This is really on my heart to share, so I hope it sparks at least just one conversation or makes someone think twice before speaking. Today Blake and I went to eat lunch at Chipotle. It's nice to see families and teenagers out enjoying their time together, but something bothered me. We sat outside at a… Continue reading Eye Opening Encounter at Chipotle: Gossiping
I spend a lot of time researching ways to help Blake. And honestly as a teacher, especially teaching Gifted, the whole topic of it all just fascinates me, even taking Blake out of the equation. I've come across a blog that I've found really helpful because it's like all-in-one shopping when it comes to topics… Continue reading SPD-Proprioceptive
Tomorrow morning, at 6am, Blake is scheduled for his MRI. He's going to be sedated, and that's the bit that tugs at my mommy heart the most. To think of him being drowsy in the big machine without me. This purpose of the MRI is just to rule out brain abnormalities that could be resulting… Continue reading MRI
Sometimes I don't know what to call it or what to blame when Blake struggles with certain social situations, or events. Sensory Processing Disorder? Asperger's? Life with kids? Typical 4 year old? I struggle with this, because I want it all to fit into perfect little categories. I want to be able to say that this behavior… Continue reading Amway Center to the Rescue!
Blake is crazy about bath fizzies, as well call them around here, but also known as bath bombs. I found out they were simple to make after some Google researching, and a lot less expensive than purchasing them. Plus, I like knowing what ingredients are going into them because Blake has sensitive skin and eczema… Continue reading DIY Bath Bombs
It's always a fun day when my Stitch Fix box arrives! I always love all the items. This box, as usual, did not disappoint! Kaileigh (top) and Rune (shorts) Kalisa Cutout Detail Cotton Blend Knit Top & Christine Short For this fix I requested at least one comfy outfit that could be worn around… Continue reading Stitch Fix #5
I feel like snail mail is becoming a lost "art" to the younger generation because they just don't get the experience these days with electronics. I remember how exciting it was as a kid to see an envelope with my name on it! Blake loves checking the mail and helping us sort through it, and… Continue reading Snail Mail Sight Words
I unsteadily walked up the stairs holding the stick in my left hand. I stopped midway to the top, where I could barely see your dad sitting at his desk typing away at the computer. I peaked at him through the stairwell railings to be sure I could catch a good glimpse. I couldn't make… Continue reading More than a Label
For the kid with energy to spare. For rainy days. For muscle workouts. For fun. For all the other Blake's in the world. And more. I haven't fully shared what's going on with Blake and the journey we've been on recently. This will come, but we have taken some steps to help our little man… Continue reading OT Indoor Obstacle Course
How to tutorial on making your very own weighted blanket.