Entry Thirty Seven- A Beautiful Story

In April of 2019 my son was taken via ambulance to the closest pediatric hospital because he was having difficulty breathing. He was 6 months old at that time. It felt like things were spiraling out of control that day. I remember that I had taken him to the walk-in clinic because he seemed toContinue reading “Entry Thirty Seven- A Beautiful Story”

Christmas Gift Guide for Olivia (Typically Developing 6 year old)

My daughter already has one of these. She loves the little bracelet and storing it in the fortune cookie. Fortune Cookie Bracelet $6.78 Olivia is obsessed with connect the dots. Connect the Dot $7.84 (on amazon.ca, image also taken from amazon.ca) She did a couple of “youtube learn to draw videos”, instead of her staringContinue reading “Christmas Gift Guide for Olivia (Typically Developing 6 year old)”

Christmas 2020 Gift Guide for Oscar (26months old, developmentally probably 12-16months old)

These are real images (which I am learning is easier for the brain to process vs. cartoon images). I was planning on taping these to the wall. Hopefully he becomes inquisitive! 50 First Words Flashcards: Scholastic $5.50 on amazon.ca (Image taken from amazon.ca) Hopefully encourages some fine motor skills? At least I won’t lose theContinue reading “Christmas 2020 Gift Guide for Oscar (26months old, developmentally probably 12-16months old)”

Entry Thirty Five- A Million Tiny Losses

I can’t take credit for the title. Someone in one of the online support groups that I peruse used “a million tiny losses” to describe what grief feels like to a parent of a special needs child. I thought that it was a perfect descriptor. Grief is the “response to loss”(wikipedia)…”a deep and poignant distress”Continue reading “Entry Thirty Five- A Million Tiny Losses”

Entry Thirty Four- The Lies I Tell Myself

“The greatest sources of our suffering are the lies we tell ourselves”…”people can never get better without knowing what they know and feeling what they feel” (The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk) This rings true for me. I will forever be grateful for having access to my social worker. She helpedContinue reading “Entry Thirty Four- The Lies I Tell Myself”

Entry Thirty Three- My Worry vs Your Worry

My worry is different from your worry. It is not more than or less than but different. I think that I am now in an emotional place where I can understand this. This wasn’t always the case. I used to be unable to see beyond my own sense of worry and even though I neverContinue reading “Entry Thirty Three- My Worry vs Your Worry”