Yesterday I would have said yes, unequivocally. My son has been anaphylactic (meaning life threatening reaction) to so many foods since he was 9 months old, that I made it my business to be on top of it. We never go anywhere without Benadryl and epi-pens, however up until this time we've never had to … Continue reading Would you know a serious allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock if you saw it?
The only thing I dislike more than waking up at 6am is taking a shower at 6:05. I know, some of you will say, "oh, but that's what wakes me up!" or "it feels so great!" or whatever you shower people say. Yes, I admit it. I am not a fan of showers. I comply … Continue reading The Itsy Bitsy Spider
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
So one of the ways he uses his gift to understand people is to teach. We'll get back as to how and why my husband became a certified tennis pro at 52 (by 2 organizations with multiple specialties). Anyway, my husband is an amazing teacher. Did I mention that he is always happy? That he … Continue reading When I married him I thought he was just outgoing pt 2
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.
So, I have this husband, and you know, he's really awesome. He's nice to everyone. Literally. Even me. He's so nice to everyone, you might say he's too nice. Here's an example, one time he gave this complete stranger, a women, his phone number, she was clearly kind of "off". He thought she seemed "nice", … Continue reading The Lighter Side – When I married him I thought he was just driven. Part 1
As I sit here researching my next post on kids and chemical exposure I just can't help but feel a little overwhelmed. The shear wealth of information out there on the damage so many chemicals do to us, and our children is mind-boggling. But what's even worse is the extent to which we, as Americans, … Continue reading So You Want Your Kids to Smell Purty part 1
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?
I am reposting this from a blog I love! This is a great blog full of fun and creative information, but it was this specific post that sucked me in. I if you can remember just to do one or two of these a day, you will be amazed at the changes it will make … Continue reading 100 Ways to Be Kind to Your Child