either very oily or very dry, no matter the fact that the bottle tells me its contents are supposed to help me with: "dry hair"… Continue reading What’s Really In That Shampoo?

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Podcasts for Kids

I'm such a fan of Podcasts and how productive I feel listening to one, not only for myself but also for Blake.  Every morning in the car I allow him to choose his favorite one for our 25 minute drive to school, and usually he will pick a different one for the afternoon drive back… Continue reading Podcasts for Kids

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Purpose

I plan on writing a longer blog post about this because I really need to get it all out. Funny, I came across this article as I sat at my computer trying to gather my thoughts. 9 Reasons to Have Some Compassion for the Naughty Kid's Parents I'm not sure where to start, but I… Continue reading Purpose

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Wonderbly

Each night before bed we read books together with Blake. Usually it's any book he picks out and then a bible story. His go-to book recently has been this book I purchased from Wonderbly. This is one I bought, "Kingdom of You". It's about a boy who doesn't want to clean his room and when… Continue reading Wonderbly

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100 Days of School. Or Not

Tomorrow is the 100th day of school. The kids are encouraged to do something related to 100. Dress like they're 100, or we were supposed to decorate a t-shirt with 100 things on it. B and I didn't do anything. I didn't spend hours scouring Pinterest for any ideas. We didn't sit down together and… Continue reading 100 Days of School. Or Not