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Jean is the Mommy To Two Boys. Jaylen is 4 and on the Autism Spectrum, and Xavier, who is 2.
I am a SAHM to two beautiful, smart, spirited children, one of whom happens to have Sensory Processing Disorder.
I am a mom of two kids with ASD/SPD, living in a small town in Eastern Washington where services and supports are far and few between. Every day is a new challenge and every smile gives me a renewed sense of purpose. Having been a child on the high-functioning end of the spectrum myself, I am dedicated to providing my kids with the tools to not only cope but live productive, happy and fulfilling lives.
I'm a red head who is currently blonde and blue I love peanuts, F.Scott Fitzgerald, cooking, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, reading, running, gardening, Bob Dylan, AIDS Activism, sunroofs, being inspired, sleeping when it's raining, doing laundry, and mwah kisses from my Monster who was just diagnosed with SPD.
I am a SAHM of 3 kids: a teenage daughter who is 14, a 10 year old son with a variety of letters assigned to him (SPD, APD, AS, ADHD just to name a few), and a 7 year old son with severe allergies and asthma. My husband works out of town frequently, leaving me in charge of the daily madness.
Author of The Sensory Team Handbook (2009), Comic Sense (2010), and More Comic Sense (2011).
I am a 32 yr old mother to two boys. Jacob is 5 and has 5 out of 7 sensory issues; Gabe who is 3 and he has some sensory but I have not been able to pin point how many b/c he is so wild you would think his sensory takes his whole being. My boys have been in OT for several years now and it helps somewhat as long as they don't get overwhelmed, especially when they are tired. I was able to stay home with the boys for two and a half years while starting the therapies.
I am a wife and mother to three charming little guys. Bobby is an inquisitive boy with a grin that lights up a room. Andy is a hard-working creative genius hard at work on his next artistic or writing masterpiece. And Logan? Is quite the charmer and has a giggle that is infectious.
Together, the Moody guys are also all diagnosed with a rare disorder, called Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, autism, and epilepsy. As amazing and wonderful as my guys are, their diagnoses make our family one crazy place to call home.
Me? I'm Kat, mom to the gang and a writer. You can find me at my blog and other fun places online. When it comes to being a mom to kids with many diagnoses, I earned my experts' status the hard way, one crisis at a time. I hope you'll enjoy joining me for this journey called special needs parenting.
I am a stay home mom working hard to get my sparkle back. I have two daughters, a husband and a crazy dog.
Stella, age 5, is my worrier. She is sensitive, stubborn, creative and knows how to push my buttons.
Emmy, age 3, is my funny little spark plug. She has GI issues, food allergies/intolerances , sensory processing disorder and behavioral issues.
My husband is my best friend. That said, he isn't perfect and we struggle to make sense of our crazy life.
My life has been a roller coaster. Through it all, I always have a smile on face and am quick to laugh at all the craziness. Inside I struggle as I have dealt with anxiety and depression since I was a young child.
Join me in the journey that is our crazy life! Laugh with me, cry with me, drink wine with me as I work to discover who I am and get my sparkle back.
I look forward to reading your feedback!
Follow me on: www.sparklemommy.com
or on Twitter @Sparkle_Mommy
70% medical secretary (LOL- If I ever get around to finishing the course I will up the percentage).
Online SPD advocate (Sensory Processing Dysfunction/Sensory Processing Disorder @ Facebook.com) ---it's a group.
I am a stay-at-home mom. Our oldest son is 10 and has SPD. Our daughter is 7 and is neurotypical. Our youngest son is 5 and has SPD, Anxiety Disorder, and is on the spectrum. We are going through the diagnostic process with him right now. I am currently pursuing a degree in Exceptional Education. Life is never dull....but thankfully I have a great sense of humor!
I'm a stay at home mom, because I love my kids and can't afford to work. I have 3 children ages 4, 3, & 14 months as of 8-4-11, you can do the math so I dont have to update my bio info every month! LOL All 3 of my children have SPD, and we are slowly adding to the list. My 3 yr old has sleep apnea, sleep disturbances, and ODD (oppositional defiance disorder). Its always an adventure here! My blog and olther SPD groups help me keep my sanity!
My name is Melissa and I am a mother of two. My son Mateo was diagnosed with Autism at 2 1/2 and is now 5. My daughter is 7 and is neuro-typical. Mateo also has SPD and we have found Occupational Tools to be an excellent way to help Mateo focus and very calming for him.
I am a father of four beautiful kids. One of my kids, Reagan, was diagnosed under the autims spectrum. She's a lively and loving child who is working hard in using her words to communicate with us all. I think sometimes we as people forget that there's always more than one way to hear someone talking to us. I basically had to learn Reagan's language in order to understand her. Just as a new parent can hear their newborn's cries and automatically know it must be feeding or changing time, I had to learn Reagan's cries. Now she's 7 and is really learning to use her words.
I wrote a book titled Reagle Beagle (one of many nicknames we have for Reagan at home is Reagle Beagle) in hopes of reaching typical kids and teaching them not all learn or communicate the same, but we are all the same, sortaspeak.
I am the mother of Mini Meerkat, a wonderful little girl with spina bifida and sensory issues. We also deal with multiple food allergies and celiac disease. I can frequently be found meerkat wrangling, writing, and knitting.
I drive a 2002 Honda Odyssey with McDonalds' french fries ground into the seats and the fragrant aroma of spoiled chocolate soy milk in the carpet.
Our family is walking chaos... with three boys 5, 3, and 2, we are never far from disaster striking which usually manifests in forms like pooping from one end of the kitchen to the other or attempted shankings with broken toys.
The last 2 years have been the most challenging of my life. We have faced disaster in almost every aspect, from a failing consulting business (note to self, don't quite job and start new business in a new field with no experience in a down economy) to our older two sons being diagnosed with autism.
Autism is lonely and so many days we just can't even leave the house, so I am excited to help build a community of love and support with other moms. Being a mom is hard... with or without special needs kids! It's time for us to join together... stop judging each other, stop pretending we have it all together and just be free to be who God made us to be.
I'm 25. I have one child named Carter. He Is 4 almost 5. I am a single mom with no help. I am struggling with His recent dx with sensory integration disorder and an unknown nervous system issue and he was also dx with ODD. I feel like I'm failing as a parent and a person. I don't know how to help my child!
I am a working mom with 2 beautiful children. A bright and funny 4 year old girl with Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety. And a fun and loving 15 month old boy.
I'm a school teacher gone stay at home mommy to two little boys. My oldest has SPD/SID and autism. I also craft to keep the stress from gobbling me for lunch.
Living in beautiful Western Washington with my family, advocating for our son who has sensory processing disorder and autism, studying Human Development at WSU and working with kiddos on the spectrum. Enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.
I'm a mother of three beautiful boys, from 4 months to almost 6 years old. My two oldest have Sensory Processing Disorder. My hobbies include, but are not limited to: writing, skating, martial arts, making jewelry (I'm building my website now) cooking, reading and watching comedy. This is my very first blog. I was a bit intimidated at first, but am now learning the in's and out's of the blogging community. It's very rewarding and I'm excited to learn more. I welcome any tips and critique. I can't wait to meet some fellow blogging mommies.
Karen Mayes lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two energetic boys. She worked in the field of finance and data research but in 2010 her life abruptly changed courses. After her oldest son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, Karen turned to writing as an emotional outlet and to educate others on the disorder through her son’s and family’s experiences.