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25 Mouthwatering Lilikoi Treats To Eat In Hawaii

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25 Mouthwatering Lilikoi Treats To Eat In Hawaii,20 Sep 2019 in Tips

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lilikoi-foods-hawaii_l_5d30ae6ae4b0419fd329e12b

Everything is better with passion fruit.



Can a new nappy be a game changer? We road-tested Lovekins nappies and think so,20 Sep 2019 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/baby/care/can-a-new-nappy-be-a-game-changer-we-road-tested-lovekins-nappies-and-think-so/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=can-a-new-nappy-be-a-game-changer-we-road-tested-lovekins-nappies-and-think-so

My life as a new mum has become a constant cycle of wake, change, feed, play. “Oh no. Is that poo up his back?” Change again. Feed, play, bath, sleep, wake, change. “What colour is that poo? It looks runny. I’ll send a pic to hubby and see what he thinks.” Change again. There’s a […]

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Extra 25% Off Baby & Toddler Styles at Tea Collection [Includes Sale],20 Sep 2019 in Tips

http://www.babycheapskate.com/2019/09/19/25-off-styles-for-babies-and-toddlers-at-tea-collection/

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Take 25% off styles for newborns, babies and toddlers today at Tea Collection.

Use coupon code BABY25 at checkout.

The deal includes sale items, too, for savings of up to 64% or more!

I’m seeing leggings for as low as $8.25 with the code (reg. $22.95).

This post may contain affiliate links. See BC’s disclosure policy for more info.



Extra 25% Off Baby & Toddler Styles at Tea Collection [Includes Sale],20 Sep 2019 in Tips

http://www.babycheapskate.com/2019/09/19/25-off-styles-for-babies-and-toddlers-at-tea-collection/

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Take 25% off styles for newborns, babies and toddlers today at Tea Collection.

Use coupon code BABY25 at checkout.

The deal includes sale items, too, for savings of up to 64% or more!

I’m seeing leggings for as low as $8.25 with the code (reg. $22.95).

This post may contain affiliate links. See BC’s disclosure policy for more info.



A WHITE sofa?! Kourtney Kardashian shows off her kids’ tech-free $20K playhouse,20 Sep 2019 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/lifestyle/home-and-decor/a-white-sofa-kourtney-kardashian-shows-off-her-kids-tech-free-20k-playhouse/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-white-sofa-kourtney-kardashian-shows-off-her-kids-tech-free-20k-playhouse

It’s fair to say that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s kids’ playhouse is nicer than the apartments of most people we know. White on white The Keeping up with the Kardashians star took cameras through the kids’ play pad for Architectural Digest’s Open Door video series, and we’re feeling really inadequate about our own homes […]

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Extra 25% Off Baby & Toddler Styles at Tea Collection [Includes Sale],20 Sep 2019 in Tips

http://www.babycheapskate.com/2019/09/19/25-off-styles-for-babies-and-toddlers-at-tea-collection/

screen-shot-2019-09-19-at-6-52-11-am

Take 25% off styles for newborns, babies and toddlers today at Tea Collection.

Use coupon code BABY25 at checkout.

The deal includes sale items, too, for savings of up to 64% or more!

I’m seeing leggings for as low as $8.25 with the code (reg. $22.95).

This post may contain affiliate links. See BC’s disclosure policy for more info.



19 easy + fun Halloween costumes to wear if you're pregnant 🎃,20 Sep 2019 in Tips

https://www.mother.ly/life/easy-maternity-halloween-costumes

It’s time for Halloween! And you love dressing up. Or you hate dressing up but your family or friends or next door neighbor really want you to dress up. Oh, and also you’re pregnant. 🤰🏽So what the heck are you supposed to be?

Don’t sweat it, mama. We spoke to Pinterest to find out their top pinned maternity Halloween costumes, and there are some fun (and funny ideas) in the mix.

Whether you’re 8 or 38 weeks pregnant, you’ll be sure to find some Halloween inspiration right here. Time to get spooky!

Mummy-to-be 

Bonus points because this punny costume looks super easy to DIY.

Your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Besides it being an easy costume to make, you get to eat pizza all night. Win-win!

Gumball machine 

This one requires a glue gun and some extra craftiness, but the result is a sweet treat.

Kangaroo 

Grab a stuffed baby kangaroo and you’re halfway there.

Mommy to BEE 

Buzz buzz. You look bee-utiful.

Violet from Willy Wonka

Can be a family costume or a stand alone, just make sure you have tons of make up remover handy before going to bed.

Mama bird 

What kind of a mama bird will you be? A flamingo? A peacock?

Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. 

Grab a spare shirt and your crafting skills to turn yourself into a literal monster.

Mother earth 

You’ve got the whole world in your hands… and belly.

Pregnant Beyonce

You get to be Queen Bey for a day.

Baseball player 

You come prepared with your own bat, and ball.

 Prego 

Come on. You knew this one was coming…

Snowman

If you have black leggings and a white top, you’re already winning Halloween!

Juno

Such a classic, plus you will get to wear your comfy maternity jeans all night long.

Pregnant unicorn

Requires very little purchasing and prep.

Troll

This one can easily turn into a family costume if everyone is down for a big wig and a sparkly belly button.

A magic 8 ball

You can spend the night answering everyone’s questions.

An emoji

Just pick your fave!

A beach ball

Only for those mamas in warm weather!

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UNO clarifies a major rule and throws a huge spanner in the works,20 Sep 2019 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/lifestyle/things-to-do/play-and-activities/uno-clarifies-a-major-rule-and-throws-a-huge-spanner-in-the-works/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uno-clarifies-a-major-rule-and-throws-a-huge-spanner-in-the-works

Popular card game, UNO is big in our house. My husband and I, along with our two daughters, and even my parents, all get together to play what becomes a very serious game. However, a post from the official UNO Twitter account clarifying a particular rule has definitely thrown a spanner in the works. Sorry, […]

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Child diagnosed with autism? 7 steps to take, mama,20 Sep 2019 in Tips

https://www.mother.ly/child/what-to-know-about-autism-diagnosis

Children with autism open our eyes and our hearts to growth, beauty and love in unexpected, marvelous and deep ways that expand our humanity. But, an autism diagnosis is a moment that stays with a parent.

Some parents might have trouble understanding what’s happening. Others may worry or have a sense of relief that there’s a name for what they’ve noticed in their child. Regardless of your emotions, there’s not a right or wrong way to feel.

Here are seven areas to cover after receiving an autism diagnosis:

1. Line up great medical care.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids with autism often have other associated medical issues such as gastrointestinal issues, language delay or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Depending on where you live, your medical choices might be sparse or specialist-rich. Getting good, consistent healthcare is invaluable and establishes important baselines, routines and trust. How do you know which specialists or family doctors have the skills you and your child need? Ask those who have gone before you.

Medicaid provides services for children on the spectrum but there are simply not enough providers who accept Medicaid. Waiting lists in some states can be as long as 15 years. If Medicaid is part of your family’s life, get your child on the waiting list as soon as possible. While you wait, look into attorneys and advocates for additional support. A good advocate will ensure you have a primary role in your child’s education, regardless of the insurance plan you may or may not have.

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, the ACA marketplace (also known as the exchange) offers affordable coverage for those who qualify. If your family has private health insurance, call to see what your benefits are so you’re prepared.

2. Understand your insurance coverage.

Autism is a medical diagnosis and should be covered by health insurance, but it’s not that simple. Many health insurance plans do not cover therapeutic treatment for autism. From 2005 to 2015, Autism Speaks battled within state legislatures to make sure autism treatments were covered under health insurance. Through those efforts, 47 states passed related legislation. But many of those laws address only traditional insurance programs not self-insured companies (which cover most workers), and some have been weakened by loopholes exploited by insurance companies. Make a call to find out exactly what kind of coverage you have.

3. Find a community.

Autism can feel isolating, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many autism support groups, some formal like chapters of the Autism Society of America or Autism Speaks and some unaffiliated groups of parents who have bonded in mutual support along the autism journey. Learn from others. Share your story. Find communities of support in churches, parks, restaurants and stores that have a heart and respect you and your child.

4. Start support.

Autism is highly variable. There are a number of decades-long treatments that address autism such as Floortime, Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped Children (TEACCH), and the Early Start Denver Model. The most research-backed treatment is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and it’s therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. It focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading and academics as well as adaptive learning skills. It is practiced by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and is the most common treatment approach covered by insurance. There are less than 30,000 BCBAs in the nation, but it is a rapidly growing profession with increasingly greater access for families in need of ABA.

5. Find a good support system if you need a break.

Make sure you have loving and qualified family, friends, or professional childcare providers who can stay with your child so you can have an established date night or occasional weekend away. Such activities are important for all parents of young children but they can be especially critical for parents with children on the spectrum. Finding people who understand your child’s needs, routines and sensitivities is vital to offering you an evening out while keeping things balanced on the home front. The important thing to remember is having an autisic child is beautiful and it’s okay to reach out for help if you need it.

6. Contact your local school district.

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) school districts, often in coordination with the public health office, are responsible for providing services from birth. Part C of IDEA mandates that schools conduct “Child Find” to locate children who need help. Among other things, Part C services can provide speech, occupational, physical and behavioral therapies to your child, often delivered in your home, and at no expense. It is part of the commitment of special education to assist families in having their children ready to learn by the time they start school. For help, call your local school district and request a meeting to begin the journey of getting the assistance your little one needs.

7. Establish a financial plan.

Many children with autism will grow into healthy self-sufficient adults, but some may require varying levels of support. That is why having a financial and assistance plan that looks after their long-term needs is essential. It’s tough, but having important conversations with your partner and members of your family will help your little one in the long run. If you need advice, look into Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) to assist with creating a tax-advantaged savings account to pay for qualified expenses.

The bottom line is simple: This is hard and there will be challenges, but you’ve got this, mama. There will also be more beauty in this journey than you can ever imagine. The main thing to remember is that your child has you as their mother, which means they’re already doing great.

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Tim Costello: The role of faith in shaping a man,19 Sep 2019 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/podcasts/feedplaylove/tim-costello-the-role-of-faith-in-shaping-a-man/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tim-costello-the-role-of-faith-in-shaping-a-man

Tim Costello is a man who has dedicated his life to others. His firm belief in social justice, and his insistence that his faith in God dictates a humane approach to others has guided him through his life. Through his many years at the CEO of World Vision, to fighting against the gambling industry, he’s […]

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