Think back to when you were a child. Most of us can’t remember when we were toddlers, but most can remember maybe back to Kindergarten or preschool. What were your days and weekends like? I know for me it was a LOT of playing. I could play alone by myself or with a friend or […]
I don’t know about you, but when I hear a beat – I’m a toe tapper! I’m one of those people who even at a symphony concert can’t … sit… still. And even though I took many years of piano lessons was never very good and the same goes with my dance skills! However, there […]
Biomed – Biomedical Treatments for Autism
A term that will often come in up in circles of parents with children with ASD is “Biomedical treatments” or “Biomed” for short. So if you’re a parent to a child with a new diagnosis I will explain a little bit of our experience and what it means to our family. For our family perhaps […]
Sensory Integration Therapy
When you think about it we ALL have some sort of sensory issues. Personally, I can’t stand the smell of most perfumes and had to hold my breath and run through the fragrance sections of the department stores when I was a kid. At home, I hated going into the bathroom after mom had gotten […]
It’s something you lose over time, but should you?
The other day I was out checking out my garden. For the second year in a row, I have been really late planting. I mean so late that I often wonder if I will be doing the first harvest during the first snowfall! So I kinda get obsessed with checking the beds where all my […]
Where the heck have I been the past few years?
I was not off to a good start to blogging eh? What a lousy start. A couple of posted blogs and then nothing. Then the writing slowed down and a few never even got posted. I came to the place where blogs shrivel up and die. Or did I?? The answer is two parts. I […]
It’s the Little Things… Oskar
There are times with Oskar’s home therapy that I think nothing is working. I’m constantly reading up on things and have a million books with some highlighter and folded over corners (that’s how I mark my pages). But his progress is often so much slower than Ted that I’m never quite sure what is working until […]
Oh, the bad days…
We are sort of in a period right now where some weeks we have more bad days with Oskar than good. It was actually worse a few months back with weeks and weeks straight of daily meltdowns, often multiple meltdowns in a day. That’s some crazy hell… he’s happy momentarily then crying, then screaming, then crying, then […]
The Big “A”
The Big “A” It was over 7 years ago that my first son was given the Big “A” label, autism spectrum disorder. He was 18 months at the time. Although it was a shock, it was also a relief as he had been born with two severely clubbed feet – something the doctors and geneticists […]
Squish, squish, squish!
Reflecting on the wet, cool summer and what we’ve accomplished so far. Gardening, tackling the swamp cedars and making a play area for the kids… keeping them busy!