Wouldn’t you say it’s high time you met my family? After all, we are on a first name basis. I have two boys … although many wives out there wouldn’t argue with me if I said I had three some days. And, to be honest, my husband might not argue that fact either. Continue Reading →
Transitions have always been a toughie for my 5yo. Transitions to leave school. Transitions to the bath. Transitions to leave the house. Many a meltdown have been triggered by these small events. And I’m gritting my teeth just thinking about the changes I’ve signed up for this summer. Continue Reading →
Some days you just gotta congratulate yourself because no one is going to do it for you! As a sensory parent, no one is hosting some grand dinner for you to honor your Outstanding Dedication and Perseverance. Continue Reading →
Someone’s gotta do it, and it may as well be me. I’m going to talk about the Mommy Wars. That’s right. I said it! Let’s be honest about the Mommy Wars that are brewing in our sensory community — organic, dye-free, gluten-free, vegan. Call it what you want but it’s creating a scandal — and a divisive line if we let it. Continue Reading →
When you have an SPD kiddo, the situation naturally vacuums up any time you used to have for yourself. Oh sure. Other parents will say they’ve experienced the same thing, but we insiders know differently. So when my husband and I manage the occasional date night, there’s no way we are going to settle. Continue Reading →
For the first year we knew my son had Sensory Processing Disorder, we didn’t exactly hide it but I didn’t talk about it publicly. Then, once I started letting friends know about it, I decided it was better to be honest than to try to hide the fact that we were facing SPD as a family. So why did I feel so nauseous when I announced on the Web that my sons has SPD? Continue Reading →
Hello friends. It’s time to rip off the Band-aide and just start. No more excuses. No more thinking. Just do it already, Jennifer! After all, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one simple step.
As many of you know, I’ve been running the website, http://www.thesensoryspectrum.com, for the past six months. We’re about to hit 1,000 following on Facebook and it just keeps growing… from my blog to my site to Pinterest. But while I’ve been sharing information with the Sensory Processing Disorder community for a while, I keep thinking about what many of these articles personally mean to me. I’m more than just some SPD mama; however, it’s been very hard to find who I am between doctor appointments, pediatric OT appointments, allergy appointments, ENT appointments. Basically, I have donned myself the Resident Medical Officer because that’s what I’ve become. But now it’s time to embrace not only the challenges my two sons face but to also reclaim myself. Continue Reading →