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All About Me Card

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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 key information that will help …

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Welcome to Holland

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Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability- to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip …

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Medical Book Cover

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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 File: Download

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Blog Conferences – The 411

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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 star struck and completely giddy …

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Circle Day

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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 mixing bowls inside each other …

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Play Date – Letter Day

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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 * Frozen Juice Lids w/ letters …

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Color Day

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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. Color Day Activity: * Let child pick out clothes to wear * Tape large paper to kitchen floor & color. * “Easter Egg Hunt” w/ color * Bean bag …

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Special Days Booklet

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Use this booklet to plan some fun days for your toddler or play group. Make your Own Mailbox: to introduce what the theme for the day will be. Make a Chef’s Hat: when you cook. Pictures: Don’t forget to take pictures of your activities and make a special book. How to make the Special Day Booklet: 1. “Special Day” book …

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Handmade DIY Gift Ideas

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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 1.  Just Give Me Stamps …

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Party Favor Ideas

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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 box favor made out of …

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For The Kids

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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 wipes. 3.  Homemade bow holders …

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Make Over Monday {Before and After}

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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 garage sale find. 3.  Kendra’s  …

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Teach Me Tutorials

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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.  Little tiara’s made from chenille/metallic …

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24 Quick, Easy, Cheap Gift Ideas

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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 gift tags and attach them …

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Girl Birthday Party Themes

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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 Tea from Totally Tabletops. 5.  …

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