My son is always holding something; a toy car, a ball, his blanket, a puzzle piece. We thought it was so adorable that wherever we went, he would find a "treasure" as we called it. The first time we went to a park, he found a tiny piece of tree bark and carried it around all day and then into … Continue reading Grounding Objects
"It takes a village.." and the teachers we have through the Early Intervention program are my village. As a first time mom, I read a ton of books about child development and although doctors say “every child develops at different paces” I constantly checked to make sure my son was reaching his milestones every month. He … Continue reading Early Intervention Is My Village
When we got pregnant, my husband and I decided we were going to teach our child sign language. We learned that before a child is able to physically speak, as in having developed muscle tone and coordination to move the mouth, tongue and breath, they have the hand coordination to sign. And since their little brains are working hard … Continue reading If You Can’t Say It, Sign It
Most of my sons major challenges have to do with his sensory processing: he's both sensory defensive and seeking. Some things are just too much for him to handle; such as super busy public places, most foods, and anything that sticks to his hands (defensive). And some days, his body and mind just need more … Continue reading I’m Not Sensory, You Are.
After moving a million times over the last few years, I finally had time to start going through my storage and found a treasure box of Geek Girls Network memorabilia: con passes, handouts, buttons, flyers, and DVDs of the first ever GGN Panel from the 2010 #SDCC called GEEK GIRLS DO EXIST ! What an … Continue reading GGN 2010 #SDCC Panel – Geek Girls Do Exist
(image source: Autumn Wheelock) Across the globe starting at noon today, cosplayers will be taking over the internet with one simple, powerful message: #WeWantWidow! **CHECK OUT OUR FLASH MOB PHOTO GALLERY** It’s no secret than many fans and feminists alike feel Avengers: Age of Ultron completely dropped the ball with Black Widow. We were all excited … Continue reading #WeWantWidow
"James never thought himself a villain, you see, for he was intimately acquainted with the devils that adorn suits of manhood. He knows them by the gin on their breath and by the leather worn ‘round their waist; the leather that comes to bite him every night on the backside. He knows them by the … Continue reading Peter & James Excerpt (for #NaNoWriMo)