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 […]

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 […]

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 […]