Squeaky Wheel

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Sometimes, OK most of the time, it’s really hard to get services for my kids.  I had a tough time getting my baby into Occupational Therapy.  I started with a Regional Center evaluation that said he was fine, which convinced me more that it should be looked into.  I got the pediatrician to prescribe an…

Ickies

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It’s true.  From the minute the baby is born, and every day after, poop works its way into your everyday life.  I don’t think I’ve gone a day without discussing poop at least once:  “When was the last time he pooped?” and “Was it a big poop?” and “Was it a soft one?” and then…

Mentor

Heart

Recently, I met a mom of a baby whom she feels shows signs of Autism.  She was looking to me for support and advice, with fear and hope in her eyes. I didn’t expect to ever be in this position.  At least not so soon. When I think of support groups, I always think of…

Explosion

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My little big guy has been working really hard to learn new concepts and improve his language and speech.  His expressive language was a very slow and tough journey.  That is, until one amazing day in April.  Don’t get me wrong, he still has a long way to go, but on that day he experienced…

Socializing

PirateMommy

I know I’ve been home for nine months now, but I’ve been so focused on getting the babies the therapy they need, and just surviving day to day life, that I haven’t even attempted play dates.  And with my husband working weekends, I had accepted a life without social events.  We’ve done our best to…

Choose A Child

BabyPark

Part of what was difficult about starting my two-year-old’s therapies was not being able to do things with my four-year-old.  I felt like I was choosing one child over the other.  I was so concerned about my big guy getting left in the corner, I didn’t expect what was coming next. When my baby needed…

Silos

Silos

Since I’ve been home with our three angels, a big change I’m still getting used to is my husband and I not sharing equity in household information.  In the old days, we dropped the kids off at daycare and carpooled to work.  We shared information about the house, kids, social engagements, etc. and discussed and…

Schedule

Calendar

Our schedule’s been getting rough.  A lot of the therapy we were doing in-home, we are now doing in centers.  It means a lot of driving, being away from home all day, packing lunches, sitting in traffic, using the travel potty in the car.  We are still adjusting to the new routine, but the adjustment…

DIY Puffy Bow Tutorial

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I had some leftover fabric from my DIY Nursing Cover Tutorial, so I threw together a bow.  I’ve made several bow ties for my boys and friends, but I wanted a bow for me!  I was going for the Minnie Mouse vibe, so I added batting to give it softer, cartoon-like edges. The finished bow is…

DIY Nursing Cover Tutorial

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Nursing covers are surprisingly expensive to purchase, and even more surprisingly easy and inexpensive to make.  It’s all straight cuts and seams! I grabbed a yard of fabric for $5 and 1/3yd of boning for $1, and I was set! This will make a nursing cover that is about 40” wide and 24.5” long with…