I'm at the end of the bed watching Isaiah. He is covered in towels, laying on towels, sleeping fitfully. I have my timer in my hand and I am counting his breaths. At 5am this morning he woke feeling "yucky" and coughing that ugly barking cough. I rolled over and grabbed his inhaler. At 6am … Continue reading Counting Breaths
Living Outside the Box You may think I’m a contradiction. I listen to the Grateful Dead, I buy only organic when I can, I vote conservative. I don’t wear makeup, I buy expensive shampoo, I owned a Bugaboo and I buy most of my clothes at Target. I read my bible everyday, old and new … Continue reading On the outside I’m a hippie freakshow, on the inside…About Jen Kehl
So I'm sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing - although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people's work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with … Continue reading Who Are You Calling Special?
I woke up this morning with a tightness in my chest, my head throbbing. I didn't have to guess at the cause, I knew it. All night Isaiah had been tossing and turning, and in those few moments when he was motionless I would put my hand on his chest to make sure he was … Continue reading Making the Decision to Possibly Harm Your Child in Order to Help Him
So I'm sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing - although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people's work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with … Continue reading I’m Always Confounding Things
"Let us put men and women together, and see which one is smarter. Some say men, but I say No! Women got the men like a puppet show." ~ Harry Belafonte Here is something I have learned since becoming a wife and a mom. I, as the woman, am the keeper of all knowledge. I … Continue reading Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Once upon a time I wrote this blog. I wrote this blog under the guise of wanting to help parents of children with special needs. Most specifically sensory processing disorder, but also tic disorders, severe food allergies, environmental allergies and asthma. I also included spectrum disorders, because "They" were trying to place my child there. I … Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder Can Be Funny Too
How do you help your child feel safe when you are scared? I had a lot of time to think about that today as we experienced our second anaphylactic reaction to allergy shots in less than two months. If you read my post Would you know anaphylactic shock if you saw it? you would know … Continue reading You are safe even when I am scared
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?
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