January 16, 2017

Dear Parents, It is the dreaded time of season where snot flows from our children’s noses, cheeks are red and flush, coughs are at times dry and other times moist and productive, and fevers are spiking left and right. Flu and cold season happens every single year. Each year it is a struggle for all of us to keep our children well, but I need to make a plea to you this year. If you have an otherwise healthy child that… Read more

January 14, 2017

We wrote this a while back – and I think it needs another view! Please read and enjoy! Read more

January 13, 2017

Screen time is the nemesis many therapists, teachers, doctors, and friends tell you is the worst possible thing you can give your child. When we’re out, I see how people look at me and judge my parenting because my child is watching a video while we eat. I see how they shake their heads and whisper about how I must be a lazy parent not to just engage with my child while we eat. I see it all, and I’m… Read more

January 12, 2017

Being a friend to a parent of a child with special needs is not an easy task. The lives of a parent of a child with special needs are fairly chaotic, unpredictable, slightly self serving, and messy. I am a parent to a sweet little boy, and he is the biggest blessing we have ever experienced. He has several diseases that are life threatening, and he is developmentally delayed. Our lives are pretty busy most days, and he requires supervision… Read more

January 10, 2017

Dear Senators of the GOP, Hello. My name is Katie Paulson. I live in Minnesota, and I am the caregiver to my son, Von, who is disabled. I want you to know that the talk of repealing the Affordable Care Act, because that is what it is actually called, is petrifying to me. When the law was passed several years ago, it opened up windows to our life that made us no longer have to live in fear. You see… Read more

January 9, 2017

You can’t handle this. This is another disease that could end his life. This can’t be happening. What if he dies in his sleep? What if he doesn’t wake up? What if he falls off his bed, I don’t hear it and he goes in to shock? What if I don’t know how to help him? What if I’m not capable? No, I’m not capable. I can’t do this. This is too hard. I’m not strong enough for this. Why… Read more

January 6, 2017

I could have been sleeping, but I was not asleep. Instead I was tossing and turning thinking about what the GOP lead Congress and Senators what to do to Health Care in the United States. All I have heard in the past few months is how dismantling the Affordable Care Act would help millions of people. There have been many proposals about how the system will work, but none of it seems to be in favor of people with disabilities…. Read more

January 2, 2017

When I was a child, my goals were to be in the FBI, a lawyer, a famous writer, or a top executive of an organization. Never one time in my life did I tell anyone that I just wanted to be a mom or a wife. It just was not a part of my dreams or life goals. I completed my college degree, and I went on to start climbing the corporate ladder when I finished at 22 years old…. Read more

December 30, 2016

Our journey with a pediatric feeding disorder has been shared on this blog throughout the past year. We have been dealing with a child with Oral motor processing delays which experts refer to as Oral Apraxia. My son also has Sensory Processing Disorder. This is a disorder in which the body has trouble processing the sensory stimuli around it. My son’s sensory system is effected in many areas, but in terms of feeding he is orally averse. He wants nothing… Read more

December 26, 2016

Chemicals are in EVERYTHING, and most household cleaners are full of them. I have been interested in reducing my families chemical exposure for several years, but for me it’s been on going for more than 20 years. I have extremely sensitive skin. My skin breaks out in to hives from fragrances, dyes, and additives that are in everything from soaps, sunscreens, make-up, laundry detergent, and lotion. I have had to be diligent in reading labels, understanding what effects my skin,… Read more

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