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What are the Uncomfortable Questions?

I have a neighbor who thinks everyone is on this earth for a specific reason. While I’m not sure I agree, I do appreciate her outlook  – and that she was willing to tell me what my reason was ;-) My blog.  328 more words

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No Rules, New Rules, One Rule

So last night, the Fourth of July, held a minor victory as our oldest kid did pretty well facing his fear of fireworks. All the kids did pretty well, in fact, with each one showing a little more improvement in the sensory processing realm. 568 more words


Let Freedom Ring, But Could you Hold it Down a Little

For those of you enjoying fireworks this weekend I’d only ask one thing. Remember those who are not fully embracing it. There are those of us for whom the sights and sound of the 4th are just overwhelming. 305 more words



We learnt something at the Staffordshire Police Open Day — we need to but Freddie some ear defenders and carry them with us all the time, along with his toilet trainer seat (but not in the same bag, obviously). 209 more words

It may seem, but I am not alone

That moment when you receive your child’s diagnosis for the first time .. When the doctors (usually) tell you that there is something wrong with your baby and that it cannot be cured. 240 more words

When the Happiest Place on Earth is too Stressful

Today’s misadventure is brought to us by Callie. Our Callie girl’s happy place is our local amusement park and for the past two years we’ve been season pass holders so we can go often and generally stay a short, about 2 hour, time frame which seemed to help her sensory system from becoming overwhelmed. 611 more words


Let's Go Fly a Kite

I remember flying a kite as a kid. I also remember crying when inevitably the string would snap, or the kite would get stuck in a tree. 132 more words