Sensory Processing Disorder

Parenting A Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorder affects my oldest son, all the time. It’s here every day, day in and day out, making my son uncomfortable in his own body, and unable to tolerate so many things that I just take for granted. Temple Grandin, speaks candidly about the sensory issues that accompany her autism diagnosis. She speaks candidly… Continue reading Parenting A Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism · Family · Sensory Processing Disorder

Because Halloween And Autism Can Be Scary

Oh my goodness, Halloween is almost here. And, like every year, I am anticipating it with a certain amount of excitement, and a certain amount of anxiety. If you don’t have a child on the spectrum or with sensory processing issues, you may think my anxiety is about homemade costumes or sweet decorations. If you… Continue reading Because Halloween And Autism Can Be Scary

Anxiety · Autism · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Sleep Deprivation and Mothering a Child with Special Needs

I celebrated my birthday last weekend. My family blessed me with exactly the right gift – two nights away to get caught up on sleep. (I know. Can you believe it? They’re awesome!) This was literally the only gift I really wanted. After several years of one sleep battle after another (really 13 years, but… Continue reading Sleep Deprivation and Mothering a Child with Special Needs

Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Summer and Sensory Processing Disorder

When my children want to say a bad word, they “bleep” themselves. Things like, “Oh bleep,” and “That really bleeped me off.” It’s cute, although sometimes concerning – legality vs. our hearts is kind of big topic around here. But today, I am going to follow their lead and say – Summer is really kicking… Continue reading Summer and Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism · Dyslexia · Homeschooling · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

25 Resources for Out of the Box Learning

Parenting children with learning differences can be an immense challenge. For me, part of this challenge is that my sons’ learning differences also (necessarily) mean mothering differences for me. Eating, sleeping, showering, playing and yes, learning – all require a different approach in order for my sons to thrive. I have spent years trying to… Continue reading 25 Resources for Out of the Box Learning

Autism · Sensory Processing Disorder

How We Have Accommodated My Son’s Sensory Processing Disorder

I pushed against the coffee Keurig, with almost all my weight, while my glorious cup of coffee brewed. When I stepped away, my friend asked, “Why do you do that?” I looked at her, blinking and almost not understanding the question. Because it has become second nature to me, I don’t even realize I am… Continue reading How We Have Accommodated My Son’s Sensory Processing Disorder