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Expecting - These Budget Friendly Tips Will Help You Prepare!

When we fantasize about having a baby, we imagine all the cute baby clothes and nursery décor we’ll buy for our little one. But the truth is, preparing for motherhood is a financially challenging experience for a lot of women. If you don’t have a lot to spend (or you just love a good deal!) these tips will help you save money while preparing for pregnancy and parenthood.

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How to Make Traveling with Kids Easier and More Fun!

Whether you’re taking a roadtrip or braving the skies, traveling with children can be overwhelmingly stressful and leave you exhausted before you even reach your destination. While there’s nothing to guarantee that your toddler will stop fussing and suddenly appreciate the wonders outside the window, or that your teen will lose the attitude and stop picking on the younger sibling, here are some practical tips for making your travel experience easier and more fun.

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Strategies To Help Your Family Travel On A Budget

You don't have to travel using all the top-tier options available. While it's certainly ideal to get what you want when you want it, you may find you and your family is more blessed “going with the flow”, as the saying goes. Remember what the most important thing is in any family outing: spending time with your loved ones. That doesn't cost anything.

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Vital Things Parents Should Consider When Expecting a Child With Special Needs

 I had the pleasure of having Emily Graham from MightyMoms.net do this guest post for me. What great info!!

Each year, millions of children are born with disabilities. These children are special blessings in your life and can enrich you, body and soul. And, through the years, you’ll learn and grow along with your child. Whether your child has physical or mental disabilities, your home needs to be modified and usable. Doing big fixes can quickly eat away at your budget, but there are also smaller fixes that are inexpensive and just as useful. Here are a couple ideas.

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How Christmas On The Potomac Brings That Christmas Magic!

People all over are chanting this saying, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Everyone knows the tune and can sing this at the drop of a hat. Well, I can attest that the Gaylord National Resort on the Potomac definitely knows how to make this saying come to life!

Experience this award-winning celebration, where children of all ages, will be able to forget what is going on in the world. It will be where you will have the feeling of what really matters in life. Just from being at this beautiful resort, will put so much Christmas magic back into your life.

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The Best Hobbies For Kids & Why They're So Beneficial!

I had the pleasure of having Maria Cannon from  http://hobbyjr.org write a guest post for me. Please check her out and what great info!

 

For many kids, finding a hobby comes naturally; sometimes, they have an older sibling who’s into the same things they enjoy, so they can follow in their footsteps. Other kids are drawn instantly to art or sports and excel at it from the beginning. But for some kids, finding a good hobby is a little more difficult. They may not know yet what they’re good at, or they might not be interested in the activities that are at their disposal. For parents, knowing where to look when it comes to interesting lesson plans at home and resources for the best hobbies is essential. 

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Sensory Exploration: Creating a Safe, Accessible Backyard for an Autistic Child

I had the pleasure of having Danny Knight from Fixitdads.com write a guest post for me. Please check him out and what great info!

Research has shown that if children have their way, they prefer outdoor play spaces that are quite different from the standard play spaces one usually identifies with kids, featuring objects like swing sets, slides, and seesaws. Turns out kids love a play area with flowers, mud, sand, water, and lots of greenery, an environment that stimulates the imagination and encourages play creativity. That also describes a functional and interactive backyard for children on the autism spectrum. Kids with autism are uncomfortable in an environment with lots of stimuli, so a relaxing and attractive play area in which they can make full use of their tactile, auditory, and visual senses in a nonthreatening and encouraging manner is ideal. 


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Why The Principles Of Walking To School With Your Child Seems To Be Getting Lost.

I have graduated from driving or walking my children to school, but I do have a lot of fuzzy memories trudging to and from my own school in all kinds of weather with my parents and, later on, with my friends. However, I’ve come to notice that this practice is almost extinct in my neighborhood and its schools, so I set out to find out why.
 

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