I am a mom to 4 adorable little kiddos. Yes, my hands are full, which I am constantly reminded of whenever I go in to public; mom’s of more than 2 kids-you know what I’m talking about! Adorable as they may be, they have been known to force me to say things that I never,… Continue reading Things My Kids Make Me Say
Joint Hypermobility. That is your vocabulary term for the week. Don’t worry, it’s relatively straight forward and there won’t be a test. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is simply when joints have too much flex and over extend. Also referred to as being double jointed. This is typically caused by too long of tendons and/or ligaments.
This is my third year homeschooling. I am no where NEAR experienced in this department, but I do still have a little experience. Our oldest son is in 2nd grade, and we have a kindergartener, a 3-year-old, and a 16 month old. The biggest problem I encounter, and the most frequent question I hear is: “What do… Continue reading Home Schooling with Younger Siblings
We are surrounded by hate in America. Hatred of races. Hatred of authority. Hatred of religion.
A few weeks ago I shared with you all about my middle son, E, and what we went through to get him services for his delays. My husband and I both thought we knew what E’s diagnosis would be and were completely shell shocked with a Mild Intellectual Disability decision. If you’re like us, we… Continue reading What Comes After a Psychological Diagnosis?
I am not a medical professional, I am just sharing with you what has made our allergy season better. We spend a lot of time outdoors, and Mr. W, my 6 year old, had a heck of a time last spring. You know all those tell-tale signs that a pollen-induced attack is coming on: the sneezing… Continue reading Beating Allergy Season, Naturally
Two and a half years ago, we made a huge decision and moved our little family 2,000 miles away. Away from our home. Away from our families. Away from our history. We wanted something different for our children than what one usually finds in southern California. So we packed up, said goodbye, and headed… Continue reading Helpful Ideas on Moving Long Distance with Kids
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E got his referrals and new evaluations and was set up in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy fairly quickly. That was actually all pretty painless, the worst part was the wait. You don’t know when the phone will ring to schedule the evaluation, and when they do call, you have to basically drop what you’re doing to make it happen to not wait another month. Or two.
No one likes walking into the middle of a conversation! You can read part 1 here. After we met with the school officials about E’s IEP and determined they wouldn’t be able to help him, I went home and scoured the internet for solutions. I was determined to help at least his physical delays, praying the mental would… Continue reading Helping E-Part 2
We didn’t know early on that E was different. He hit all of his early milestones, including crawling at 9 months, which was 3 months earlier than his older brother. But, he didn’t walk until 18 months. That was our first indicator that something may be wrong. Next was his language skills, but W was… Continue reading Helping E, Our Special Needs Son-A 3 Part Series