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A few simple debate questions for Louisiana’s gubernatorial candidates

By Robert Mann

I propose some simple debate questions for the candidates for Louisiana governor:

Do you support a revenue system that taxes the poor at twice the rate of the rich? If so, why? If not, what will you do about it?

Data from Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, Jan. 2015 Data from Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, Jan. 2015 Data from Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, Jan. 2015 Data from Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, Jan. 2015

For more details see the report, “Who Pays: A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States,” by the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, Jan. 2015.


Filed under: Louisiana Politics, Politics Tagged: income equality, Louisiana governor's race, Louisiana politics, poverty, tax equality, taxation
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Sweet Cinnamon Roll Bread

Cinnamon Roll Bread turns your favorite breakfast into a delicious sweet snack! Let's be honest guys, it could be Cinnamon Roll French Toast or Nutella Cinnamon Rolls but everything and anything that has Cinnamon Roll in the name is a MUST try!

Do you love Cinnamon Rolls but just don't have the time to make them from scratch at home? This Cinnamon Roll Bread is going to change everything for you! It's simple to make and tastes just like them! The recipe took me about an hour from start to finish and I was enjoying a warm piece of Cinnamon Roll bread with that

The recipe took me about an hour from start to finish and I was enjoying a warm piece of Cinnamon Roll bread with that ooey gooey glaze on top! YUM!

We have a FREE Menu Plan printable for you guys too! It will help you plan out our week really easily! Get it HERE!

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Bread

Ingredients

2 Cups Flour1 TBSP Baking Powder1/2 tsp Salt1/2 Cup Sugar1 Egg1 Cup Milk2 tsp Vanilla1/3 Cup Plain Yogurt

Cinnamon Swirl

1/3 Cup Sugar2 TBSP Cinnamon1 TBSP Milk

Glaze Topping

1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar3 TBSP Milk

Instructions

Start by mixing together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Next mix in the egg, milk, vanilla, and plain yogurt. Stir together well. Pour the mixture into a well-greased bread pan (normal size not mini). Next mix together the cinnamon, sugar, and milk. Drop teaspoonful into the bread pan, use a knife to swirl the cinnamon into the batter. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the bread from the pan and place on a wire rack, while the bread is cooling mix the powdered sugar and milk together so that you can drizzle it over the bread when it's fully cooled.

Enjoy!

I'm kind of addicted to this Cinnamon Roll Bread, it tastes just like a Cinnamon roll just a different form of it! It's so much easier to make than Cinnamon Rolls too! You can whip this up in no time at all

What do you make for breakfast for your family? Would they love this Cinnamon Roll bread or is a Healthy Breakfast Banana Split more their preference?

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15 Creative Road Trip Activities + Ideas

We love these 15 Creative Road Trip Activities to get our family vacations and loooong drives off to a great start with kids! Road trips are so hard for most kids, so you'll want to stick around and discover a few helpful ideas and activities to make road trips with kids a whole lot easier.

Here's several more Road Trip Activities you'll want to memorize before your next family road trip

15 Creative Road Trip Activities + Ideas

Quiet Road Trip Ideas
Read aloud with your kids – here's 10 Great Book Series for Middle Grade and High School – via As We Walk Along the Road Younger readers will enjoy these 12 Chapter Book Series for Young Readers – via Childhood 101. Take a picture in front of each US state sign. Here's How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips – via Travel 50 States with Kids Keep bored minds busy with this FREE printable Road Trip Scavenger Hunt – via Kristen Duke Keep track of passing license plates with this America the Beautiful printable US map. Bonus! The kids will learn the location of states too – via Lulu the Baker Record your road trip and vacation memories using these Creative Journal Ideas for Kids – via What Do We Do All Day?

Fun Car Games and Busy Activities for Kids Keep little hands busy with these 10 Easy Busy Bags made from pencil pouches – via Powerful Mothering My boys will love marking off all the trucks they see along the rode with this Truckspotting printable – via National Post Learn how one mom survived a 15 hour road trip with kids with a Road Trip Mystery Survival Kit – via Teal and Lime Keep kids mesmerized for hours with a Calming Find It Game–it's like “Eye Spy” in a bottle! – via Lady Behind the Curtain I love that this Dry Erase Road Trip Games + A Kids Travel Kit is reusable! – via Simply Designing with Ashley

Road Trip Hacks to Make Travel Easier with Kids Here's 17 Incredible Family Travel, Hotel, and Road Trip Hacks that you'll definitely want to know – via Krazy Coupon Lady We like these Road Trip Snack Boxes that help make road trip snacking a little healthier – via I Should Be Mopping the Floor We love these 18 Road Trip Snacks for Vacay Munching…there's even some healthy options! – via Brit + Co Here's 8 Great Free Road Trip Apps to make planning your next road trip more manageable and fun! – via KOA
What creative ideas do you use to make long car rides fun? 
Here's some more Creative Road Trip Activities + Ideas you will want to try from Kids Activities Blog:
Travel Games for Kids: I Spy Learning Windows Entertaining Kids When Traveling Crafts for Kids in the Car

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22 Summer Hacks

These summer hacks are going to make your summer so much fun! We've got all sorts of ideas for you from smart tips for a BBQ, to a trip to the beach, to keeping all those pesky bugs away from you.

I can't wait for summer to officially begin!

22 Summer Hacks

Making a summer go bag has been one of the smartest things I've done. Keep this by the door packed with all your summer outing essentials like sunscreen, bandaids, aloe, etc. via Love and Marriage

Make a balloon cooler to keep your drinks cool and looking festive. via One Crazy House

Make table top s'mores so you can enjoy your favorite summer treat without making a fire. via Smart School House

Keeping filling those water balloons without getting the hose every time with this DIY water balloon pump. via Find It Make It Love It

Store your freezer pops upright in the freezer so they are easier to cut open. So smart! via Life Hacks

Looking for the perfect summer dessert? Instead of an ice cream cake, make an ice cream sandwich cake! via Real House Moms

Keep bubbles from spilling by wrapping them around a beam in your back yard. via Huffington Post

Keep an ouch kit in the car just in case you're out at the park or pool and someone gets hurt. via My Frugal Adventures

Keep kids from running out of bubbles with this fun bubble refill station. They'll be having fun for hours! via Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Make a pocketed beach towel to hold a spot for your book, sunglasses and more. via Making It With Danielle

Make some DIY chalk for the kids to play with in a hurry. No need for a trip to the store!

Keep your drinks close by while you're swimming with a pool noodle drink float. via WikiHow

Want to have a backyard movie? Here is how to make your own DIY movie screen. via Hello Paper Moon

Make DIY roasting sticks for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. via Ella Claire Inspired

Quickly make a glowing backyard lantern with just a jar and a glow stick. via Glue Sticks Blog

Having kids over for a BBQ? Make sure to create a sticky fingers station for kids with messy hands from popsicles and s'mores. via The Kitchn

Feeling over heated? Here is how to cool down quick. via 1000 Life Hacks

Bug Hacks

Want to eat your dinner outside? Here is a simple idea to keep flies off your table. via Your Crafty Family

The patio egg (affiliate) diffuses an essential oil blend that deters mosquitos.

Use a sheet over your playyard to keep the bugs away from baby. via Little Baby Watson

Make a mosquito repelling jar to keep those annoying bugs away from you. via TipHero

Use a cupcake liner to keep bugs out of your drink while hanging outside. via One Crazy House

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What To Do With All Those Baby Shower Cards {DIY Craft}

Springtime always reminds me of baby showers. All those beautiful tiny clothes get worn once or twice. The baby blankets are snuggled closely and that monitor gets plenty of use. The cards are read and enjoyed during a moment of gratitude, then placed back in the gift bag. The real tearjerkers might get passed around first. […]

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Sloppy Joes

When you hear the words Sloppy Joe, it brings back such great childhood memories. What could be better than eating something that is designed to be messy! It’s the perfect kid friendly meal!

While the Sloppy Joe recipe has evolved over time, a few ingredients remain the same. My Sloppy Joes are a little different because I add rice! Yes rice!

As I said, there are certain ingredients that make a Sloppy Joe the classic recipe that it is today. And without these ingredients, it wouldn’t be a Sloppy Joe.

Here’s what you need:

Sloppy Joes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds Hamburger meat – browned 2 cans (15 oz) Tomato Sauce 1 stalk Celery, diced 1/2 large Onion, diced 1/4 cup Brown Rice, uncooked 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt 3/4 teaspoon Pepper 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder

Directions:

In a large skillet, brown hamburger meat Once browned, add the rest of the ingredients to the skillet Mix together and cook on low for 30-40 minutes until the celery, rice and onions are softened Serve on a bun or by itself

So here’s what it looks like.

Brown about 1 and a half pounds of hamburger meat first. Make sure you use a large skillet so you can fit the rest of the ingredients in the same pan as the meat.

Once browned, you will add the rest of the ingredients including the celery, onions, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, chili powder and uncooked rice.

We add rice to our Sloppy Joes to give it some weight and thickness. The rice also helps bind the rest of the ingredients.

Once you mix everything together you will cook on low for 30-40 minutes. Since the meat is already cooked, you are essentially waiting for the rice, onions and celery to cook. Once each is softened, it’s ready!

Of course the only way to eat a Sloppy Joe is to use a hamburger bun or roll. You want to make sure your Sloppy Joe is spilling over the bun! You can always eat it without a bun — but that’s no fun!

Enjoy!

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments

I was inspired by seeing all the Christmas craft supplies at Factory Direct Crafts to come up with something simple and fun to do with my kids with the clear glass Christmas ball ornaments.

Surely this is something that my kids could help me do that we could give as gifts and decorate our own tree.

I wanted to figure out a way to create pattern within the clear glass ball.

Kinda like building a ship in a bottle only the easy, kid version.

We ended up using the glass version because my boys are a bit older, but there are acrylic clear balls available that can be even easier when making Christmas ornaments with small kids.

We had done a marble painting project awhile back and I thought that might work inside the ornament.  If I could plop some paint in the bottom and then gently drop a small marble inside, I could create lines with the paint by manipulating the marble.

I found some of the kids’ magnetic spheres that fit well into the top of the ornament.  Because of the weight of these, it is really important to roll them into place gently and then use a swirling motion instead of a shaking motion.

Homemade ornaments for kids

Here’s what you need to make Homemade ornaments for kids:

dozen or more clear Christmas ornament balls small marble or ball bearing paint floor wax and fine glitter {if desired} curling ribbon

We found that you could do multi-colors if you waited between layers.  We also found that you could mix the paint and glitter if patience was involved.  I used floor wax {which dries clear} with the glitter to adhere it to the inside of the clear ball if I wanted the glitter to be on the outside layer.

Here are some of our favorites…

This one is simply white paint in the bottom and then swirled with the marble.  I tried to graduate the swirling so that the white was denser at the bottom and thinned at the top of the ornament.  It reminded me of clouds.

This is the same ornament on a tree tied with red curling ribbon.  The glass has a pretty iridescence that catches the light.

This one used red paint first in the same swirling motion and then a secondary layer of green glitter.  In this case, we simply shook the glitter into the ball while the paint was still wet.  My 8 year old made this one.

This was my 5 year old’s creation.  He used the floor wax first and then added both red and green glitter.  Once that dried he stuffed in some of the red and green curling ribbon.  It is hard to fully appreciate how pretty this looks in a photograph.  It is my favorite from the day.

This one started with white paint and then added wax and clear glitter.

My kids LOVED this project.  I would advise that an adult take off the ornament tops and make sure there aren’t sharp surfaces there.  We did end up breaking a ball, but the mess was easily contained.  It reminded us of coloring Easter eggs which is always a favorite family activity.

The final homemade Christmas ornaments are beautiful!  We could add personalized tags and they would make a great gift that the child created himself.

Thanks so much to Factory Direct Craft who not only was the inspiration for this post, but its sponsor.

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Video: “Walker’s critics celebrate, supporters reminisce …”

Despite having no more than a few hours notice of the 5PM press conference announcing Walker’s drop out from the presidential campaign, protesting Wisconsinites were ready, able, and willing to serenade Wisconsin’s delusional governor. This TMJ4 footage includes just a SNIPPET of protest singing. This brief broadcast also includes snippets from Wisconsinites who do not more »

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Bernie Sanders appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Would you believe this was the first time I tuned into Colbert’s new show on CBS? Enjoy. Colbert cracking jokes on the presidential election [backup link]: The Interview [backup link]: Date of appearance: 09/18/2015 You just finished reading Bernie Sanders appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert! Consider leaving a comment!Visit bluecheddar.net for more more »

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Vendors tell AP that Scott Walker campaign owes them $100,000

I could have told them to demand cash up front with this guy. But what do people like me know? Link to source You just finished reading Vendors tell AP that Scott Walker campaign owes them $100,000! Consider leaving a comment!Visit bluecheddar.net for more news and opinion. You can contact blue cheddar through twitter or more »

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Mom School: An Evening of Learning Lifesaving Skills {FREE Event}

Do you know how to perform CPR on your infant or child? You should! If something goes wrong, the time between when you dialed 911 and when EMS arrives is a critical window. Those three to five minutes can be the difference between life and death. Bystander CPR can double and even triple someone’s chance […]

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Quinnipiac poll of FL,OH,PA: fortunes of Walker and Clinton sink as Biden’s rise

Notice that in the crucial state of Ohio, Scott Walker is only at 2%. This is all come to a poll looking for these days: Walker’s failure.   But other people are paying attention to the bigger picture, of course. Rubio is the only Republican polling ahead of Clinton in Ohio. Quinnipiac Poll: @MarcoRubio is the more »

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12 Activity Bag Book Ideas for Kids

Activity Bags for kids!

We first made them for Christmas a couple of years ago – instead of the traditional advent, we grabbed a stack of bags and filled them with a fun family activity that we could do together as we looked forward to the holiday season.

Then I saw this portable Activity Kit , from Mama, Papa, Bubba – what a great way to bring the fun of our “grab bag” of ideas on the road!

Portable Activity Bag Book for Kids

Supplies to make the binder (affiliate links):

Three ring binder pencil bags  White Card Stock paper – one-half a sheet per bag/page Colorful Pipe Cleaners

We used the card stock paper to add some durability to the bags.  They kinda flop without the extra support and it is harder to see the contents. All of the activity ideas we put in our bags are quiet, low-mess, and easy to transport.

Some of our Activity Book Pages pages include: Make funky disguises and/or with pipe-cleaners.  It’s another activity inspired by our 101 Kids Activities book. Magnification.  Give your kids a magnifying glass and a collection of small objects (bugs, shells, coins, etc). Play with cookie cutter stencils and DIY crayons – those rainbow crayons are nifty! Give your kids a sheet of aluminum foil and some markers to make reflective art.

Quiet Time Activities Funky Felt Face pieces – use the felt shapes to create silly faces. Fine Motor pom-pom drop – stuff the pom-poms through the tube.  You’d be amazed at how entertaining that is to a kiddo! Magnetics – along with some metal lids.  Build structures with the magnets on the lids Craft Stick I-Spy Dominos.  Make matches and trains with these DIY pieces – the activity can be found in our book, 101 Kids Activities. Sewing Practice.  Thread shoelaces through a punched card.  Here are some printables for sewing practice. .

Educational Bag Ideas for Kids Explore fractions with cut up mini-paper plates.  See how many combinations make a whole. Give your kids a collection of small items and math cards.  Have them match the items to the cards. Practice sounding out words with a word-slide made from painters chips. Copy and Erase.  The plastic windows of the activity bags are perfect to use as a dry erase “board”.  Add a piece of felt to be your eraser.

When you have created the pages of your book, use the pipe cleaners to “bind” the pages together.

Have fun!!  Show us what you have created in your activity bag book for kids on our FB page!

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Creative Senior Photography – Baton Rouge – New Orleans – Louisiana – Eye Wander Photo

We love photographing graduates!! Senior year is always such a huge milestone in life and we love capturing the excitement about the future!!! Senior photography is one of our favorite types of sessions because of the creativity that goes into each shoot. We spend time getting to know each senior in a consult at our Eye Wander Photo office, we discuss with them their interests, hobbies, sports and hipster record collections. Photography freezes time: what all mom's dream about this time in their seniors life.

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15 Craft Hacks for Kids

We have a craft closet that just keeps growing and growing!

We've tried a lot of different organization tips, latest was a renovation of our door with shoe cubbies…

…And are always looking for new ways to organize our home.   If you have ideas (especially photos) I would LOVE to see them on our Facebook Wall!

Until then, here are

*Must-Try* TIPS for kids craft rooms:

Create an Art Desk.   Use the drawer for all the supplies.

Save your Starbucks cups for paint.   *I knew I needed an excuse for some coffee!*

 

Glue a pom-pom to the top of a dry erase marker   for an easy way to draw, erase and repeat.

Cut up sponges and use them instead of paint brushes to create with your kids.   Just throw them out when art-time is over.

Do you have leftover outlet covers??   Re-make them into play dough toys.

Fill a container with glue.   Add a sponge.   You now have glue that won't spill and get everywhere!

Use an old muffin tin as a pallet for kids while they paint.   It's perfect for mixing and using a homemade paint recipe.

Keep track of ribbon with a “holey” container.

Don't have stamps?   Check your pantry.   Use a potato as a stamp.  

Make your own paintbrushes using clothespins – lots of ideas over at Babble, Dabble Do.

Transform a mason jar with a Salt Lid.   It's perfect for glitter, sequins and other little crafting bits of bling.

 

Feature art work near where they work.     Have a craft table on your kids level and craft supplies nearby.

Go Clear.   Make supplies easy to search for with transparent tubs.

Portable Art Bucket.   Use a tool apron around a paint bucket.   Easy to bring where needed.

Create a one-stop stop for art supplies.   This mom uses a deep metal bucket.   It is pretty enough to leave on the table and I love how she uses cans inside to organize the items.

 

 

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Like this list of “hacks”??   I bet you'll enjoy one of our other collections:

Time Saving Kitchen Tips Snack Hacks for Moms
18 Hacks for the House

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Paper Plate Clowns

Personally, I find clowns a wee bit creepy, but my children love them. Oh, how clowns make them laugh! We recently had the treat of enjoying a local clown show at the library. Back at home, my kids acted out every skit, trick, and joke they saw from the show earlier that day. Needing some down time (and a break from my kids' clowning around) I hauled out the craft supplies so we could make Paper Plates Clowns.

Paper Plate Clowns

This paper plate clown is a cute and easy craft for circus themed birthday parties or for celebrating a clown show. Perfect for preschoolers, this craft also reinforces basic shapes and is great for developing fine-motor skills.

You will need:

White paper plates Construction paper Glue sticks and tape Wiggly eyes Pom poms Markers Scissors

After gathering supplies, trace your child's hands on a sheet of construction paper. Invite them to cut out their hands with scissors, as they will become the clown's hair.

Cut out a large triangle for the clown's hat and smaller triangles for around the clown's eyes.

Glue the wiggly eyes, pom poms, hair, hat, and eye triangles to the paper plate. Cut out a large red mouth from construction paper and invite your child to draw a line in the middle of it. Glue it in place for the clown's mouth.

RELATED: Paint Sticks Clown Puppets

When the paper plate clown is dry, hang it up or invite your child to play with it. Children could also decorate the clown's hat with markers, stickers, or additional pom poms.

Optional: Glue a wide craft stick to the back so the paper plate clown can be used as a mask.

This craft is wild, wacky, and perfect for kids! Where do you stand on clowns…creepy or cute?

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Video of LDS Missionaries Speaking 50+ Languages

LDS Missionaries gain impressive language skills on their mission. Watch this video to hear returned missionaries speaking more than 50 foreign languages.

Related Scriptures:

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations.” (Matthew 24:14)

“For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language.” (Doctrine and Covenants 90:11)

*READ: 12 Ways to Master Your Mission Language.

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DIY Cinnamon Sugar

Our homemade Cinnamon Sugar is delicious sprinkled over buttered toast, fruit, warm apples and oats, or cereal. Many grocery stores sell it, but making it at home is easy, frugal, and fun. Here's what to do!

Of course you will only need two ingredients--cinnamon and sugar! This recipe is simple enough for kids to make independently, making it perfect for busy moms.

DIY Cinnamon Sugar

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar 2 TBSP cinnamon

Blend the cinnamon and sugar in a medium sized bowl.

Mix well, then pour into a shaker jar.

Cinnamon sugar toast, orange juice, and fresh fruit is an easy breakfast or snack for busy families!

Cinnamon Sugar will store indefinitely. If your shaker jar does not have a cap, simple wrap a small piece of plastic wrap over it.

Variation: Use Vanilla Sugar for rich flavor!

Love this simple recipe?

Then you'll want to check out these ones:

Breakfast Balls
Homemade Granola
Breakfast Cookies
Waffle Sandwiches

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4 Kid-Friendly Day Trips From Baton Rouge

When you want to just get away and do something new but don’t want to break the budget, a road trip is the perfect choice! Gas prices are low and adventure is near. We’ve put together 4 AMAZING day trips that the whole family will enjoy — each just a quick drive from Baton Rouge. […]

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Make a Lap Belt – a DIY Sensory Tool

Are you looking for solutions for sensory challenges that our kids face?

Two of the Kids Activity Blog writers have kids with sensory processing difficulties.  As part of a mini-series, we are sharing some sensory aids that we have made and/or use regularly to help our families.

This is a weighted lap belt.  It is perfect for kids who are constantly jiggling their legs.  You know the kiddo, it’s like he has ants in his pants?

All. the. time?

Our diy toy snake can help!  This post contains affiliate links that support Kids Activities Blog.

How to make a Homemade Rice Snake

Supplies Needed:

Clean Sock – try to get a super long one.  We are using a knee-high tube sock.  My kids love the fuzzy texture. Rice – we used 8 cups of rice.  A LOT!  The amount you will use depends on the size of your sock. Needle and thread. Essential oils.  We suggest using an oil or blend that is calming to your child like Unwind.


Fill the sock with the rice.  We poured our rice into a large mason jar, then pulled the sock over the edge – no spills!

Darn the top of the sock closed.  And then sew it one more time.  You want to make sure that it is fidget proof.  My kiddo likes to pick at the top of his sock snake.  This is also why we don’t have button eyes on our snake.  He would pick at that and holes would develop.  Give your kids less to pick at.

To use:  Add drops of essential oils onto the snake.  For kids who need a little extra to quiet the fidgets, add more drops of lavender.  For kids who get irritable, try a relaxing blend.

Why Weighted Sensory Aids Work:

When your kids have a weight on their legs they are less likely to bounce them and the constant pressure/kinetic stimulation helps them focus their other senses – like their vision, so they can read for longer periods of time.

Perk:  The sock can also double as a heating pad.  Just put it in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time until it is the temperature you desire.  It feels marvelous around your neck if you have tension.

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Fall Fashion for Moms

Did you feel that? I think the temperature dropped about 4 degrees. Either way, it was enough for me to pull out boots and start dreaming about pumpkin spiced everything. It also made me realize that my Fall wardrobe needs help, so I enlisted the help of my fashion forward friend, Instagram boutique owner, and all around […]

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Wisconsin State Journal only employs white people

I’m embarrassed that I’m so late to the party on this issue. I learned this yesterday and promptly felt like puking: “..the Wisconsin State Journal, the newspaper that proudly proclaims itself “Madison’s largest reporting team,” the second-largest newspaper in the state and the newspaper of record for our entire region, is an all-white newspaper.” SOURCE: more »

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The backlash on Bernie Sanders begins!

Despite the fact that this [barely functioning] blog has tried to be Wisconsin-centric, I’m going to try to do some more posts to help people keep up on Bernie Sanders news. —————————————————-   It appears that the establishment and its candidates have decided to quit dismissing Bernie Sanders and start attacking Bernie Sanders. The guy more »

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Walker goes full Forrest Gump, says Canadian border wall is “legitimate issue for us to look at”

Update: Readers who hunger for more mockery of Scott Walker should check out the #CanadaWall tag on twitter. ————————————– Today on Meet the Press, Scott Walker said that a border wall between the United States and Canada is “a legitimate issue for us to look at”. I expect his campaign will tomorrow release a “clarifying” more »

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Scott Walker flip flops on birthright citizenship. Blames tiredness.

"Scott Walker said he accidentally took a position on [citizenship] because he was 'tired'" https://t.co/BBMDYMZQJo pic.twitter.com/vqBv0rSU8b — Billmon (@billmon1) August 21, 2015 At the Iowa state fair, Walker was for elimination of birthright citizenship. By Friday he had “no position” on it. “I’m not taking a position one way or the other,” Walker said in an more »

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