The Perfect Summer Activity: Rock Painting 101

This summer we discovered the greatest activity that you can do anywhere—at home, camping, at a family reunion, at the beach, the lake…you name it, rock painting is the perfect summer activity. It’s easy, quiet, creative, can last hours, and makes the best lasting memories. Kids of all ages love it. Even the adults were getting in on the action! We’ve done it twice now and my kids can’t get enough. Once was at a family reunion and another time camping with friends. It’s simple and quality entertainment and then afterward, the best part is hiding you rocks around for others to enjoy. Here is a little rock painting 101 to get you started. Acrylic paints (preferably outdoor acrylic paint–you ca

Target Is Selling Halloween Costumes For Kids With Disabilities This Year!

Have you heard? Target just launched its Halloween decor "Hyde and Eek" boutique and it is filled to the brim, offering up everything from skeleton DJs to fishbowls of dead guppies. But perhaps the coolest thing we've seen from the big brand this year involves its continued efforts toward inclusivity: specifically, costumes for kids with disabilities and sensory sensitivities. People in wheelchairs often get very creative when it comes to incorporating their chairs into costumes, but this year, Target has done the hard work for them! So far, it's selling four awesome adaptive costumes. We spoke with a Target spokesperson to get more background on the line, as this isn't the first time it's s

How and when to wash newborn baby clothes

While there’s no hard-and-fast rule on the best time in pregnancy to wash baby clothes, the expert consensus is that all baby clothes should always be washed before they’re worn. Newborns have sensitive skin and it’s not known who has handled bub’s clothing before you purchased it.Here are some simple steps to follow before you start washing:Read the washing instructions on the label – some things like swaddles and sleeping bags have specific washing methods.Choose the right laundry detergent. Go for something lightly scented, or not scented at all. There are specific ‘sensitive’ detergents, but the experts say just regular laundry detergent is fine.Pop tiny socks into laundry bags so that

The Coast Guard Will Now Pay to Ship Breast Milk for Moms

You might cry over spilled milk, but you’ll definitely shed tears over the cost of shipping breast milk for active duty moms. The Coast Guard has come to the rescue, however, with a new policy that covers shipping costs for breast milk . Moms on duty who want to send breast milk home to their babies now qualify for a new financial program titled Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, Breast Milk Shipment, which will cover the shipping costs for up to $750 per year. The new policy was in response to feedback received in the Women’s Retention Study and Holistic Analysis conducted by the United States Coast Guard. The reimbursement program applies to all active duty members including PHS Officers and U

The Activity Book That Makes Kids Wild About Nature

Nature books for kids should get them excited about heading out into the great outdoors. This one encourages them to track, explore, discover and create. Unlike some nature books for kids, the Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids, is filled with hands-on educational outdoor activities―like crafting bird feeders out of fruit, pressing flowers, creating sundials and so much more. The Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids includes: 50 AMAZING OUTDOOR PROJECTS―See how nature books for kids can inspire a lifetime of curiosity by using play to encourage natural observation ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE―Discover fun and educational outdoor activities designed for a variety of seasons, re

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