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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2014, 06:31 PM
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Views: 613
Posted By mariee
I'm not sure that I have any words of wisdom,...

I'm not sure that I have any words of wisdom, lol, but I totally feel like we are on a different planet with our son's needs.  No one- no one- gets what it is like for DH and I to keep our son safe...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-28-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By mariee
We have a few Little Bear books.... Mylie, did...

We have a few Little Bear books.... Mylie, did you mean books or audio?  Or are there Little Bear movies? 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-27-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By mariee
Thanks!  All really great ideas! I had...

Thanks!  All really great ideas!
I had completely forgotten about audio books, so I will be collecting some of those before we hit the road.... and definitely loading up the ipod with some kid...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By mariee
Hi all! DS is 4, with ASD and SPD dx. We really...

Hi all! DS is 4, with ASD and SPD dx. We really limit him on media, because it does nothing for his social interactions with others. But we will be making a 20 hr road trip soon and need some media...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By mariee
The bouncy chair is great for the bathroom...

The bouncy chair is great for the bathroom floor!  Use it all the time from birth until about 8 months (when she was really intent on getting out of it!)  
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-28-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By mariee
That sounds really good!  Hope the new one works...

That sounds really good!  Hope the new one works well for you!  
 
We are still trying to figure out what works best here.... its totally a work in progress.  Social stories have been really...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By mariee
I love this idea.  I would love to have the...

I love this idea.  I would love to have the house to myself to do EXACTLY all the same things you mention.  So, yes, I think it is totally normal!  I would seriously be so, so happy to have half a...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,795
Posted By mariee
ERGO!!   Seriously wish I knew about them so...

ERGO!!
 
Seriously wish I knew about them so much sooner with my first born!  Totally worth every penny, used every day, often multiple times per day.  Love, love, love!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By mariee
I'm sorry if my words were not more carefully...

I'm sorry if my words were not more carefully chosen.  I'm freaking exhausted most days and often don't come across the way I mean to.  Glad you were not offended nsmomtobe.  
 
The first...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-25-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,287
Posted By mariee
You will be amazed at how much time you spend...

You will be amazed at how much time you spend bfing at first!  So.... make yourself a cozy little nursing nook, complete with side table, lamp, magazines, a place for your water, and snacks, etc.  ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-24-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By mariee
Definitely agree on the parenting styles...

Definitely agree on the parenting styles comment.  The parenting style that I had envisioned us using is absolutely useless with our son (age 3).  
 
When you have a special needs child, you have...
Forum: Babywearing   03-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By mariee
Great advice, sageowl!  I find that a lot of...

Great advice, sageowl!  I find that a lot of people find it an entertaining novelty to see one of my kids in the Ergo, especially when on my back.  Often they are both amused (at the cuteness? idk!)...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By mariee
I'm not sure if this helps, but this is the...

I'm not sure if this helps, but this is the practice we use for Occupational Therapy.  One of the providers in the practice is a naturopath physician.  We don't see her ourselves, but I have heard...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By mariee
Hi and welcome to CT!  Are you familiar with the...

Hi and welcome to CT!  Are you familiar with the area at all?  I wish I could give you better specifics, but you will likely be able to find the kind of ped you are looking for in the West Hartford...
Forum: Babywearing   03-04-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By mariee
I tend to share how insanely comfortable and...

I tend to share how insanely comfortable and versatile the Ergo is when the subject of babywearing comes up!
 
Ex; the fact that both DH and I can wear it and quickly adjust it to fit our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By mariee
Thanks, Linda!  Good reminder, I know this will...

Thanks, Linda!  Good reminder, I know this will all change eventually.  My in laws have actually made more of an effort to visit briefly over the course of the last year, so I suppose I should be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By mariee
Thanks for all the feedback, guys!  It is...

Thanks for all the feedback, guys!  It is reassuring to know that at least we are not alone in this situation.... 
 
I think DH and I have somewhat committed to a few afternoon hours out every...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By mariee
Well, I wouldn't take her comment too...

Well, I wouldn't take her comment too personally.  
Think back to what life was like pre children..... I bet ANY family with kids is child-centric to her right now.
 
I used to think that kids...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,582
Posted By mariee
I don't know, but I can tell you that my son's...

I don't know, but I can tell you that my son's SPD is so strange....  He can be very calm when he is home with just me and baby sister.  But if we introduce even one more person into the equation,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By mariee
I don't know if I need to vent or hear...

I don't know if I need to vent or hear suggestions, but I'm just spent.  DH and I have zero- ZERO- time to ourselves or time to spend with one another and it seems like that is just not going to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-29-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,582
Posted By mariee
Ok, I have to admit I've not read previous...

Ok, I have to admit I've not read previous responses, but everything you are describing about his behavior can certainly be attributed to Sensory Processing Disorder.  My biggest questions are 1....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By mariee
Kids with SPD can be either seekers or avoiders...

Kids with SPD can be either seekers or avoiders in all areas of the eight senses. A lot of kids seek some sensations and avoid others.  There's no one single SPD type, so I'd say just rest assured...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-20-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By mariee
Books sound like a wonderful gift for baby!  I...

Books sound like a wonderful gift for baby!  I think the only faux pas when it comes to the registry would be if there was a particular item that she registered for, say a baby bouncer, and instead...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By mariee
Does she have an Auditory or Auditory Filtering...

Does she have an Auditory or Auditory Filtering Disorder?
Hmm...I'd say white noise, headphones, background music would all be good options.  Or if you can introduce some kind of therapeutic for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By mariee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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