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Baby, baby, baby!

Posted by schedulesam on February 26, 2010 at 9:04 PM Comments comments (32)

Don't know why I take so long to write!  

The Infant and Early Childhood Conference is quickly approaching again this year, and unfortunately I won't be able to be there this year!  But I do have a good excuse...

We will be having our 3rd child, a girl this time, at the end of  March!!!  We are very excited, but this does mean that I won't be attending IECC this year or be doing a whole lot of marketing for awhile.  I will still be taking orders, though, so feel free to contact me!  I will plan on being back at IECC next year!

Thanks for your patience and I'll post pics of our daughter when she arrives!  :-)

Post conference...

Posted by schedulesam on June 3, 2009 at 11:57 PM Comments comments (0)

After an extremely busy May, I just wanted to say how much fun I had meeting so many new people at both the Just Between Friends sale and the Infant and Early Childhood Conference in Tacoma!  There was such a great response and so much encouragement!  I absolutely love what I do as I share about my boys and hear amazing stories from families who continue to live in the trenches!  One Mom's story about her severely disabled son and her typically developing daughter continues to play out in my mind and I continue to pray for her off and on.


At the IECC, I so loved seeing familiar faces and seeing so much excitement as you stopped by to visit and even passed along some great advice!  I'll be developing some new products soon, but I'm currently working on a velcro grocery list that your child can use to take part in the shopping "adventure"!  I'm planning on trying it out on Sam and Isaiah, as taking them to shop for groceries is completely draining for me.  Hopefully this will keep them with me, and help them remain relatively calm as we race through the aisles together...


Thanks again for the great responses at these events and check out my new special for June!!!  Anyone else worried about the change in schedule for their kids after school's out???  :-)



Upcoming Events...

Posted by schedulesam on April 17, 2009 at 1:32 PM Comments comments (0)

I have two upcoming events that are "upcoming" very fast!!!  On May 2nd and 3rd, I will be taking place in the "Just Between Friends" consignment sale in Renton, where I will have a booth available to talk and meet with families coming to shop!  I went last year as a shopper and found incredible deals!  Come and check it out!

I will also be at the Infant and Early Childhood Conference again this year on May 7 & 8. ( )   It has moved from Bellevue to the Tacoma Convention Center. I am so excited to take part in this again and hope to see some familiar faces from last year!  I love these chances to talk to families and hear their incredible stories. 

I just lowered a couple of my prices to help make them more accessible to everyone and plan to offer a special of $35 for the Daily Schedule at both of these events, if they're ordered and purchased from my booth.  So... great time to stop by and visit me!

Hope to see you soon!

Cori  :-)

New Morning Routine

Posted by schedulesam on October 23, 2008 at 5:39 PM Comments comments (2)

My son, Sam, and I have been struggling with our morning routine since school started.  He has lots of trouble getting up (me too!) and staying on task in order to get to his 2nd grade class on time.  So I created a new "Morning Routine" velcro chart to help us both, so we don't start our days arguing and stressed!  It lists the activities he has to do in the "To Do / Done" format, like the "Getting Ready to Go" chart.  After he completes each activity (starting with "Get out of bed"!), he moves that tag to the done spot.  When I showed it to him, he said he was excited to do the "To Do / Done" chart again!  I was thrilled because he hadn't used the "Getting Ready to Go" for 2 years.  So we started setting his alarm for him to get himself up (independence!), and if he completes all his activities within his time limit, for 5 days, I'll treat him to a donut for breakfast the next day!  We've been doing it for 2 weeks now and so far, so good!  Big difference!

It reminds me of this last summer, when I started doing his Daily Schedule again for each day.  I couldn't believe the change in him!  He was so much calmer, happier, more controlled!  It hurt me to realize how difficult school can be for him, but also relieved to know that I'd found a way to help him!


We moved!!!

Posted by schedulesam on October 23, 2008 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

If you have our previous address from the business card, please disregard it!  We moved last weekend and will have new business cards made up soon.  If you'd like to mail me an order, please address it to...

12245 SE 56th St.  #302

Bellevue, WA  98006


Show and Tell

Posted by schedulesam on September 16, 2008 at 4:33 PM Comments comments (0)
Yesterday was my son Sam's first day of school (teacher strike!).  His homework for today was to bring something to show everyone that represented what he did this summer.   I was pretty surprised to hear he wanted to bring his picture tags from his reward chart!  He can get pretty obsessive about the xbox, so we let him earn "superheroes" (tag w/ picture of a boy dressed as a superhero) in order to play.  He can earn them through helping us out, helping his brother, doing something nice for someone else, doing something the FIRST time we ask, etc.  You get the picture!  Anyways, he has to earn 10 "superheroes" and then he can play the xbox for a couple hours!  It usually works out to about once a week, and gives him something to work toward.  I thought it was so cool that he chose those picture tags to bring, instead of any vacation momento, new toy, pictures of events...  Isn't it great when something actually works like it's supposed to???  :-)

IECC Update!

Posted by schedulesam on June 7, 2008 at 9:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, I've been wanting to write for quite awhile now, but haven't gotten a chance!  I had an absolute blast at the conference!  I SO enjoyed meeting all of you!  It was such an exciting atmosphere being around so many people who love kids and are actively investing in their lives!  I hope to get a couple conference pics up soon as well.  But... after many great new ideas from y'all  :-)  I've put a few new products up on the website!  Check out the new Preschool Classroom Schedule, the Song Choice Chart, and the Step By Step Going Potty strip!  Thanks for the ideas and keep 'em coming!  I've been busy filling orders and would love it if you can email me how S.A.M. has helped your family, client, or school!  Thanks!


P.S.  Where's our sunshine???

Infant and Early Childhood Conference

Posted by schedulesam on April 21, 2008 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

My first conference is coming up quickly!!!  I will be an exhibitor at the Infant and Early Childhood Conference on May 8th and 9th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.  The website address is if you'd like to check it out.  I've copied this from the website:

Conference Goals:

  • Challenge thinking about diversity and disability; 
  • Increase family and provider effectiveness through new skills, strategies and ideas for providing high quality services; 
  • Enhance understanding of the unique strengths and needs of each family; 
  • Foster partnerships across families, disciplines, agencies and funders to provide coordinated services in local communities; 
  • Promote networking and coalition building around early childhood issues; 
  • Enhance the lives of families and their children through the use of information and technology; and 
  • Promote the mutual understanding of the contributions families and providers bring to the lives of young children.

  It is so exciting to be a part of this!  Come and visit me!!!


Posted by schedulesam on March 13, 2008 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)
I'm so excited about the launch of Schedules And More!  It's incredible to look back and trace the journey!  Little did I know, way back when, as I struggled incredibly to create some sort of structure in our family's life, that it would lead here.  I'm really enjoying the privilege of working alongside families, sharing common experiences, and working towards positive change.  Thanks!