How To Make A Remarkable Visual Schedule For Better Behavior

Many parents think setting up a visual schedule for their children with ASD or SPD will be a daunting task or to time consuming, so they choose not to make one. In actuality it saves parents/caregivers time in having to deal with behavioral issues. Often parents of children with ASD or SPD who have used visual schedules will say that it has been their most useful resource. Anyone who has an autistic child knows that these kiddos need very structured schedules in their life and they are very … [Read more...]

Cleft lip Revision Surgery ~ Ethan’s Cleft Lip / Palate Journey

After Ethan was born we realized that even though he had a cleft lip, it wasn't as bad as some other kids cleft lips can be so we were able to cut out some extra surgeries fixing his lip. Our craniofacial surgeon told us they were hoping to fix his lip with only 1 surgery. Once surgery was completed that is just what they did, fix his cleft lip with only 1 surgery. Since he was younger when he got his first surgery, and just because Ethan is well... Ethan, keeping him from running around and … [Read more...]

Tonsils Out and Tubes In ~ Ethan’s Cleft Palate & Lip Journey

We found out when we were pregnant with our 5th child I seen a high risk specialist due to gestational diabetes. During the routine ultrasound we were told that more then likely our baby had a cleft lip and they were not sure if he had a cleft palate. You can read more about our beginning journey as well as his first surgery in our previous post. When he was born we knew he would need a cleft lip repair surgery, and possibly a cleft palate surgery too. I suppose because it is hard to imagine … [Read more...]

Cleft Palate Repair Surgery ~ Ethan’s Cleft Lip/Palate Journey

I posted about Ethan's Cleft Lip surgery when he was 3 months old and that explains the starting of his cleft lip and cleft palate repair journey. I also shared how we found out that our baby was going to be born with a cleft palate and lip and my struggles that come along with raising a child with a cleft lip and palate. Normally a child with a cleft palate would have cleft palate repair surgery before their 1st birthday to prevent any speech impairments. Because Ethan only had a partial cleft … [Read more...]

Nighttime Bedwetting Twitter Party #TRUEFITWALMART

Each child potty trains differently some are quick and others are just not ready. With Ethan, he was a very late potty trainer he just didn't have the ability to use the bathroom till a much later age then his siblings. To this day he still has problems with nighttime bedwetting. Because we have never experienced this with any of our other kids, I wasn't aware of the fact that many of the products that are out there are ok for younger kids but not so much the older ones. It's because older … [Read more...]

Night Time Bedwetting Solution With GoodNites* TRU-FIT*

Ethan was my latest potty trainer, and still to this day he still struggles with night time bedwetting. We struggled for a while trying to find products that would get him through the night without having to shower him and change his sheets every morning. We started using GoodNites® and realized how amazing their night time diapers were. No matter how much he wets during the night he wakes up dry every single morning! So when I seen a chance to help share the new line of products GoodNites* … [Read more...]

Childhood Illness, RA, 12 Appointments in 1 Week, and More…

Life had got the best of me since we went on vacation back at the end of August, and because of it my blog has really suffered. I figured it was about time for an update as to what is going on around here. There is a LOT which is why I haven't posted in quite a while. We are in the process of figuring out a HUGE health scare for Ethan,  just last week we had 12 appointments to go to in only 5 days!! Anthony has a cast and he also has had surgery. I have a bunch of posts from Christmas that I … [Read more...]

Early Intervention and Sensory Processing Disorder

Welcome to day 4 of our series 5 Days Of Sensory Processing Disorder!  On Monday I explained What Sensory Processing Disorder is, Tuesday I shared How Sensory Processing Disorder Effects your kids, and yesterday I shared the many sensory ideas we use in our house regularly to implement a sensory diet each day. Today I am going to talk about the importance Early Intervention, this is something I feel VERY strong. This is due to the fact that because of early intervention my 5 year old has been … [Read more...]

Ethan’s Sensory Processing Disorder Journey

Next week I am taking part in the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog Hop. There will be 90 bloggers that are participating, and each is choosing a topic to write about for the 5 days of the blog hop. I have chosen the topic Sensory Processing Disorder because it is a topic that I have learned so much about over the last 5 years, something we have come so far on, and something I have not shared much about on the blog. I am hoping that this series will bless anyone who is embarking on a scary path of … [Read more...]

Life With Sensory Processing Disorder

Because we have come so far, and Ethan has overcome so many of his sensory processing disorder behaviors I often think of him as a normal child, one without a disability. This last week was a bitter reminder to me that we are far from a child without disabilities, and something as simple as our daily routine being different in preparation for a garage sale can make me remember how far we still have yet to go. The last couple weeks we have been very busy with getting things ready for a garage … [Read more...]