Category Archives: Development

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

Screen “time-out”

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

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

“Picky eater” or “problem feeder”?

I can anecdotally tell you that picky eating is a parenting issue on the rise. As a therapist, I have multiple opinions as to where this trend comes from and as a parent, I know the stress this pattern can bring to a family. Thankfully, there are some straightforward things that can be done, both as a therapist or a parent, to begin the process of correcting this difficult pattern. Continue reading

Easy peasy shoe tying

I had the pleasure of participating in the launch of our “I CAN…” classes yesterday at Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC!  I say “participating” because, 1) I wasn’t leading the class, which may have contributed to some of my pleasure given that … Continue reading

Sugar-free soapbox

This morning I am stepping up firmly onto one of my soap boxes: the need for healthier food in school cafeterias and keeping recess in school!  FYI this all comes from my daughter announcing that the special dessert at school … Continue reading

The “vestibular giggle”; we all need a jolly jumper

If you’ve ever listened to a little baby  belly laugh while in the jolly jumper, or heard toddlers squeal with delight while being tossed gently but high into the air by their parents, or listened to school children laughing out … Continue reading

Finding my “happy place” at work

We all have a “happy place” and while I like my job, even love it on many days, I’d much rather be stationed on the porch of a cozy cottage in the mountains overlooking a freshwater lake, hot mug of … 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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