That last baby I had is now a big sister. Baby Max joined our crazy larger-than-the-average-family circus in April.
In that time, I’ve learned more than I ever thought I’d need to know about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We’ve been in, and out of, and back into speech therapy and OT with our little guy, Danno.
I’ve read, researched, and read some more, turning our daily lives into what feels like one great big therapy session. From every toy I buy (or don’t buy, for that matter), to every new piece of homeschool curriculum, I find myself evaluating it on its therapeutic potential.
We’ve also had a child finally officially diagnosed with significant dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, with a younger sibling showing some similar struggles.
We’ve always been rather laid-back, eclectic, homeschoolers, but after a few years of trying everything I could get my hands on, we’ve become about as outside-of-the-box & non-traditional as homeschoolers come, stopping just shy of total unschooling.
August 5th, of this year, marked not only my birthday once again, but 6 years from Ian’s cancer diagnosis. It’s been a long, hard journey.
Oh, and we’ve had one more big change – we moved. Same city, but we left our “unique” house out in the country, and moved into what I affectionately refer to as, The Big Blue House on the River, which happens to be “in town.” Having neighbors has taken a little getting used to, but it’s been a great move for our family in so many ways.
I’m hoping to wade back into the blogging waters as we settle into more of a regular routine this fall. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with old “friends in the computer” and meeting some new ones!
You can also find me at anordinarymom on Instagram, where I love sharing random glimpses into our large family, homeschool family, autism family life!