Tips on setting up beginning of school year routines that help kids get to school and work through the school day stress free. Setting Up School Year Routines This year I have half of my kids in our local public school and half at home. We're three weeks into the new school year, and I'm happy to see everyone settling into beginning of school year routines. My … [Read more...] about Beginning of School Year Routines and September Goals
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Sensory friendly shoes kids will love - and that they can wear anywhere. Did you know that the sensory friendly shoes can help your child's brain? I travel a lot with my kids, and I've learned that kids with comfortable feet are much more cheerful thank kids whose feet hurt! I switched over to wearing Vivobarefoot shoes myself a couple years ago, so I was intrigued … [Read more...] about Sensory Friendly Shoes Help Kids’ Brains
This easy craft for kids is the perfect way to ease back to school stress! These DIY stress balls are easy and fun for kids to make. I love how you can make each one unique. My oldest and youngest daughter thoroughly enjoyed making stress balls at the end of the school year. They found the process very relaxing, and all four kids enjoyed playing with the resulting … [Read more...] about Ease Back to School Stress with This Easy Craft for Kids!
Set goals as a way of getting ready for a new school year - whether you are homeschooling or sending your child off to school. We'll be doing both! July went out with a bang - literally. My seven-year-old daughter Lily broke her arm! She and I spent a sleepless night in the ER, where we were told she might need surgery. Thankfully the pediatric orthopedic surgeon got … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for a New School Year
A single pair of shoes made my preschooler leap for joy because her dream of light-up shoes had come true. And I realized I was witnessing a miracle. Sponsored by Zappos. Her Dream, My Miracle This month, Zappos very kindly sent my daughter Anna a pair of shoes, as part of today's sponsored post. These colorful light-up shoes are a dream come true for Anna, and she can't wait … [Read more...] about The Day My Preschooler’s Dreams Came True