Tammy and Parker

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

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 […]

Special Needs Homeschooling , Blenderized Diets and more.

We are counting down the days until a new school year here at the Hodson’s.  The Blue Eyed Girl will be a (gasp!) Junior, The Curly Girly has just been hired on as an Intern with her very own special needs classroom.  Reed is busy getting his school ready for a new year, and I’m […]

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 […]