Tammy and Parker

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

Special Needs, Stress and Marriage

One of the very first things you are told as a parent of a medically fragile child with special needs, often before you even leave the hospital, is that this  event has the power to either make or break your marriage.   Special Needs, Stress, and Marriage are often a combination that breaks the proverbial camel’s […]

Growing vegetables for blenderized diet tube feeding

Looking to save money on a whole food formula for the favorite tubie in your life?  On of the best ways to cut down on the grocery budget is by growing  vegetables for  blenderized diet tube feeding.  Your garden doesn’t need to be elaborate.  Your green thumb doesn’t even have to be perfect.  No back […]

Increasing Fine Motor Skills Using Sticker Books

Parker does not like to write.  Holding a pencil has got to be one of his lease favorite activities. The solution?  Increasing fine motor skills and over all hand strength.  A never ending quest at our house. Note:  For your convenience I’ve included Amazon affiliate links.  When you shop through these links, Parker receives a […]

Our Weekend in Pictures

Salsa making.  Having family over.  Squeezing out the last bit of goodness from the backyard garden.   Stuffing the freezer with fruit for Parker’s blenderized diet.  Working on special needs homeschooling activities.  That was our weekend.  How was yours?   Peppers from the garden headed to the salsa pot. The salsa pot filled with yet another […]

Dehydrating Bananas

Dehydrating bananas.  It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and never got around to it until…..well, now.  While at Costco yesterday I found bananas @.49 cents a pound.   They aren’t organic, but that is okay.  With their thick skins I don’t sweat it if I purchase conventional bananas.  Plus the organic […]

Local Facebook Yard Sale Groups

The best way to save money is simply not to make any purchases.  Unfortunately, there are times when something is a need.  The second best way to save money is to purchase those needs second hand.  I’ve recently discovered Local Facebook Yard Sale Groups..  Not only can you purchase from these yard sale pages, you […]