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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]