5 Trick or Treating Tips for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory Processing Disorder and Halloween

  Looking for some ways to help your sensitive child enjoy the upcoming festivities for Halloween?  The American Occupational Therapy Association offers the following tips for caregivers to make Halloween a positive experience for children with sensory challenges and offer fun alternatives to increase participation in the activities: While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin […]

Tips for Making Business Travel (and Being Away From Your Kids) Easier

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  While being a working mom is tough in many regards, one of the things I struggle with the most is when I have to travel without my family. The time apart is tough for all of us, and in addition to not seeing each other, there’s all the extra planning, arrangements and juggling that […]

Need an Instruction Manual for Your Kids? Here’s How to Get One! #Ad

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  Arrgggh! Ever get so frustrated with your kids you wish you had some extra help? Ever wish that your children came with an instruction manual? They do — you just need to know where to look! The Adelphi University Institute for Parenting was established to help ensure the health and well-being of young children […]

13 Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy and Happy This School Year

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  Now that school is started, in addition to education, your child is being exposed to lots of additional things as well. As lots of kids get together in classrooms, so do lots of germs and it can be a struggle to keep children healthy — especially during back to school and cold and flu […]

6 Tips to Make the First Day of School Easier

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The first day of school can be a scary thing. New teacher, new classmates, and new things to learn. And if it’s a completely brand new school, too, it’s that much more nerve-racking. They don’t their way around or know anyone. This can be enough to make even the most confident child lose some confidence. Here are some […]

Letting Your Kids Be Whoever They Want to Be or Why My Kid is Dressed Like Spiderman at Walmart

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  Recently I was told I was a bad parent by a total stranger at Walmart.   It wasn’t because I was yelling or abusing my child. We were actually playing and giggling while we shopped. It wasn’t because my son was misbehaving and being a terror to other shoppers. He was sitting in a […]

4 Nutrition Tips for Picky Eaters – #Sponsored #MC #HealthyFusion

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  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for L’il Critters. I received product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.   I knew it would happen eventually, but the day finally came. My little guy who used to gladly eat anything and everything […]

Keep Momming #MC #Ad

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  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every […]

Set Cell Phone Guidelines w/ a Parent Child Cell Phone Agreement

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  Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. This reader giveaway was also provided. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own Thinking about giving your child their first cell phone or setting better ground rules for your teen or tween and the phone […]

101 Fun (and Free!) Things to Do Outside With Your Kids

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Was this the winter that wouldn’t end or what?  Admittedly we’ve got a week of late April showers here in Iowa, but with the exception of a few days of rain we’ve been enjoying this fabulous weather. Like most of you we’ve been outside every moment we can get, and we’ve been having a great […]

5 Tips for Going Back to Work Without Breaking a Sweat #NoStressSweat

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These tips are brought to you by Secret Clinical Strength. All opinions, stress and sweat are completely and totally my own.   After six months of working at home after a job loss, I recently just returned to work full time. Just as my family was getting used to having me home every day, I’m […]

4 Tips to Help Your Kids Better Understand Their Homework

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  This post is brought to you by Anatomy Now. All opinions are completely and totally my own.   Has homework time become a time of struggles at your house? Do your kids drag their feet and put off getting it done?  Whether you’re homeschooling your children or just trying to give your kids some […]

30 Ways to Encourage The Kids in Your Life

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  One of the most important things we can do as parents is give our children the confidence and encouragement they need to pursue their hopes and their dreams. Recently I asked Two Kids and a Coupon readers what you do to encourage the kids in your life and here’s what you said! 1. Steve […]

#Parenting – 6 Tips for the Holidays in Stepfamilies from Dr. Patricia Papernow

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  From time time to time here at 2 Kids and a Coupon we talk about stepfamilies and step-parenting. Being a blended family can be tough, especially around the holidays when there are lots of special happenings and extra emotions. If you’re a step-parent or part of a blended family, Dr. Patrica Papernow, Author of […]

#RSVAwareness – How Keep Your Premie Safe From RSV – #MC #Sponsored

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  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. If you were to look at my four year old today, you’d never know his secret. As an enormous preschooler full of piss and vinegar, he’s a head taller […]