SPD Awareness Ribbons

Sensory Processing Disorder ribbons — new from KnotSense, as a second of our 3 kids was just diagnosed with SPD.


Proprioceptive Dysfunction Causes Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding Behavior – Integrated Learning Strategies

This article is profound! It connected so many of the “dots” we’re working on with our youngest. I never would have guessed that his proprioceptive needs were related to his vision, reading, and writing difficulties!

Proprioceptive Dysfunction Causes Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding Behavior This article provides helpful information for proprioceptive dysfunction and how if affects your child’s learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Have you seen the recent commercial for the new Lincoln? The commercial displays a grid completely surrounding the car and it describes how the vehicle knows where it is in relation to its surroundings…. Read More

Source: Proprioceptive Dysfunction Causes Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding Behavior – Integrated Learning Strategies

Merry? Christmas

Our daughter suffers from anxiety, and this is the worst time of year for her. With Thanksgiving, parties, special activities, Christmas, school break, New Year’s…plus her birthday in January, she gets high strung on anxiety. Even though it’s all fun, there’s just too much all at once for her to handle.

Then there’s sensory overload on top of it — lights, music, sleigh bells, decorations, special foods, extra people, disturbed routines…

Over the last few years, our family has discovered the joy of laid-back holidays. Trying to cram everything in takes some of the joy out of it. Holiday meals are usually just our family of 5 and my dad, occasionally a friend or two, so there’s no need for a fancy meal. I still cook a turkey, mashed potatoes, and some pies, but we don’t need five side dishes and everything served on fine china. We have a meal together, laugh together, play board games together, watch movies together. The “together” is what’s important, not whether my table looks good enough for a magazine cover.

The kids have really enjoyed this too. We have given ourselves the gift of calm.

How do your sensory kids handle the holidays?

We’re All a Little Broken

I start this blog in the midst of a very long and arduous time for our family. The circumstances have often felt like they are more than we can bear. Among the various difficulties that have piled up on top of us are physical pain and dysfunction; mental and emotional anguish; and multiple diagnoses. We have trudged through a swamp of unknowns, hunting for the new normal.

I imagine most – if not all – of us have felt similarly at some point, though the reasons for it may be very different.

My hope is that through this blog we can help mend some of the broken pieces of each other. I don’t have all the answers…but I have some that may help you. You may have the “glue” that helps another friend here mend one of his or her broken pieces. And even if we don’t have an answer, we can help each other hold our broken pieces together for a bit.

Take a look at the About page to see what I’ll be talking about here. Then please join us – click on the Follow button to subscribe to this blog, and add your comments to the conversations.