Category Archives: Stuff We Love

It’s POTTY TIME!!!!

A few years ago, I fell in love with Signing Time. Jack was struggling to do much more than scream and I was increasingly frustrated. In a last ditch effort, I bought some DVDs and prayed that he would communicate with me. Slowly, he began to sign (things like more and done) and I felt…

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Rebuilding Life – An Interview With a Pro Who “Gets” Us

You know those stories we all tell about our kids’ care team professionals who don’t have a clue? The ones who clearly don’t know at all what life is like outside their 15-minute office visit with our child and her challenges? My guest today is NOT one of those professionals! Harriet Cabelly is a Life…

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Special Needs Toy Guide

I have been working on a toy guide for special needs kids for some time. I pitched the idea to TimetoPlaymag.com and they were just as excited as I was about it. Basically, how this guide differs from others out there, is it is compiled 100% by a mom of a special needs kid. My…

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iPod Touch and iPad Apps for Special Needs

In my last post I mentioned how we use an iPod Touch to help Peanut communicate.  Dana, a speech pathologist, asked me what apps we have found useful in helping Peanut with her communication.  We have found a few apps that we like, but I thought it would be fun to see what everyone else…

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Songs of Love review

Songs of Love is a non-for-profit organization that makes free CDs for seriously ill children.  As a music therapist and a caring individual who knows people benefiting from this kind of service, I have contacted them a few times.  Though they often advertise that they make CDs for children who have cancer or other serious…

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What Tune Do You Live By?

One of the greatest things about people is the ability to be creative. Except when it’s a four year old creatively pretending to play a CD she made (out of cardboard). In your minivan’s CD player. Yep. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking of the music I’m not listening to. The favorites…

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Heather’s Must-Haves

I, unashamedly, am the self-proclaimed best online shopper the world has ever seen. I have found some of the coolest stuff. Far be it from me to not share the wealth, right? So, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite finds…and introduce you to some of my favorite online personalities in the…

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Birds of a Feather: The Special Needs Lunch & More BlogHer highlights

I left my 2yo medically fragile son for five days…count ’em five days AND nights, to attend BlogHer’10 in New York City. It was business, it was pleasure, it was exhausting…you name it – I felt it. Mostly I felt terribly guilty about going, but given the awesome opportunity I just felt I could not pass it…

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Summer Book Club: Cowboy and Wills by Monica Holloway

As promised, I am back to discuss Cowboy & Wills: A Remarkable Little Boy and the Puppy that Changed His Life by Monica Holloway, a book that I chose for an ad hoc summer book club. I loved it so much that I dove right into Monica’s first book, the critically acclaimed Driving With Dead…

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Simon Says

Dear Ashley, I’ve grown accustomed to having my sleep interrupted by your nightly desire for a party. Why your party urgings strike at 3:00 a.m., I’ll never know. But until last night, I’ve never had my dreams interrupted by party fever, merely my sleep. Last night, Simon Baker (who played the hotshot lawyer, Nick Fallin…

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