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Life in General parenting

When I married him I thought he was just outgoing pt 2

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 […]

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parenting raising a boy sensory processing disorder

This is about “Breaking” the parenting mold, isn’t it?

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 […]

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parenting raising a boy sensory processing disorder

What we’ve got here is a failure to modulate.

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.   […]

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allergies and eczema asthma How the Environment is Toxifying our kids parenting

So You Want Your Kids to Smell Purty 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, […]

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Life in General parenting

100 Ways to Be Kind to Your Child

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 […]

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homeschool parenting raising a boy sensory processing disorder

The Social Experiment Part One

I feel like Isaiah is a social experiment.  Well, I don’t just feel like it.  It is almost intentional.   The fact is, I completely shelter him from outside influences.  There is no pop culture in his life.  No TV, no movies (post 1970), no pop music (post 1990), no video games.  We are living in […]

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allergies and eczema asthma parenting

Making the tough decisions

Isaiah with his best kitty Cisco, before we found out he was allergic to cats and had to find new homes for all 4 of our cats. So the thing about allergies, both food and environmental, and asthma, is in order to help your child get through them it most likely means making a lot […]