Earlier this week, I ran into the grocery store to pick up a few things. Plopping my 10-month-old daughter into the buggy seat, we made our way down the aisles collecting items we needed while she diligently tried to grab anything she could from the nearby shelves. I met eyes with other shoppers here and […]
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The sheer terror on their faces on what was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime crushed me. It’s the moment my husband and I realized our children had noise sensitivity that was more than the norm. They withdraw when they’re in a noisy, confined space with thumping music and exuberant children.
Every year on my children’s birthdays, I tend to get a little bit sappy; my kids would probably say a lot sappy. I reminisce about the day they were born and playfully lament about how much they have grown. Maybe it started when my oldest, a former micro-preemie, reached his first birthday against all the […]
By the time most kids turn one, they should be using simple gestures (waving “bye bye”), saying a few words (“mama” or “dada”), playing basic games (“peek-a-boo”), following simple directions (“bring me the toy”), and cruising or standing alone. Of course, this is just a handful of examples from a large list of standard milestones. […]
“The essentials of happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison I saw these words inscribed on a mural on the gymnasium wall at the Orange Grove Center. We’ve spent a lot of time there lately cheering on my son’s basketball team. The Orange […]
To the Special Moms (and Dads!) of Special Needs Kids, I have three kids who have attended or are attending Siskin Children’s Institute, which is an awesome early learning center that is inclusive of typically developing children as well as children with special needs. This means that there are kids that may not be just […]