The New Normal

We have now been in the lockdown for close to 60+ days.  I have such a hard time believing that it has been that long but at the same time,   IT  HAS BEEN  THAT  LONG. Things we left b...

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Talktool admin 15 May 20

Something That Makes You Happy

As I write this I am sitting with some ice on my left knee.  Why the ice? Well, it all started in October with a poorly planned turn of direction on my part which resulted in a twist of my ...

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Talktool admin 13 Apr 20

Steps to Regain Control During an Uncertain Time

I was planning on writing this blog about how we usually approach Spring break, you know activities to do, prep for our children who really like their schedules but find themselves off. And ...

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Talktool admin 23 Mar 20

Never too old to follow your dreams

I know one of the many things we did for Elizabeth was including her in on the decisions made for her life.  Not always was this a possibility of course as she was not able to talk until 5 ...

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Talktool admin 26 Feb 20

Increasing Independence, slowly but surely

I thought that maybe this blog could be an update on what life is like for Elizabeth currently.  I know that the holiday time can bring back memories and that was the case for me as I looke...

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Talktool admin 16 Jan 20

Preparing for Halloween when your child has SPD

I was watching a local news program the other morning and there was a segment on about a Halloween event that was happening this weekend. What I thought was interesting about the interview w...

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Talktool admin 07 Oct 19

Advocating for my Daughter

One thing I have learned over the last 22 years with Elizabeth is that the advocacy does not end. It may change forms. It may change in intensity. But it does not end. This is something that...

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Talktool admin 13 Sep 19

Your Work As a Parent Matters

When I used to think of the word advocacy, I would think of a person who was really well known taking a stance about something, or a person in the news, or a person, who’s name was easily...

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Talktool admin 11 Jul 19

Planning for Summer a Full Season Ahead

I have a friend who is quite spontaneous. From the last minute requests to meet for coffee to quick trips with her children, it is all done at the last minute and for her and her world, it...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 27 Mar 17

How Music Therapy Became our Next Best Step

For those who have been following our story on this site, you know that Elizabeth has struggled with speech and language throughout her life due to her disorders of Dyspraxia and Sensory Pro...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 20 Feb 17