All About Me Card

My oldest child has high functioning autism.  So to most people he looks like every other 8 year old boy.  However, my son has autistic behaviors that can be difficult to understand and know how to handle. Since he is mainstreamed, I make his church and school teachers a card every year letting them know

Welcome to Holland Poem [free printable]

I received this ‘Welcome to Holland’ poem from a friend framed, as pictured below, and it brought me great comfort.  As a young mom struggling to emotional deal with the diagnosis of my son ~ this simple gesture of an acquaintance really spoke deeply to my heard.  At the time it brought me some desperately

Medical Book Cover

Make a binder to file all your medical, IEP, ARD, information in one place. Make it cute by putting your child’s photo in the front of it so you’ll remember who all this work is truly for. Tabs could include: Program Information ARD/IEP Papers School Notes Telephone Log Articles Test Results Doctor Notes Print Free

Blog Conferences – The 411

I have had the best time reading through all the blog posts about BlogHer in Chicago last weekend.  As I read, I’m constantly amazed at the talent and beauty of so many women who have gathered together to share their voice, their purpose, and uplift women. I’m sure if I attended, I would have been

Circle Day

Have a fun party just for fun or for your play group. Here’s activities for a Shape Day in the Special Day booklet. Pick any shape you want to learn about. Shape Day Activities: Shape Puzzle Play Dough Glue shapes onto paper Bake Cookies Shape Booklet Styrofoam Ornaments World’s Best Play dough Let child stack

Play Date – Letter Day

Have a fun party just for fun or for your play group. Here’s activities for a Letter Day in the Special Day booklet. Pick any letter you want to learn about. Letter Day Activity: * Puppet show about shapes? * Draw on a Mirror with Dry-Erase markers * Make and try on paper hats *

Color Day

Have a fun party just for fun or for your play group. Here’s activities for a Color Day in the Special Day booklet. Pick any color you want to learn about. Print Free File: Color Day Activity: * Let child pick out clothes to wear * Tape large paper to kitchen floor & color. *

Free Special Days Booklet for Toddlers [download]

Use this booklet to plan some fun days for your toddler or play group.  It has fun activities for kids that will be fun boredom busters and activities that you’ll enjoy playing with your child. Print Free File: Make your Own Mailbox: to introduce what the theme for the day will be. Make a Chef’s

Handmade DIY Gift Ideas

One of my favorite things is to make and give handmade DIY gifts.  Here are several ideas for babies, friends, get well, birthday, or just for fun.  Many of these techniques can be used in many different ways. Don’t forget to tell these talented Ladies that the Tip Junkie sent you! Handmade DIY Gift Ideas

Party Favor Ideas

I’ve been sitting on some pretty crazy fun party favors that can be adapted to almost any occasion. I hope these will get your creative juices flowing for your next shin dig. 1. Juicy Bits teddy bear picnic party favor bags. 2. Entertain Exchange party favors made with trendy rub-on decals. 3. Alpha Mom’s tool

For The Kids

Today it’s all about the kiddos.  Here are several fun tutorials with stuffed animals, food, activities, and over the top delights for our precious little ones.  I hope you’ll hug your children and do something fun with them today. 1.  Jill’s taggie animal tutorial. 2.  Petra  submitted a list of the many uses of baby

Make Over Monday {Before and After}

I love to sand, paint, and repurpose things from my home.  Your trash – my treasure!  So today I’m featuring some really cool home decor make over projects.  Luckily almost all of these come with a tutorial so you’ll also get the how-to.  {{fabulous}} 1.  Kelly decoupaged her accent table. 2.  Paintin Patti’s $2 cabinet

Teach Me Tutorials

One of (the many) things I love about bloggers is the time and talent they put into tutorials!  Step by step instructions complete with pictures – it’s an amazing thing.  Here are just a few I’ve received in my inbox from readers.  Time to learn something new! 1.  Make Jessica’s Felt Ipod Cozy tutorial. 2. 

24 Quick, Easy, Cheap Gift Ideas

Here are 24 quick, easy, cheap Christmas gift Ideas for friends, neighbors, bus drivers, and teachers. Simply click the free printable download below wit ideas  one of these cute sayings or poems to the item to make a more thoughtful gift!   Free File Here: , , Print out the pictured ideas and/or the free

Girl Birthday Party Themes

I still have tons of fabulous birthday party ideas that I’ll be featuring on and off as the months go by.  Here are several unique and cool birthday party themes for girls. 1.  Mermaid Party Ideas from Design Dazzle 2.  WhiMSy Love’s Littlest Pet Shop party. 3.  Nance’s fabulous Nancy Drew party. 4.  Children Chinese