That's him, that's my son, the one swinging from the loft on a swing made of home-made rope. I read a Facebook post the other day, one in which a mother was concerned about her stepson's rambunctious playing style. He's 5, and she has younger girls. I understand, I do. I am the mother of … Continue reading I’m just a girl, parenting a boy.
Today was a triumph. Well for us anyway. I would say at this point (Isaiah is 7 now) he probably eats a better variety of food than most kids his age. Rarely balking at a vegetable, or a food combination, often asking to try something new. Yet there's a difference. The average child could have … Continue reading It’s still a triumph
We had the best Halloween party ever over the weekend. My friends said it was like a Pinterest Halloween party. That made me smile. I like Pinterest, but I'm not an addict 🙂 We had a lot of fun......But without further ado, I want to show you the piece de resistance; The stars starting slow … Continue reading The Competition is on! Bobbing for Apples
I just want you to know that your kids are awesome. They are the most well-behaved, kind kids. They were helpful and fun! I enjoy every minute I spend with them. So just remember that when you are frustrated. They are perfect. I wrote that note to a girlfriend this morning. I started to cry … Continue reading Please don’t forget, your children are Extraordinary!
So, I got this idea from a post I saw on pinterest about making a spiderweb puzzle to walk and challenge your kids, and as a plus I knew it would help sensory issues, like sensory processing disorder and sensory integration disorder. For any kid it was perfect for our gloomy and damp midwest fall. … Continue reading Rainy day balance game
So, I often tell people who I started this blog as a way to help parents deal with the many health issues that children deal with and seem to come along with, sensory processing disorder. When they ask me about my son I say, "Well we are pretty much past it now, we caught it … Continue reading and just when you thought you were done dealing with the sensory stuff….
I don't know how many of you know about Waldorf education. Until three years ago, I had an idea. But it seemed oddly more like being a Jehovah's Witness in my mind. Well I couldn't have been more wrong. Making the choice to home school my son was not an easy one in light of … Continue reading How Bringing Waldorf Into Your Home Can Help Your Sensory Child Part 1 Rhythm
It's been a while since I've posted. And I'm sorry about that. I've been on sort of a mental sabbatical. And when I say mental, I truly mean that I believe my senses have been dangerously close to leaving me. It's amazing how easily you can forget who you are. Especially when the pressure is … Continue reading This is about “Breaking” the parenting mold, isn’t it?
Sorry, I Just couldn't resist. So, you may have a sensory kid, you may not. But all of us have seen a failure to modulate whether our kids are typical or unique. Modulation is your child's ability to control, in this instance, volume. I often joke that my son is missing his volume control knob. … Continue reading What we’ve got here is a failure to modulate.
Everyone wants to know why. Why was my kid born with sensory stuff. Why is my kid allergic to every food on the planet. Why does my kid have ADD, horrible eczema, hyperactivity? Why, why, why? I'm not a doctor, and I'm only a research scientist in my own mind. But I've got a hypothesis … Continue reading Did Plastic give your kid ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Allergies, etc?