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A Budget-Friendly Guide to Transforming a Home for a Child on the Autism Spectrum

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For children on the autism spectrum, it can be challenging to find safe, comforting spaces, even at home. That’s why it’s so important for parents to take the time to create areas where their children on the spectrum can thrive, but it can be an expensive endeavor. Making design changes and creating features that will not only help your child feel safe but will also encourage them to learn and play can be tricky, but there are some ways to do it without breaking the bank.

Here are some tips to help you get started: Read more

New Family Home Design Checklist

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There are so many benefits that come from designing your new home. You get control over factors such as the size and the layout and whether there’s a walk-in closet or a mudroom. You also have the pleasure of creating a home that fits your family, rather than feeling like your family needs to adjust to an existing home. You can choose a layout that lets you watch the kids while you’re cooking, storage solutions that accommodate the size of your household, and dedicated living areas specifically for conversation or work. Read more

Hacks For Keeping Your Kitchen Clean & Eco-Friendly

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For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home — which is why it’s the perfect place to implement clean, eco-friendly habits. Going green is on trend today because it can be healthier for your household and good for the planet. Why not start doing your part in the room you use the most by replacing chemical disinfectants with natural alternatives such as baking soda and lemon juice? Read more

Family Energy Saving Checklist

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If you’re an environmentally conscious person and have the means to buy a home, you have a lot of options to make your property greener. You can add solar panels to your roof, invest in energy-efficient appliances or build from the ground up using sustainable materials. If you’re renting, however, you may feel as though your choices are limited. Whether you rent or own your home, there are many simple solutions you can use to help conserve our natural resources, plus save some money on your utility bills. Read more

Presidents’ Day Printable Activities

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Wondering how you’re going to keep your little ones busy over the Presidents’ Day long weekend? Coupon Chief has you covered with these free printable activities you and your kiddos can do together! Whether you print them out to keep your littles entertained while you run errands this Presidents’ Day weekend or do them at home just for fun, these activities will teach your kids a bit of American history, important money-counting skills, and creative writing.

Grab the printables for free by visiting the Coupon Chief blog –- be sure to check out their collection of Presidents’ Day deals while you’re there!  Read more

Prepping Your Kids to Move

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It’s undeniable that being a parent adds a variety of complicating factors (and huge positives) to many of life’s challenges — and moving is no different. Moving with kids can be daunting as a parent, you worry about how they will react how they’ll make new friends or adapt in general. It’s widely accepted by health professionals that the older a kid is the harder it likely is for them to come to terms with moving.  Read more

3 Must-Have Parental-Control Apps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

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For many, technology improves the comfort and quality of life. It makes it easier to obtain information online, check email, and chat with friends from all over the globe. However, parenting in this digital age is associated with many challenges. Online child predators, cyberbullying, and identity theft are notable concerns for all parents. Using parental-control apps can help keep your children safe. Read more

Buying a House: What Repairs Sellers Are Responsible For

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Whether you’re buying your first home or you’ve been away from the housing market for a few years, it’s good to be prepared ahead of time. After all, it can be difficult to know what a seller means when the house sports an “as-is” label. With that in mind, here is what you need to consider when buying a home in today’s market. Read more

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