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.
It's 11:00 am, our homeschooling day has not yet begun. Why? Husband can't find my tripod. I'm not sure he really needs it, but when he gets an idea in his head, well, that pretty much takes over the day. And now - it's a treasure hunt. For a boy who gets to spend too … Continue reading A wasted day or a worth it day?
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!
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.
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?