Category Archives: My Family & The Trip Clip

Family Chore Chart

Every summer I try a new chores system for our family – some with more success than others! Here is this year’s: My kids are 13 and 17 now, and I find that each year they need a new system … Continue reading

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Healthy Snack Ideas

We are trying to eat healthier at our house (who isn’t, right?) which means some of my kids’ standard snacks aren’t meeting the bar. One of my kids likes Cheez-its, goldfish, or saltines as his snack. The other likes a … Continue reading

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Exercise Tracker

I suffer from migraines – lots of them, unfortunately.  10-12 a month. I talked to my doctor about medications, and while I was researching her suggestion, I read a study that showed exercising for 40 minutes 3 times/week was as … Continue reading

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Free Printable: Ski Packing List

My son is lucky enough to get to do a ski program through our local school – one of the great things about the Pacific Northwest is that we live close to both mountains and the ocean! The first year … Continue reading

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Free Printable: Instead Of ‘How Was Your Day?’

Sometimes trying to get information from your kids about how their school day was is like pulling teeth. If I ask “How was your day?” I am almost guaranteed to get the response: “Fine”. I learned early on to bypass … Continue reading

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Summer Chores

This summer we are trying a new chore system at our house for our kids who are 11 and 15.  We like to use the summers to introduce our kids to new chores. During the school year it can feel … Continue reading

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Week 36: Nutrition Lessons with a Lunch Packing Checklist

Week 36: Nutrition Lessons with a Lunch Packing Checklist Having kids participate in packing their own lunch offers some great life skills lessons. But it can also be great for teaching nutrition! We talk about a lot about healthy eating … Continue reading

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Employment For All Advocacy Day is March 2nd

March 2nd is Employment For All Advocacy Day in Washington State, and today The Trip Clip hired a supported employee!  I hired my niece, who has autism, to do some image editing for The Trip Clip. Gaby was extremely focused … Continue reading

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A Healthy Lunch: Packed by a Kid!

Imagine a world where your child packs a healthy lunch every morning all by themselves while you sip your coffee and congratulate yourself for your awesome parenting success. This dream can be your reality.  Seriously.  It happened at my house. … Continue reading

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Halloween Wordsearch

Holiday themed activities can offer some great learning opportunities. I used The Trip Clip to create this customized word search for my son’s 2nd grade Halloween Party. Lots of fun Halloween-themed words to find, along with a few words they’ll … Continue reading

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