Will It Ever Get Easier For My Child With Learning Differences?

It’s a question so many of us ask, desperate for an answer. Will it ever get easier for my child with learning differences and special needs? Last week, in one of my support sessions with another, sweet mom, we talked about what I call the “messy middle.” I am pretty […]

Accommodating My Child’s Sensory Processing Disorder

Accommodating my child’s sensory processing disorder is a daily concern. This is how we help him and accommodate his needs. 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?” […]

Movement and Learning For The Older Child

I have been surprised at the results in my own home and in other families that I work with. This is all about movement and learning for the older child.  “I can think of better ideas, Momma, if you just let me walk around.” My eleven-year-old son was narrating a […]

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

Although it’s been years, it seems like yesterday.  This is what I wish someone had told me when my son was diagnosed with autism.  It’s been eight years since my son received his autism diagnosis.  As I look back at all the progress we’ve made, and how much our life […]

To the Step Dad on Father’s Day

To the step dad on Father’s Day – What you do matters more than you will ever know. Thank you. When the boys first met my husband, we were at Disneyland. How’s that for stacking the deck? Clearly they loved him… like immediately. In fact, I was freaking out because […]

The Basics Are Difficult When Your Child Has Autism And ADHD

The basics are difficult when your child has autism and adhd. In our lives, there’s no way around it. This is what I’ve learned. My son showed me exactly how he planned to install a CPU into his computer yesterday. (If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. You […]