Bathtub therapy for a rough SPD day

On days like this, I really wish I could just snap my fingers and make the Sensory Processing Disorder go away.  I wish I could take the pain and the struggle away from my daughter and take it upon myself.  I would do that in a heartbeat for her, as I know most moms would.  . . . → Read More: Bathtub therapy for a rough SPD day

Lovebug was published!

Several months ago, Lovebug came to me with a joke she had written and wanted to submit to Highlights, a magazine for children.

 

We mailed it off and then today, almost 10 months later, we received this in the mail:

 

Sure enough, on page 38, her joke was published!  Look at #7!

So proud of my girl!

Handwriting has always . . . → Read More: Lovebug was published!

Fall Fun Times

AUTUMN IS HERE!!! 

I’m sorry I’ve gotten behind in here.  I didn’t even do a post expressing my excitement that my favorite season is here! It’s just that we’ve been so busy having fun this past month.

At the end of September we had a wonderful time with my parents when they came to visit us here . . . → Read More: Fall Fun Times

Parenting should come with do-overs

Tonight my heart is tired.  You ever have one of those times as a parent where you wish you could rewind and have a do-over?  I wish I could back up about 2 hours and just do things differently.  My sweet Lovebug got in trouble for something tonight that she really shouldn’t have.  The worst part . . . → Read More: Parenting should come with do-overs

Field Trip Friday – puppies, friends & frozen yogurt

Yesterday I had a long list of errands to run.  I had been saving up several random errands that all took me to the same part of town so I could knock them all out in one swoop.  I was planning to do them the day before, but then the truck window threw a wrench in . . . → Read More: Field Trip Friday – puppies, friends & frozen yogurt

Cleaning up after the meltdown

After Lovebug’s sensory meltdown a couple days ago, I decided what we really needed was some more time together.  Yes, as a homeschooling parent, I spend all day every day with her already.  However, we have been so busy lately that we haven’t had a lot of just one-on-one time.  We have been spending countless hours . . . → Read More: Cleaning up after the meltdown

It’s a heartbreaking meltdown kind of day

It started like any other day.  Lovebug coming downstairs to greet me with a “Good morning, Mommy!” when she got up.  Then it went downhill in a hurry.  She wanted oatmeal (gluten free, of course) for breakfast.  Simple enough, right?  Since we are working on her motor skills & coordination, it provides a great way for . . . → Read More: It’s a heartbreaking meltdown kind of day

Horse Riding in Delaware

This past week Lovebug and I spent some time in Delaware.  We stayed at my friend’s house, and another friend came in from another state to join us.  It was a great time!  Lots of girlfriend time for us grownups, and lots of fun play time for the kiddos.  There were 2 girls (both 7 years . . . → Read More: Horse Riding in Delaware

All I want for Christmas…

is my TWO FRONT TEETH!

This one came out while we were driving in the car today, so we were able to save it!

 

The Tooth Fairy seems to have started a tradition and made another attempt at origami.  This time it was in the shape of . . . → Read More: All I want for Christmas…

The most beautiful smile in the world!

This is what I got to see first thing this morning.

Notice anything missing?

 

It’s actually a lot more missing than you think.  Here is what the Tooth Fairy will find tonight…

 

 

Here is what the Tooth Fairy will be leaving her – an origami heart dollar! I did it myself with this . . . → Read More: The most beautiful smile in the world!