This post has been updated to reflect the current information regarding this article. Thanks for reading! Our son has mild cerebral palsy, but that sure doesn't stop him from doing the things that he loves. One of the things he loves to do is to swim. Swimming provides freedom and improves mobility for kids with cerebral palsy like our son, and there are many … [Read more...] about How Swimming and Aquatic Therapy Can Provide Freedom and Help to Improve Mobility For Kids With Cerebral Palsy #kidshealth
Hair growing in places they never knew existed. Acne. Breasts Getting Bigger. Wet dreams. Periods and cramping. Erections when they least expect them. Being overly emotional about almost everything. Weight gain. Smelly armpits and feet. Attraction to the opposite sex. Plus sex and where babies come from. All of these things can give parents a wicked migraine that can last a … [Read more...] about How and When To Talk About Puberty and Sex With Your Kids And What All Parents Should Know.
With cold and flu season still impacting the majority of the population, taking a temperature should be quick and easy. One thing I hate when my kids are sick is if they have a fever. A high fever can be especially dangerous. My oldest used to get fibral seizures if his body temperature spikes. So having a good thermometer in the house is a must for me. The last thing kids … [Read more...] about Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer Review
With the cold and flu season upon us, despite the fact early spring is on the horizon, we are still suffering from a dry winter season and the spread of viruses. Cold and flu season was expected to hit later this year and it has in February. This year for our family it meant stocking up on a few supplies needed to make tackling runny noses, itchy and sore throats and that … [Read more...] about Win Sweet Dreams While Staying Cool
With the kids back in school, one thing I make sure to promote is clean hands. So this year we are participating in Global Handwashing Day with Dial on October 15th. Kids are sponges for germs especially touching everything on their desks, water fountains, you name it and the germs come home. Dial is a brand that cares about clean hands and I love their fruity … [Read more...] about Global Hand Washing Day with Dial October 15th
One of the biggest fears we have as parents is watching our children get hurt. Whether it's physically or emotionally. It's difficult to see our children push boundaries when we know it will directly affect them. Trace is nine years old. Born with disabilities that include: Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder, it's been a long road of medical visits, … [Read more...] about The Importance of Never Giving Up! #disabilityworld
Nothing can prepare you for an injury sustained during the birth of your child except for information. We didn't have such information when our youngest Trace was born. In fact, we knew nothing about birth related injuries or how they can affect you as a family and affect your child. I wish we had. When Trace was born, I knew immediately something was wrong. He was … [Read more...] about Do you know Your Rights When Dealing with Birth Related Injuries: Brad Bradshaw
I hate Monday's and no it's not because I'm like Garfield. It's because Monday's for us consist of turmoil, raging, tantrums, yelling, emotional boundaries being broken or hidden and having to sit and watch while our son struggles leaving us feeling utterly helpless. Trace has always had trouble with Monday's. Transitioning from the weekend has never been easy for him. He … [Read more...] about Bipolar In Children and Anger Issues
I can hear it from the kitchen, my 15 yr old sits in the red chair facing the television that isn't on, cell phone in his hand, watching Youtube and projecting a deep guttural laugh that causes me to giggle myself. I know what he's watching and I smile. It's just a milk carton and his snack buds. There's nothing wrong with that! Milk West presents Snack Time on Youtube … [Read more...] about Milk West Makes Snack Time Animated and Fun!
[stextbox id="custom"]“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Milk Unleashed blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”[/stextbox] As a busy mom on the go, planning trips, outings, places to visit this summer. It's important that when I pack a lunch and snacks to take along on our family adventures, the snacks are nutritious and … [Read more...] about Milk Unleashed: Give your kids the calcium they need! #milkunleashed
I wrote an article a while back on something that happened to my nephew when he was climbing a dresser and how he got hurt because the television tipped over on him. Is there a way you can keep your kids from getting hurt when a television tips over? What steps can you take to make your home more safe? SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide Launch TV Safety … [Read more...] about Keeping your kids safe from tv tip overs
Food is the key to healthy living... "I can't eat!" "Why?" "Something is just holding me back. I don't know what it is. I want to eat but just... can't." This is the conversation I have with monkey lately concerning his eating habits... or lack of eating I should say. It started about two weeks ago. Food became a real challenge, no matter what I made, even things he … [Read more...] about Food Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great holiday. We did, although it was quiet because of illness. We had some great family together, which is important. We also dealt with a few things over the holidays concerning monkey and his disabilities which is why I want to talk to you today. A lot of people don't understand when I tell them monkey has SPD (Sensory Processing … [Read more...] about Sensory Processing Disorder and Migraines
Did you know that one child dies every three weeks from a TV tipping over? I know it's not something we (hubby and I) ever thought about when we thought about safety in our home and our kids. I mean I thought my television was safe where it was, perched on top of my Ikea shelf stand. I was wrong! A new report collected reveals that there has been a 31% … [Read more...] about Safe Kids Worldwide Sanus Report Child Deaths Injuries from TV Tip-overs
One thing about being a special needs mom is I'm always on the look out for toys that can help improve my son's mobility. Anything using his hands or fingers is important, to help strengthen and increase the circulatory movement so that he can use his hands to the best of his ability. Simply tasks can sometimes be daunting for our son. Things like holding a pencil, a glass, … [Read more...] about How LEGO helps kids with mobility issues