DIY Therapies · Sensory Processing Disorder

Occupational Therapy at Home (DIY Strategies For Helping Your Child)

The first time my son and I walked into an occupational therapy gym, I had no idea what to expect. He was nine years old and had been struggling for years. Noises – loud or repetitive. Smells – good or bad. Shoes. Socks. Tags. Grass. Sand. He was overwhelmed by the world and had been… Continue reading Occupational Therapy at Home (DIY Strategies For Helping Your Child)

Motherhood

When A Mother’s Heart Is Breaking

It’s been almost nine months since my son was in the hospital. He is doing so much better. He can function again. His health is returning, slowly but surely. He is joyful. I am so grateful my heart wants to burst. But as grateful as I am for all the progress, the truth is, my… Continue reading When A Mother’s Heart Is Breaking

DIY Therapies

DIY Therapies For Children: Can I Do This At Home?

My son was hiding under the chair in the doctor’s office, softly rocking and hitting his head. One minute prior, he had been sitting in the same chair, talking to the doctor all about Ancient Egypt. Then the nurse brought in the syringes for his vaccinations. In a matter of seconds, my son was trying… Continue reading DIY Therapies For Children: Can I Do This At Home?

Homeschooling · Learning Differences

Homeschooling High School: What should I do about Math?

It’s summertime. Around here, that means a lighter school schedule, visits to the beach and easy science activities that my boys can do on their own (outside of course!). It also means that I am planning for our new school year. I know the planning part of homeschooling is not for everyone – but it’s… Continue reading Homeschooling High School: What should I do about Math?

Autism · pediatric mood disorders · Psychiatric Service Dog

Does My Child Really Need These Treatments, Therapies and Interventions?

A few weeks ago, I shared that we were getting a psychiatric service┬ádog for my 11-year-old son. For the past few months, I have openly shared the different therapies and interventions we employ for both my sweet boys. For three years, I have tried to explain, as best I can while still protecting some shred… Continue reading Does My Child Really Need These Treatments, Therapies and Interventions?

Sensory Processing Disorder

Summer Sensory Hacks For Kids (and their moms too!)

I prep for our summer break every year. Fun activities, new learning plans, field trips and small getaways – I organize and plan, hoping for some sense of summer order and fun. And every single year, what I inevitably forget to factor in is the simple fact that summer, and all of its heat, bugs,… Continue reading Summer Sensory Hacks For Kids (and their moms too!)