My youngest son is six years old, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, with sensory processing disorder. He loves riding in the car, more than most things, and we often go to a park every single day, rain or shine. I
I haven’t posted in a long time. I have a lot of unpublished drafts that never made it to the finish line! I guess for the past months, since late fall really, we have been home a lot more and
We used to live in a world where we ate according to what was available during the seasons in the region where we lived. We preserved food in order to not die of starvation and ate a variety of foods
G has a scoop of protein powder in his food once a day. I keep thinking – what exactly is in it, and could it be better? And in fact, all of us in the family should have this powder
Many of Portland’s Western Red Cedar trees are dying due to climate changes. In the park near our home, it has happened to many of them in the past twelve months. The only good thing that came out of it
Gavin has never had GI problems. He usually makes a bowel movement a few times a day and he has always been like this. He was only constipated a handful of times in his five years of life. For this
Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand, according to researchers. It’s estimated that one in 68 children in the United States has autism and one to two in 1,000 have apraxia.
It’s Friday and our first week of homeschool is done. I teach L downstairs on M/W/F, and grandmother M teaches him T/TH. (That means we alternate being with G on those days so it’s been really good for both boys.)
I was going through photos and found an old screenshot of a kindergarten checklist before L went to kindergarten. I remember when I read this and didn’t really think much about it. But I kept it to refer back to.
For a couple of years, G does not sit at the breakfast nook. Something about the way the cushions move, or how high the benches are – he doesn’t want to sit here. Even though his legs are so long