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The Anxious Child

My teenager says mother’s worry too much. My grandma, however, used to say that her worrying obviously worked, because most of the things she worried about never happened. I hear myself saying ‘be careful’ or ‘d...

Three Deep Breaths Can Change The World

It was a Saturday, and I had the flu. I had crawled into my bed and left the parenting to my very capable husband. I don’t know how long I had been asleep, but as I started to wake it was because some strange, r...

The Great Breakfast Breakup

I hadn’t been a mom very long, but it was abundantly clear that this little underweight ball of light and energy needed to eat. In fact, that’s all he did most of the day. Except for breakfast. He wouldn’t eat h...

Sensory Processing Non-Issues

Imagine walking all day long with a pebble in your shoe. Imagine that no matter what you do, all you can focus on is the tag in your shirt that is scratching at your neck. Imagine being asked to eat a bowl full ...

Disciplinary Show Tunes

I grew up on the great American Musicals. The Sound of Music. South Pacific. Oklahoma. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Classics one and all. And much like bubble gum jingles and the song about Don Gato the cat ...

What I Learned From My Son’s Fine Motor Delay

What I learned from my son’s fine motor delay. When my son was about two years old we noticed he was struggling with his fine motor abilities. From that time until he was about nine, he received Occupational The...

Go Ahead… Just Say Yes !

Sit down. Be quiet. Change your shirt. Don’t talk with your mouth open. Hold your fork correctly. Not now. Put on a jacket. Maybe later. Absolutely not. Slow down. Stop fidgeting. Pay attention. Pick that up. No...

“Operation Smile”

I don’t know how it happened, or why it took me so long to realize it. I had become Grouchy Mom. I wasn’t smiling, laughing, singing or being silly with my kids. I wasn’t really enjoying my job as the Mom either...