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The Weighted Blanket

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Thumper is definitely the most sensory seeking of the boys.  His love of squeezes, tickles, and hugs are well known (not to mention his need to touch skin).  And he has always loved the weight of pillows. Well, he started taking one of our large Japanese pillows to bed with him last week – to […]



Tad, Student Art Helper

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Tad’s heart really does belong in the art studio.  We have a unique set-up for him this year.  He helps out his previous teacher, Teacher E, with her class of much younger students on Monday afternoons.  He helps prep projects and does whatever other handy work she asks him to do. I often hang around […]



Shopping With Tad

Monday, September 24th, 2018

When Tad is in a good mood these days, it’s pretty nice.  (We are in full moody teenager mode lately, so when he brightens up, he’s actually pretty pleasant.) Yesterday, he stopped at the grocery store with me, and was helping me load up the conveyor belt at checkout. He decided it would be the […]



Slowly Settling

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Thumper is our only child to attend all-day kindergarten, and boy, is he feeling it. He’s crashing in the car, he’s falling asleep at the dinner table… he’s just plain ol’ TIRED at the end of the day. I thought that last year – when he was attending preschool for the “extended day” program – […]