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Great Gifts for Kids with Special Needs

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The following gifts are a few great ideas for any special needs child. Check out the FULL LIST at THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Be Amazing Insta-Snow Jar, Makes 2 Gallons

  • What’s not to love? Insta-Snow turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow. No stirring, no mixing, tons of science fun.
  • Absorbs up to 100 times it’s weight in water and fluffs up to way over 2 gallons.
  • This educational toy includes an activity guide that explains the science behind the faux snow. Non-toxic and fully safety tested.
  • What is S.T.E.M.? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, which constitutes many of the areas educators look to cover for science based activities. We are proud to say that his kit has a strong focus on STEM.
  • Steve Spangler’s Insta-Snow powder is the first and original instant snow polymer that actually erupts. No stirring required. Just add water and watch it erupt into snow in seconds. Don’t settle for imitation snow that results in a slushy mess. Get the original artificial snow that has appeared on dozens of TV shows and movies! Perfect for science activities, parties & decorating.
  • Who is Be Amazing! Toys? – Be Amazing! Toys is a science toy company that is dedicated to creating fun, whimsical, science based activities to get kids excited about learning. Our goal at Be Amazing! Toys is to make every child a hero as he or she discovers the wonders of the world around them and the joys of creative play. Children doing our activities are often overcome by contagious smiles and lots of “Oohs and Aahs.”
  • What’s Included: Plastic Jar with 100 grams of the original Insta-Snow Powder, Activity Guide with the science behind this amazing science activity.

Kinetic Sand – Beach Sand

  • The only sand compound made from real beach sand!
  • Beach Sand feels like wet sand, but leaves your hands completely dry.
  • It never dries out and it’s easy to clean up.
  • Kinetic Sand is for ages 3+.

RoseArt Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint (2 Count), Neon Green/Yellow

  • 2 fun colors-use them individually or even mix them together for a whole new color!
  • 2 foam brushes-your magic wand to paint your masterpieces
  • A stir stick to easily mix water with the powder and create the paint
  • It easily washes away with water
  • Certified non-toxic

Easy To Hold Toddler Crayons, Stackable and Non-Toxic, Primary Color Set

  • Made of certified non-toxic wax; each box contains 12 colors
  • Individual crayon size: 1.3 x 2.2″
  • Strong and easy to hold for little hands
  • Stackable and stain-free
  • Recommended for kids ages 2 years old above

Stretch Armstrong Action Figure

  • The original Stretch Armstrong returns!
  • Grab hold and stretch his arms, legs and torso up to four times his original size
  • You can stretch him and tie him in knots, he will always go back to his original shape!
  • Approximately 12″ tall, Dimensions: 12 inches H x 6.25 inches;Weight: 3.031 pounds
  • The Stretch Armstrong toy is for Ages 5+

Stretch Armstrong Mini Stretch Octopus Green

  • New 7inch stretchable action figure.
  • Octopus can stretch up to 6 x? S his original size.
  • Grab hold of his 8 legs. Release and octopus retracts back to his normal size and shape.
  • 3 colours available. Red, green and blue.
  • Ages 5 years+.

Tosy AFO – Alien’s Flying Object – Flash Flyer Magic Disc, Flies Back Like a Boomerang, Lights Up, Countless Play Styles, Color may Vary (Red, Blue, Green, Orange)

  • Super Boomerang Action: Just pull on the cord and watch it fly.
  • High Flying, Far Soaring, Watch it fly 50 feet in the air. Enjoy hours of fun at the park, while you camp, or in your backyard.
  • LED lights on the disc makes it cool to fly at night!
  • This flying disc toy is built with a Durable Structure and made to last.
  • Bright and vibrant colors, For kids or adults 5 and older

(Hear more about great gift ideas for special needs children at 10:31 minutes into the show podcast below.)

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The Holiday Tipping Guide

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The following comes from LEARNVEST


For Those Who Help With Your Home

Housekeepers: Up to the cost of one cleaning. If a head cleaner uses a team, consider tipping the teammates individually.

Trash Collectors: If there are no local restrictions on tipping public-service employees, give $10 to $25 per person.

Lawn Maintenance/Landscaper: $20 to $50

Pool Service: Equivalent of one week’s service

Apartment Superintendent: $20 to $80. You can give more if you think he or she has done a stellar job this year.

Doorman: $20 to $100. Whatever you give, consider giving each doorman the same amount to be fair.

Parking or Garage Attendants: $10 to $50

Handymen, Exterminators, other Home-Service Providers: $20 to $100


For Those Who Take Care of Your Loved Ones

Day Care Teacher: $20 to $70, plus a small gift from your child.

School Teachers: Small gift or gift card. Avoid cash, in favor of contributing to a class gift or gift certificate. Don’t forget to gift the teacher’s aide or paraprofessional.

Principal, School Nurse, School Secretary: Small gift or card.

Bus Driver, Lunch Aide: $25

Babysitter: An evening’s pay, plus a small gift from your child.

Nanny: One week’s to one month’s pay, plus a small gift from your child.

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker/Groomer: A cash gift equivalent to one service.


For Those Who Drop Off Your Packages

U.S. Mail Carrier: Per federal regulations, you can only give them a gift worth $20 or less.

UPS/FedEx Delivery Person: $20 to $25, or a small gift. FedEx drivers are allowed to receive tips and gifts under $75. While UPS prefers drivers to receive gifts, it leaves it up to the customer’s discretion.

Newspaper Delivery Person: $10 to $30


For Those Who Help With Your Self Care

Hair Stylist: $50 to $100, or a tip or gift card equivalent to one visit. With personal care, a tip should be based on the frequency with which you see a particular professional — consider giving a higher tip to a hair stylist or other professional you see every four to eight weeks.

Nail Technician: $25 to $50, or a small gift.

Personal Trainer: Up to the cost of one session.

Masseuse: Up to the cost of one session, or a small gift.


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LISTEN: The 2nd Best Christmas Decorations

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The difference between the front-runners in Murphy and Jodi’s neighborhood is so great, drastic measures must be taken.

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Prince Harry Has Asked Prince William to Be His Best Man

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My favorite story this week keeps getting sweeter!   -Jodi

Jodi shares this Hollywood Outsider at 13:50 minutes into the show podcast below.


According to US

“Harry has several close guy friends, but there’s no way he would ask anyone but William to take on the top job,” the source tells Us about Harry’s upcoming nuptials, which royal palace officials confirmed will take place at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel in May 2018.

Another source confirms to Us that William and Kate Middleton’s kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will have roles during Harry and Markle’s big day. The source adds Markle’s friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney‘s daughter, Ivy, will also be included.


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PODCAST: Jodi’s Take On The Matt Lauer Scandal

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Jodi is back and has A LOT to say about Matt Lauer getting fired…..and sexual harassment at work.

(We promise this is still a family, friendly podcast).

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