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Pass the Peas, NOT the Screens

Screens do not belong at the dinner table and we do not belong in front of a screen while we are eating.  Here’s why: Eating uses all of our senses but the visual system is typically the strongest sensory system of … Continue reading

Putting screens to bed

My previous post about  taking a “screen-time” out is the start of how to make room in our lives for more connection, by disconnecting more often from our devices and how to help our children do the same.  This video came up … Continue reading

Screen “time-out”

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I’ve just created a screen “time-out” in our house. Not because anyone did anything bad. Not because anyone needs a consequence. And not because I’m trying to teach a lesson. O.k. I AM trying to teach a lesson, but they … Continue reading

Self-compassion & Screens…What do they have in common? My words for 2017

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Each year I like to choose a word (or a couple) instead of setting resolutions.  As I get older I notice the resolutions and “challenges” become just that, and life is challenging enough.  The words help me to focus throughout … Continue reading

Happy New Year Ovis!

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I love the new year.  I spend much of December reflecting on and prepping for not only the holiday season at home but but in my business for the new year of projects ahead.  But this year in December, I … Continue reading

“Easy-er” Parenting

People keep telling me that I will miss these days and you know what? I won’t. I won’t miss the battles over trying to get them out the door or to bed on time, to eat, or not eat, or … Continue reading

Sensory or Behavior or Both?

Sensory triggers can overwhelm

The line between sensory and behavior often becomes blurred and can be one of the most confusing challenges parents of kids with sensory processing disorder (SPD) face. Not all negative behaviors equal “sensory meltdown” and not all kids with behavior … Continue reading

Balance

It is fitting that it is the first week of February, and I am just now sitting down to write my first post of the new year. Fitting, because my word for the year (and topic for this post) is … Continue reading

“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
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