Health and Wellness

It’s All About the Nutrition…

Nutrition is fuel for the brain and body…so why would we give them anything but the best foods to help them develop and grow?  The emotional, social, and physical development that occurs in the earliest years will have a direct impact on their overall development throughout life, and the nutrients we eat play a huge role in this process.  Of…

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Our Homeopathy Journey

Our homeopathy journey has been nothing short of fascinating.  We started exploring it as an option when Elijah was not holding his upper cervical adjustments.  He was needing to be adjusted every week to two weeks and we were feeling like it was never going to get better.  Every time he was out of alignment he had the same signs…irritable,…

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Education

12 OT Activities That Really Help

http:// When we recently requested an occupational therapy evaluation we were focused on his sensory needs, not really his fine motor skills.  Thankfully, we are now aware of his needs in both areas and getting him some great weekly therapy with an OT and strategies to use at home.  These are some of the things we’ve tried recently: Tearing construction…

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Dad’s Love

Parents are the most important people in a child’s life.  There’s just no way around that.  Kids develop their security and confidence from the relationships they have with their parents, and the parent of the opposite gender is even more important in so many ways.  Irv and I have talked about this many times and how his relationship with Payton…

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Ready for the Polar Plunge!

We’re 2 weeks away from plunging for the 4th year in a row.  We’re so grateful for all our friends and family that have supported us every year and especially those that have braved the cold and jumped along with us.  We hope more will join us in what is truly an amazing experience.  Please check out the link and…

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Have a Cough?…Try Onions

Elijah has been battling a cold since right after Christmas.  It’s gone through a lot of phases over the last month…starting as bad congestion, then a brief scare of a croup sounding cough, loss of appetite, a productive sounding cough, and now FINALLY…HOPEFULLY…he’s coming out of all this.  I wanted to share one (among many) amazing things our natural doctor…

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3 easy steps to create personalized books

Finding​ ​new​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​their​ ​attention​ ​is​ ​always​ ​a​ ​challenge.​ ​​ ​Thankfully​ ​we​ ​can​ ​cycle  through​ ​games,​ ​puzzles,​ ​flashcards,​ ​and​ ​books​ ​every​ ​couple​ ​weeks​ ​and​ ​they​ ​seem​ ​like​ ​new​ ​to  them.​ ​We’ve​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​up​ ​the​ ​rigor​ ​lately​ ​and​ ​give​ ​them​ ​the​ ​next​ ​challenge​ ​in​ ​literacy.​ ​They  have​ ​shelves​ ​and​ ​shelves​ ​of​ ​books​ ​that​ ​they​ ​love​ ​to​ ​read,​ ​but​…

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Health and Wellness

What are Some Great Calming Techniques?

Needing physical input is something that some kids need more than others.  We are finding out more and more that it is a key part of keeping Elijah focused and calm.  Sometimes he just needs a “squeeze” (big bear hug), and other times he needs to roll over the fitness ball or use the weighted blanket.  After talking with his…

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