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Living With Autism: Worried your teen won’t catch up socially with their peers? Don’t be.

Living with Autism: Worried your teen won’t socially catch up with their peers? Our daughter was diagnosed with high functioning autism at around five years old. She has been clinically at about a third of her age emotionally and socially. She is now 17 and she is still around a 13 year old’s age . . . → Read More: Living With Autism: Worried your teen won’t catch up socially with their peers? Don’t be.

Meet Oscar – Our New Four Legged Family Member and Why We Choose Pet Adoption

Why do we choose pet adoption? Before I get into that, here’s a little background. About four months ago we lost our dog Dooley. He had liver cancer and he had gotten sick and he wasn’t able to recover although his vet was optimistic. It was hard on the whole family. After a couple . . . → Read More: Meet Oscar – Our New Four Legged Family Member and Why We Choose Pet Adoption

Why buy all School Supplies on the list? Because I saw a teacher buying School Supplies today.

Oh the joys of back to school and buying all those school supplies. You get the list or lists if you have more than one kiddo and you look at it open mouthed. So much stuff! You might wonder what your kid needs with 20 glue sticks. You might wonder why you need to . . . → Read More: Why buy all School Supplies on the list? Because I saw a teacher buying School Supplies today.

Parenting: Reasons Why We Don’t Give Our Kids an Allowance

I remember there was a time when we were growing up as kids our mom gave us an allowance. As a kid, I thought it was pretty cool. But I also remember as a kid, not wanting to do chores. If I didn’t feel like it, I didn’t mind not getting my allowance. Thinking . . . → Read More: Parenting: Reasons Why We Don’t Give Our Kids an Allowance

Mom Shaming: I’m a bad mom. And I am okay with that. #parenting #momshaming #stopmomshaming

Oh the days of social media. I have been a blogger for years now and along with product reviews and giveaways I have always written posts about family and parenting as well. Sharing stories of my kids, my family, our outings, etc. I have also been members of blogging groups, mom blogger groups, parenting . . . → Read More: Mom Shaming: I’m a bad mom. And I am okay with that. #parenting #momshaming #stopmomshaming

Youth Sports: Sideline Etiquette for Parents from Another Parent

Both our boys play soccer. Our oldest (now 12) has been playing since he was 5 so he has played about 14 seasons because they play spring and fall soccer every year. Our youngest is only into his third season this spring. Every year we always have at least one obnoxious parent on one . . . → Read More: Youth Sports: Sideline Etiquette for Parents from Another Parent

Some of DustinNikki Mommy of Three Family’s Christmas Traditions

I love the holidays and I love December. It’s such a wonderful time of year. We always have the tradition of going over to my Dad’s house on Christmas Eve to spend time with him, my brother and sisters (half siblings) and my nephews. We also go over and spend time with my in-laws . . . → Read More: Some of DustinNikki Mommy of Three Family’s Christmas Traditions

DustinNikki Mommy of Three Won a Best Parental Blogs in 2017 Award

I was going through my email this morning and came across an email from MyKidNeedsThat.com. They have a list of “50 parenting blogs worth reading and following in 2017” list and they chose DustinNikki Mommy of Three to be one of them!

“I am writing to you because we have awarded you . . . → Read More: DustinNikki Mommy of Three Won a Best Parental Blogs in 2017 Award

How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating? Is There Really Such a Thing as Being Too Old?

How old is too old to go Trick or Treating? It seems this question gets debated a lot this time of year. Every year it seems. Our oldest is now 16 years old and my husband and I decided when she was around 11 years old, that we would make 13 years old the . . . → Read More: How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating? Is There Really Such a Thing as Being Too Old?

Does Your Child Have Frequent Nosebleeds? Tips For Stopping & Preventing Them

Does your child get frequent nosebleeds? Our older son does. Everyone has nosebleeds every once in a while but when I say frequent, I mean 2 or 3 nosebleeds a week. Our younger son used to get them like that too but he stopped getting them as often. Our older son (11 years old) . . . → Read More: Does Your Child Have Frequent Nosebleeds? Tips For Stopping & Preventing Them