Tag: sensory processing disorder

It’s a lonely business, sometimes, this parenting thing…

Don’t get me wrong. Parenting and being a mother, has and is an awesome thing, and seeing these two human beings that I helped to make and am bringing into the world, is mostly amazing, and I have many fellow

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Yup, I medicate my kid… 

I do. I medicate him! That’s shocking, isn’t it? What’s even more shocking is that I medicate him so he will go to sleep. I’m such an awful, terrible, selfish mother, aren’t I?  There. The truth is out. Judge away.

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What you don’t see – the bumblebee

There’s a noise, I can hear it. It’s a low humming sound. It’s sometimes constant and determined, or it’s sporadic and patchy. It can be heard over other noise, and will often compete with louder noises and it’s also in

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My Wild Ones – Days out with SPD take a bit of managing.

Matthew has a mild form of Sensory Processing Disorder. It causes him issues with sensitivity to noise, new environments, crowds, busy places, and places he is not sure he feels comfortable in. This can make planning a day out with

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And so we ride the merry-go-round again…

What would my blog be without a piece on sleep, sensory issues and the things we face with my small son? He, as you know, if you follow us, has had sleep issues, ear issues, sensory processing issues to deal

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When you get it right as a parent

This weekend, my boy let someone else babysit him and put him to bed, with no fuss, and no tears. Most people would read that and think “wow, what is so exciting about that, do these people not have a

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I’m not ready because he’s not ready…

I love this quote and am finding it comforting at the moment, because it is where I am at both on a short term, and a long term, with my parenting.  I recently hatched a plan to take the children,

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Guilty

I think guilt is something that comes when you become a parent. Dealing with the “why I am doing this?” “What did I do wrong?” “Should I or could I have done this differently” and “other people seem to manage

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When parenting in private is different from in public…

This is a hard post to write. It’s hard to say what is in my head and heart, without sounding ungrateful, or that I don’t love my child. It’s also hard because I am saying things that I want to

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