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Gift ideas that are low on cost but big on imagination!

Today Emily was re-reading one of her favorite books and it gave me a great idea.  I wanted to share this with you because it’s a perfect budget friendly gift idea that would be sure to please most young kids.  With Christmas coming, I thought it was the perfect time to share this.

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3 family-friendly movies with cute dogs

It is so hard to find truly kid-friendly, family fun movies! I have no problem finding things for Lovebug to watch and enjoy by herself – she still loves Barney, Diego, Veggie Tales, and Clifford, and I am so thankful for that!   But what about when we want to enjoy a movie together as a family?  . . . → Read More: 3 family-friendly movies with cute dogs

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Book Review: Special Diets for Special Kids

I was so excited when I was offered a chance to review a new edition of the cookbook, “Special Diets for Special Kids” by Lisa Lewis!  This is an updated edition that combines 2 previous volumes into one book full of over 200 Gluten-Free and Casein-Free recipes.  I was extra excited because this came to . . . → Read More: Book Review: Special Diets for Special Kids

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The Berenstain Bears got naughty!

I grew up reading these books and had nothing but fond memories of them, so of course when Lovebug started reading them I was excited.  They were one of the few series of books that I didn’t feel the need to preview before letting her read.  Weren’t they all cute and funny with good moral lessons?


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Homemade Detective Kit

Since Lovebug’s birthday fell right in the middle of her Science Detective Camp I thought it would be fun to give her a present that went along with the theme.  I didn’t want to spend much money because the camp itself was her main present, but I also wanted something for her to open.  I was . . . → Read More: Homemade Detective Kit

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Helping your SPD kiddo & guests enjoy each other

Lovebug gets so excited when friends or family come to our house.  Over excited, actually.  For a long time, as soon as I opened the door to let in a grandparent, she would start running around in circles screaming or laughing hysterically while the grandparents stood patiently waiting for their greeting.  Not the warmest welcome!

I would . . . → Read More: Helping your SPD kiddo & guests enjoy each other

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Lovebug’s New Toys

We did a great job at keeping it simple for Lovebug this year, and she ended up with some great things!

We filled her stocking with sensory appropriate goodies, and she loved them all!  Dye-Free bubble bath, stickers, chew toys (oral needs), a new vibrating toothbrush, some organic yogurt covered raisins, and an apple.

Other than the stocking, . . . → Read More: Lovebug’s New Toys

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Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

“Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect” by Richard H. Schneider is a sweet tale of generosity, compassion, selflessness, and love.

I recently picked up this book from our church library.  The title caught my eye because my 6 year old daughter is a perfectionist and I’m always looking for ways to relate to her that no one except . . . → Read More: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

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The ADVENTure of Christmas

I was so excited to see The ADVENTure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in our Holiday Traditions by Lisa Whelchel on the shelf at my church library! I love Lisa Whelchel’s books and this was no exception!  For those of you thinking, “I’ve heard that name before….” – YES! She played Blair on the Facts . . . → Read More: The ADVENTure of Christmas

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Low-tech, low-cost gifts that kids love!

I’ve seen several “Best Gift” lists already this year, and with Christmas quickly approaching I wanted to offer you one of my own.  I worked together with my daughter to put together our own list of Top 10 gifts.  This one is a little different though.  You will not find the latest fad gift or cartoon . . . → Read More: Low-tech, low-cost gifts that kids love!

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