Tammy and Parker

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

Summertime at the Hodson’s

For a lot of people summer is a time of vacations, hanging out at the pool, and kicking back.  For me summer is a time for prepping my pantry.  Yeah, I’m some big time fun at parties too, I know.  To be honest I love the feeling of knowing I can go for a few […]

Yard Sale Search of 2014

It’s the busiest shopping season of the year!  My Bailey Girl and I have been out on the hunt three times already!  She’s decorating a brand new gorgeous and hip condo and, well, I’m looking for practical items.  Whether looking for the practical or the fun stuff it’s all about the hunt!  So without further […]

Aborting Babies Because of Down syndrome.

It was feeling as though there were some in the world getting the message.  A life with Down syndrome is a life worth living.  I’ve watched as the statistics began a slow decent into lower percentages.  Where it was once reported that 90% of all prediagnosed fetuses with Down syndrome were aborted,  now the reports […]

Special Needs Massage Therapy

I’d been wanting to get Parker hooked up with someone experienced in special needs massage therapy.  Interestingly enough, in the state of Utah kids on regular Medicaid waivers are covered for special needs massage therapy.  Kids like Parker who are on a waiver.  Not so much.  Don’t ask why.  I’ve given up trying to understand […]

Blog Resurrection

One of my goals for this summer was to try and see if I could breathe some new life into this old blog.  A Resurrection of sorts.  I find myself wondering how I ever had time to blog at all.  This old body of mine is slowing down by the millisecond.  I’ve been walking in […]

Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

Dreams don’t work unless you do.  I found this quote by Maya Angelou a few months ago to send  with my son, Rigel as he worked to prepare to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints.  Such a simple thought made such a deep impression as I continued to […]