Anxiety: Happens to the Best of Us

It is funny but when Elizabeth was younger, the word anxiety was not typically used to describe her moods and emotions.  It was more that everything was related to her Sensory Processing Di...

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Talktool admin 08 Mar 19

The Journey

I am not sure how it happens but it seems to happen, quite a lot actually. I think you will know what I mean.   How many of you can think of those times when you have a great, air clearing ...

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Talktool admin 27 Feb 19

A Word to Parents: Christmas Doesn’t Have to be Perfect

We saw the water dripping down the steps of the garage the very minute we pulled the car into its space. NEVER a good thing to see. Turns out we had had a flood while we were at my in-laws h...

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Talktool admin 14 Nov 18

How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

It all began with an innocent piece of turkey on my plate on Thanksgiving when I was 11 years old. I never really liked turkey but for the holidays prior, I was willing to drown it in gravy ...

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Talktool admin 20 Oct 18

Your Child’s Anxiety

Anxiety. I know that Elizabeth has it in direct relation to her Sensory Processing Disorder and Dyspraxia. When she is overloaded or afraid of something, her anxiety kicks in. And when it ki...

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Talktool admin 28 Sep 18

Lessons Learned From Our Disney Vacation: Not Perfect, but Pretty Wonderful

My blog a couple of months ago was about preparing for our trip to Disney World. Otherwise known as “The happiest place on earth.” So was it? I would have to say it was a wonderful trip....

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Talktool admin 15 Sep 18

Back to School: Sensory Processing Disorder & Dyspraxia

Something that I know I see a great deal on Elizabeth’s IEP are the words: These words are used to describe the skills and topics that are being focused on. Not quite mastered, not quite d...

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Talktool admin 20 Aug 18

Preparing Your Special Needs Child for Disney World

This is such a loaded question. I mean it is something we say to each other when we meet in a store or at the pool. Usually the answers I get range from: “Great” to “Well, you know, bu...

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Talktool admin 17 Jul 18

Parents… Remember to Forgive Yourself

I know I write many stories about Elizabeth. I think raising her and growing in knowledge about her has become sort of my part-time, if not my full-time job. I write about her life with the ...

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Talktool admin 16 Jun 18

How to Raise Awareness for Your Child’s Special Needs

One of the phrases that I say a lot is “the gift of Elizabeth.” I use it to talk about the perspective that having her in our lives gives us. I use it to talk about the love she has br...

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