What I Wish I’d Known About My Son’s Sensory Processing Disorder
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What I Wish I’d Known About My Son’s Sensory Processing Disorder

“Momma, I need you to turn off the air conditioner,” my son said as we drove to his appointment. “OK, but why?” I asked, thinking about the 95 degree heat that was sure to make us a sweaty mess, in about three minutes, without the air on. “Because I am eating something crunchy,” he answered,…

My Son Has Autism
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My Son Has Autism

Every once in a while, I am reminded of the obvious –  My son has autism. It may seem strange, but I honestly forget sometimes. In the beginning, it was impossible to forget. It was the first thing I thought of when I opened my eyes in the morning. “He has autism.” It would drone…

Where Is The New Hire Training Program For Moms?
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Where Is The New Hire Training Program For Moms?

I spend a lot of time thinking about how best to help my children learn. Hands-on activities, incorporating movement, accommodating sensory needs – all of this has become just a regular part of my helping them learn. Struggling with the sound of your pencil on the paper? Let’s type instead. Haven’t been able to memorize…

When All Else Fails, Say A Prayer and Eat Some Chocolate
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When All Else Fails, Say A Prayer and Eat Some Chocolate

I stayed up way too late last night with certain child of mine obsessing about king snakes and crested geckos…again. As he started to tell me all about the law in California that allows Field Herping. “Wait, what is field herping?” I asked, rubbing my temples and trying to focus. “Going into the wild and…