Category Archives: Feeding

learning…

Learning…I’ve not written about homeschooling yet so I thought maybe this would be a good time.  Homeschooling isn’t so typical for us, we have many challenges to get over.  We do use therapies as part of our daily routine (even if we are still on sabbatical from professional therapies at our local hospital).  We do…

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Gourmet baby from the getgo…

Do you cook seperate for someone in the family?  Do they have special dietary restrictions or needs?  My son has a dairy allergy.  I say an allergy because it appears that if we avoid it all together we have a sweeter life.  We’ve never had an official test, but doctor’s have said why test you…

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Tube Wars

For the past 20 years my daughter Melissa has used a NG tube as her primary method of feeding. There has always been much controversy about the use of NG vs. G-Tubes. My story offers our experiences.

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The Love Nest

Being new to 5MSN, I wanted to introduce myself to you, in a way that brought you close to my… bedroom? I have no shame! That’s right, we are going straight to the master suite…the place where the magic happens! (Hey, I made the bed for the picture! That’s an accomplishment in and of itself!)…

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Oh Baby!

I attended a baby shower this past weekend that was a bit unconventional. The mom-to-be is a woman who worked after school with my daughter, Ashley. She is also a high school special education teacher. Dad-to-be works at the same high school and assists students with special needs find supported employment. They seem to be…

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Dinner Out

Ashley had a good day at school today UNTIL her vision teacher showed up just 15 minutes before the end of the school day. Ashley may not be able to tell you exactly what time it is, but she knows her daily schedule down to every last minute. School is over at 3:15 pm, and…

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Feeding Frenzy

Both Corey and Jessica have some strange obsessions with food, and I don’t know how to help them. I had hoped that enough time in a stable, loving home would let both of them know that food is something they don’t have to worry about. But still it seems that they do. Corey’s and Jessica’s…

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Feeding highs and woes

This is Max feeding himself. It is an awesome sight—for so many years, we had to spoon feed  him because he lacked the hand coordination to do it himself. Max still likes it when we do it for him. But he adores sweet potatoes, and he was gung-ho to down a bowlful by himself. Back…

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Try This Tuesday #54: Mikey Likes It!

Nothing earth shattering going on around here except that in that past week, my son has ingested three servings of blueberries. Pretty amazing for a kid that had declared a ban on all fruits and vegetables and would cry at the request to try even a new variety of candy. I have seen a greater…

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Our Step2 Winner!

One of the things I love most about hosting reviews and giveaways here on 5 Minutes For Special Needs is being able to visit so many new blogs! Today’s winner was chosen by Random.org. And the winner is…………. heidimarie! Don’t forget! Take a picture of your child enjoying some ice cream and you could win…

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