Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.

Liquid Hope

Parker has had quite a few trips up to Primary Children’s lately.  One appointment we had been waiting months for was to the Intergrative Medicine clinic.  I’ve had some specific questions that only someone with an open mind concerning Blenderized Diets could answer.  Especially about Functional Formularies Whole Food Meal Replacement:  Liquid Hope. ( Stay… [Continue Reading]

Anxiety Conference

Last week I was able to attend an anxiety  conference at UVU with a sweet friend.  It was very serendipitous  how it all played out, and for that I am grateful.   Cause me and anxiety?  BFFs, baby.  BFFs. There are several things I’d like to share with you as to what I learned at the… [Continue Reading]

Sleep Cycles in Kids with Special Needs

Sleep cycles in kids with special needs.  Yeah.  We’re having issues.  Never in a zillion years did I think I’d reach this ripe old age and still have a child who is experiencing significant sleep issues.  Well, maybe they might be experiencing them at THEIR house, but you know, not in the bedroom next to… [Continue Reading]

Master teachers come in all sizes.

This is how I picture it in my head.  A loving Heavenly Father looking down at his earthly daughter and wondering why it’s taken her so long to learn patience. And contentment.  And faith.  Especially faith.  He thought for sure that by now she would have  learned what is truly important in this life. He’d… [Continue Reading]

Name Activities for kids with Special Needs

There comes such a sense of accomplishment when a child learns how to write their name.  That’s one of the reasons I persist in the perfection of Parker’s signature.  It’s really no longer a matter of IF the kid can write his name, but matter of WILL he’ll write his name.  Hard-headed Hodsons abound around… [Continue Reading]

Montessori Inspired Following Directions Activity

Each week we take Parker to my parents house for his daily lessons.  My Mom works with him a lot on OT skills.  This Tuesday however she changed it up some and created a Montessori inspired following directions activity.  It’s important that Parker learn how to follow directions and complete tasks.  He’ll be the first… [Continue Reading]