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Sunday, October 13, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: The Spice Lab BBQ Gift Set #foodlovers #grillmasters

This season, give your Grill Masters the perfect holiday gift with The Spice Lab BBQ Gift Set! This tasty collection of barbecue seasonings includes four delicious rubs: Smoky Pecan, Ancho Chili & Coffee, Bad to the Bone, and Sweet Rib Rub. It's a convenient way to gift a unique, upscale present that any foodie in your life is bound to love. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: GameWright Games

The holidays are here and the family deserves some fun and flare around the game table! Gamewright has some of the best games for kids of all ages, designed by parents to meet the skills and needs of children! For ages 6 and up, Guju Guju and Rat-a-Tat Roll are new this season. For ages 8 and up, Bloom is the newest roll and write game in their lineup, and for anyone 12 or older, Hello My Name Is is a great party game!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Supporting the Oral Sensory Need to Chew #ARKTherapeuticProducts #selfregulation #speechtherapy

This week I've been looking for a safe outlet for one of my teen clients who has a significant sensory need to chew. Although it is important for his self-regulation, it can seriously impede our speech-language therapy sessions. I've tried oral chewing tubes found in my local stores, but he's made short work of them and my wallet can't afford to keep up with replacements. The hunt has been on for an alternative that can withstand his level of need. Thankfully, ARK Therapeutic has come to my rescue. They offer an incredible variety of sensory chews with different toughness levels. After talking with a very helpful representative about my sensory-seeking friend, she was able to recommend the XT, Medium-Firm Chewy for him. I really appreciate that ARK Therapeutic was developed by an experienced speech-language pathologist who understands firsthand the needs that clinicians are trying to meet. Check out the sensory chew necklaces I've been trialing this week...

Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Sun Bum Day Tripper Sun Care Essentials

This holiday season, give the gift of healthy skin! The Sun Bum Day Tripper travel size sun care essentials kit is the perfect holiday gift for men and women alike. Protecting skin from harmful sun exposure should be part of everyone's daily routine. This travel set makes it easy to incorporate proper skin protection whether you're at home or on the go! We love the trendy travel bag with motivational message of 'Good Vibes' scrolled across the front and know it will make the perfect present or stocking stuffer for your someone special this year. Check it out below!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Coffee Beanery Specialty Basket #coffeelovers

Coffee is a staple at our household. We love giving and receiving coffee gifts with our friends and family. This season, we've found an awesome Specialty Coffee Gift Basket available from the Coffee Beanery catalog. The good folks at Coffee Beanery have been making quality coffee for nearly fifty years, so you can feel confident that their gift baskets are going to be well-received. Ordering from their site is such an easy way to send a quality gift, without the stress of holiday shopping!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Take Halloween Up a Notch with! #candynostalgia #decadebox

Halloween is coming and that means candy! We all have our favorites, but what a about those pieces from way back? The hard to find varieties? Good news! Tons of our old favorites from decades past are at! They specialize in taking you on a nostalgic trip back to childhood via a box of candy specific to the decade of your choice...just in time for Halloween! This box gets parents just as excited to come to your house this year as the little trick-or-treaters are!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Educational Apps for Kids: Tiny Hands Super Bundle #languageskills #speechapps

Looking for ways to practice beginner language skills? The Tiny Hands Super Bundle offers ten different learning apps to support learning of colors, shapes, first words, matching, categorization and logical thinking. Each app is super colorful and engaging for little ones and the games are a fun way for adult and child to interact together. Learning through play can be so powerful and Kids Academy kept this philosophy in mind when they developed their Tiny Hands apps. Their mission is to help identify and nurture the talents of children at the earliest stage, boost their academic abilities and give them a head start in the world. Check out my thoughts on each app in the bundle below!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stuffed Puffs S'mores Kit for S'mores Indoors!

No one loves S'Mores more than our family, so when we found out about Stuffed Puffs and the Stuffed Puffs S'Mores Kit we couldn't wait to try them! If you haven't discovered the amazingness of these chocolate-filled marshmallows, you're in for a treat. Stuffed Puffs S'Mores kits give you everything you need to turn the best taste of summer and fall into a year-round treat that you can enjoy indoors and outdoors alike. Check it out below:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Family Game Night: Unearth #BrotherwiseGames

Dice and cards? We're in! Unearth from Brotherwise Games takes beautiful artwork and combines five dice and broad strategy into a family fun card game. Lots of games have great artwork but few also use probability and hexagonal puzzle placement to make the whole experience fun.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Educational Apps for Kids: Word Superhero #vocabulary #categorizing

Looking for a fun way to practice category identification with kids? The Word Superhero app by Synapse Apps has developed an engaging game-style app that allows kids to expand their vocabulary and understanding of word relationships by performing fun categorizing tasks.