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The Commotion You Know

  Isaiah’s tennis teacher is a saint. He specializes in teaching 4-8 year olds tennis. Enough said. As the mother of an 8-year-old I can personally vouch for how difficult that must be. Oh wait – I forget we are assuming that child is typical. But my child is not typical, and this class includes […]

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Don’t Mind My Son He’s Just Got OCD

Little girl in Isaiah’s archery class, I know you’re too young to understand. I wish I could explain to you that it’s his OCD that makes him move your arrows from the first orange cone to the second. You see the very first time he came to this class that’s how the arrows were set […]

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If Anyone Doesn’t Know What I’m Doing This Summer Then They Have Not Been Paying Attention

Hey, did you know that I’m going to Hilton Head, South Carolina in June? Oh no? Well then WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Already one of my Finish the Sentence Friday’s was all about it, In My Mind I’m Going to Carolina. And then there was this week’s Twisted MixTape: Summer Vacation. So what to do […]

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How A Day in The Park Turned Into a Nightmare

It was the perfect day here in the suburbs of Chicago. We live in a beeeautiful area not far from the lake halfway between Chicago and the Wisconsin border. I decided to take my son and my niece to one of our favorite forest preserves. We love this one because it has easy trails; essential […]

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Seeing my world through the eyes of Instagram

Well, I was going to link up something else, but was so inspired by Rachel’s post at Finding Joy for Friday Favorite Things,  I decided to create my own   Just like Rachel @Finding Joy I love Instagram.  As I have mentioned before I am a frustrated photographer.  Frustrated because I was raised by a photographer […]

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The Competition is on! Bobbing for Apples

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 […]

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Rainy day balance game

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.  […]

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and just when you thought you were done dealing with the sensory stuff….

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 […]

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Pockets Acorns Rocks and Leaves

Does anyone else have pockets (or purses) filled with acorns, rocks and leaves?  Mine are.  The leaves don’t usually make it.  It’s often a day or two before I discover them and move them to their new home, the nature table. As I emptied my pockets today, I had a moment.  Being true to what […]