Tammy and Parker

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


I received the sweetest little love note in my email box today. Every one needs little love notes in their life, don’t you think?   It seems as though someone I know saw me out this morning placing some Lynne B. Mower for Alpine School District signs around town.  Considering the use of exclamation points […]

Common Core Standards and Special Needs Students

Recently a protest was held in Utah in regards to Common Core Standards and Special Needs Students.  I thought I’d take a minute and try to present a few facts in a simple, easy to understand manner.  Cause I’m all about the simple, people. First, as parents of kids with Special Needs in Utah we […]

Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara and an Extension Activity

I love this time of year.  I love bringing up the Halloween books and hanging out with Parker as we sit and read and read and read.  Today’s book extension activity is a fun book,  Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara, and Parker has a fun extension activity to share too! Notice the colors […]

How to Order doTerra Essential Oils WHOLESALE!

 How to Order dōTERRA Essential Oils . . .   Using a computer, click on the link – http://www.mydoterra.com/TammyHodson   In the upper right corner you will see: Join – click there   Select WHOLESALE PRICES and continue   Type in your information – Social Security numbers are held in the strictest confidence.   Continue […]

Increasing Vocabulary Words for Non-Verbal Students

It is interesting, this journey to teach a non-verbal child how to read.  Add in the fact that Parker spends so much of his time secluded because of his health and, well, this challenge becomes an even bigger one.  Thankfully, I am fully secure in my knowledge that both Parker and I can do hard […]

Impedance Probe

Tomorrow’s the day.  We’ll get up so early that even the roosters are still asleep, drive up to Primary Childrens Hospital and watch as a reflux monitoring device is threaded down his nose to his esophagus. .  Yes.  Tomorrow is Impedance Probe Wednesday. One of my biggest concerns is that no matter how well they […]