Dance FAQ’s

May 25, 2015 by  
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Karli answers some questions that she frequently gets asked about dance. And we share an amazing gift we got from one of our viewers!

Super Cool Club Penguin House

May 24, 2015 by  
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Karli shares her Club Penguin house and all of her Puffles with you. Kohls haul and organizing shoes too!

Getting ready for girls night out

May 23, 2015 by  
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Karli and her friend Madi were going to do the Try not to Laugh Challenge and that was a fail. Then they were going to swim, but the water was too cold. Instead we went out to dinner to Olive Garden and did some shopping. Nice to spend time with friends!

My Dancewear Collection

May 22, 2015 by  
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Karli Reese shares everything she has in her dance clothes collection; sports bras, leggings, tops, and shorts. She gets most of her clothes from Dancewear Solutions and Discount Dance Supply (both online) and she just got some things from Kohls and Aeropostale this year!
Dance Clothes Haul – https://youtu.be/1l9m39Pna4g
Get Ready with Me – Dance Edition – https://youtu.be/HXuMV7UTBh0
Dance Recital Hair & Makeup – https://youtu.be/UT-j0rGlaqM

Would You Rather…

May 21, 2015 by  
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Family vlog… Who did you want to win Survivor?

Autism and wandering and AngelSense

May 21, 2015 by  
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I shared this story several years ago but wanted to share it again because it’s such an important issue and because I’m working with AngelSense to help keep kids with autism safe.

One of my closest friends has two boys with autism. I have watched her unload them from her vehicle, clinging to one while holding her leg across her van door to keep the other from escaping. If she doesn’t move quickly they will be off to whatever catches their twinkling eyes, undoubtedly in different directions.

On Sunday, her beautiful five year old boy followed his curious eyes right out of their home and past the garage door. She and her husband were both home but it only takes a second. That second when one of you knows the other is playing with your son and the other knows that you are feeding him lunch and he is in neither place. By the time the police arrived she was frantic. A neighbor had offered to look for him and her husband was searching as well. Officers spotted her son nearing a busy road but they did not approach him, for fear of his reaction. He weighs all of forty pounds, was barefoot and balancing his prized beanie babies but a police officer was scared off by the word autism.

My friend’s neighbor got to her son first, she comforted him until she could pass him safely to his mom. Today they are ordering alarms for their doors and combing through reviews for safety locks and introducing their boys to every person in the neighborhood while they try to shake off the could have been‘s.

This little boy walked/ran through a neighborhood full of adults, headed for something that caught his eye or a place he couldn’t quite communicate and no one stopped him. No one went out of their way to pause for a barefoot little guy running past with beanie babies in hand. The police didn’t help, only a kind-hearted neighbor came to their aide.

autism and eloping

Maybe we do need more autism awareness. Maybe we need better training and more communication and affordable tracking devices and plans to make sure that everyone, EVERY.ONE. understands how autism can affect a family. It may not be your child but it is one in every 68 children so it IS your neighbor’s child, your daughter’s schoolmate, the boy on your son’s soccer team. It takes a village. An understanding, empathetic village who doesn’t mind taking a step out of their comfort zone to make sure one little boy doesn’t take so many steps past his own.

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To help prevent wandering and give parents peace of mind, AngelSense has created an amazing GPS tracking device for kids with autism. The device can be worn on clothing and will alert you as your child’s location changes. Created by parents of children with autism, AngelSense is one of the most comprehensive tracking devices I’ve seen.

AngelSense to track children with autism

Since Ashlyn has long since grown out of her running days, I was not able to review the product but love this comprehensive review done by Autism Daddy. I’m thrilled to be able to give away one AngelSense kit and one full year of service.

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Warheads Challenge – Take Two

May 20, 2015 by  
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This time Andrew, Chase and his friend Billy take on the WarHeads Challenge! Watch our original version from 2 years ago here – https://youtu.be/lwVThpPyUfA

Hot Tamales Challenge

May 19, 2015 by  
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Boys verses girls in the HOT TAMALE CHALLENGE!! How many hot tamales can you hold in your mouth and for how long?

Boys like to blow stuff up

May 18, 2015 by  
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Ken decided it was Science Experiment Day! We show you what happens to Ivory Soap when you put it in the microwave and how to blow up a plastic bottle with toilet cleaner and aluminum foil. Kids be sure to have your Parent’s Supervision if you want to try these at home. Especially the plastic bottle one…you can burn yourself severely!!

Worst Arrow Shooter Ever

May 17, 2015 by  
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Karli would definitely lose if she was in the Hunger Games! She had been wanting this Rebel Agent Bow for a long time. Her friend Emily stayed the night and they were up to no good! Karli’s Amazon store – http://astore.amazon.com/ourfamnes-20

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