(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: What does my 2-year-old put in her purse?

Baby Jo has been quite attached to her Minnie Mouse purse lately. She carries it with her wherever we go, always frantically stuffing it with items before we leave home. Once in a while she leaves it long enough for me to peek inside. What does a 2-year-old put in her purse, anyway?

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We survived another ResLife fall training!

We survived another ResLife fall training!

Our family survived another ResLife fall training! I am relieved to say that we are now finished with fall training, the period of time in which we see Hubster for about 10 minutes per day. In university housing/residence life, student staff return in August and undergo intensive training before students move in to the residence halls and begin the fall semester. If there are new professional staff members, there is additional training for professional staff before the student staff training begins. Having been a student staff member, I can tell you that the training hours are long, but also filled with fun staff bonding. As the wife of a housing professional, I can tell you that I loathe training every year because I only see my spouse when he gets up in the morning and heads out the door…because I’m always asleep by the time he gets home at like midnight or 2am.

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Text to Save on Pull-Ups (& Our Potty Training Disaster Story!)

Text to Save on Pull-Ups at Family Dollar

Baby Jo is two years old and it’s almost her turn to experience potty training! She’s excited about these Doc McStuffins Pull-Ups at Family Dollar. We’re hoping that she handles potty training better than her big brother did. He turned it into a potty training disaster game…more about that after I tell you about a great deal. You can text to save on Pull-Ups at Family Dollar! For a limited time, text “CARE” to 28767 to get Pull-Ups training pants for only $8.50 – a savings of up to $2.50!

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Summer in Door County

Summer in Door County

Wine, beaches, quaint towns, orchards and cherries…summer in Door County allows us to unplug and welcome a slower pace. Hubster and I take an annual vacation together to reconnect, away from the demands of special needs parenting. We chose a quaint cottage on the shore of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for this year’s summer vacation. The first thing I noticed when we arrived to our cottage was the sound of the waves lapping against the rocky shore.

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(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: The Service Car Station is the Coolest Toy Ever!

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C's favorite toy car

Hubster discovered this toy, a car that you can put together and take apart, online and knew that C had to own it. Our son loves all things related to vehicles. He has hundreds of cars, trucks and planes, and studies each and every one of them. He talks about the lights, paint colors, doors and windows. When we are driving, he points out cars that look like ours, Grandpa’s, or his aunt and uncles’. A fixation isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You can play it up and use it to help your child learn.

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Back to School: 3 Things C Can’t Live Without

Back to School: 3 Things C Can't Live Without #PassThePuffs #BackToSchool {ad}

Shhh…don’t look now, but our kids are growing up! C is starting 4k this year. When did he get old enough for school? He has been attending center-based autism therapy since June, but it feels so official now that he’ll be in a preschool classroom as well. I only needed to forget each of these three items once to know that I could never let that happen again. If there’s one thing I could tell you about C, it’s that he knows how to get his point across! Here are the three things C can’t live without for back to school:

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