Spring Cleaning...

to clean, or not to clean

Is spring cleaning on your "to do" list? The best way to simplify any cleaning is to stay clutter-free which creates the appearance of clean and makes cleaning easier when you finally do get to it. Motivation, proper cleaning products, professional cleaning techniques, and a helpful home will simplify your spring cleaning. Learn more spring cleaning tips our featured article by Barbara Tako.

Barbara Tako is a clutter clearing motivational speaker and author of Clutter Clearing Choices: Clear Clutter, Organize Your Home, & Reclaim Your Life (O Books, 2010), a seasonally organized book of clutter clearing tips that readers can pick and choose from to fit their personal style and needs. Sign up for her free monthly clutter clearing tips newsletter at http://www.clutterclearingchoices.com.

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Will your child be ready for kindergarten this fall?

The Getting Reading for Kindergarten calendar offers parents, caregivers and teachers easy, enjoyable learning activities that fit into daily routines and promote quality time together.

  • Daily learning activities that use materials in your home at little or no cost.

  • Monthly topics focused on different kindergarten readiness themes with additional resources for parents.

  • Detailed, developmental checklist based on content from the MN Department of Education standards to track child’s physical, social-emotional, language and cognitive development.

  • Bright illustrations by renowned author and illustrator Nancy Carlson

Order your calendar today at www.kindergartencalendar.org

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Mondays with Mom Enough

Parenting Siblings of Children with Special Needs: A Conversation with Experts from St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development

When parents have a child with special needs, they often find that much of their time and energy goes into caring and advocating for that child. And they often experience a wide range of emotions about the daily challenges, hopes and uncertain future for their child. But what about siblings of a child with special needs? Wht are the common emotional challenges for them? And what are the possible benefits of living with – and learning from – a sibling with special needs? In this Mom Enough show, Lori Brown-De Alba and Angie Bellefeuille from SDC bring years of experience working with children with special needs and their parents and siblings, offering practical tips and helpful resources for parents and other caring adults.

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