Tammy and Parker

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

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 […]

Essential Oils in the Home

Using essential oils in my home is a great way for me to relax, energize, and focus.  I’ve had great success using essential oils headaches and sinus issues.  (Yes, my sinuses hate me.)  I love the positive ambience that essential oils bring into my home. But first, let’s get something out of the way.  This […]

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 […]