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Using a Visual Schedule

Most teachers and therapists wouldn’t make it though the day without the help of a visual schedule, and I think more parents should use this valuable technique in-home! Here are some tips on using a visual schedule.What is a visual schedule? A visual schedule is a technique to help a child understand what is happening next in their day. [...]

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New Year’s Feeding Resolutions

Have you made resolutions for 2018? If you're like most parents, your resolutions include getting healthier or spending more quality time with your kids. I have some ideas to encourage parents to do both! Here are a few tips to help you with your New Year's Feeding Resolutions. Make realistic feeding goals: Set your sights on making feeding goals that [...]

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DIY Tissue Paper Holiday Crafts

I am a huge recycle junkie both in my personal and professional life. I love the idea of reusing everyday objects to save money, create less waste and teach kids about environmentally friendly values. With the holidays upon us we will be opening gifts and usually throwing out tons of tissue paper. I encourage you to consider reusing it [...]

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Three ezpz Holiday Tips with Kids

Unfortunately, the holiday season can bring some families more stress than joy. The shopping, decorating, hosting of out-of-town guests and kid’s winter break can bring parents to a breaking point. Here are three ezpz holiday tips to keep kids busy and keep the holiday stress at bay!Have a Movie Marathon: One of my favorite holiday traditions is having a themed [...]

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ezpz S'mores Bar

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for family gatherings and winter-themed treats. Sounds like the perfect setting for cooking s’mores over a campfire, right? Or, perhaps, cooking with your kids in the kitchen with my ezpz S’mores Bar Recipe!S’mores Bar: This is a dessert that will please the crowd, because a s’mores bar can be individualized for even [...]

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#ShopLocal this Thanksgiving Holiday

This holiday season we urge you shop local and shop small! All of ezpz's authorized retailers can be found here and all of the folks detailed below are running smoking deals for the Black Friday / Thanksgiving Holiday! Abby's Lane As We Grow Boutique Baby Sweet Pea's Boutique [...]

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Three Crafts to Help Picky Eaters on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving crafts are fun for kids and give you some extra time to prepare for the family feast. And if your child is finicky about food and nervous about eating with extended family, these tips will help YOU be more thankful this holiday!Make Our Menu Craft: Discussing the Thanksgiving menu with children in advance helps them prepare for the new [...]

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Common BLW Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them (Part 2)

More parents are choosing to feed their baby using the Baby Led Weaning (BLW) feeding method. This method skips puree food textures and starts baby on the same solid foods as the rest of the family. Introducing baby to complementary foods should be a joyous occasion, yet it can be overwhelming with conflicting information from the media, family and friends. [...]

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Halloween Food Play for Picky Eaters

As a feeding therapist, I encourage parents to allow kids to play with food in order to learn about different foods (and eventually eat it!). However, parents are usually reluctant to incorporate food-based sensory play until I explain what it is and what it does. Learn more about this technique and try out some of my Halloween food play [...]

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Halloween Themed Crafts

Are you looking for something for the kids to be excited about besides candy this Halloween? Kids love to be included in themes, especially around holidays like Halloween. When parents and therapists think in themes, it’s easy to plan activities and keep kiddos busy with creepy crafting fun! Here are a few ideas for creating some Halloween-themed crafts on the [...]

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