Sometimes We All Need Some Fun

Living in the world of special needs can be exhausting. With all the communication challenges, the physical demands, and even the emotional ups and downs, we can ALL use a break sometimes.

Even the twins understand that!

The other night, after eating, playing, brushing teeth, and knowing it was almost bedtime, the boys decided they needed a stress reliever, and this is what we got…

Just within the last few months, both boys have gotten comfortable physically playing with each other like this. It’s so nice to see the therapy they have been going through working well and getting them out of their sensory processing shells!

It’s also good to see that the boys can find ways to relieve stress, as well. Of course, they feel the same frustrations that I do when I can’t seem to guess what they want or need. They can’t communicate it very well either.

Watching them get in great fun like this does a mom’s heart good.

Now… just to figure out how to relieve MY stress… I’m thankful to have my essential oils to help!

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JessBio200 Sometimes We All Need Some FunJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

Sometimes We All Need Some Fun

A Real Day for a Special Needs Mom

Unless you are a mom or dad to a special needs child with a communication issue, you just don’t quite understand the fun that we have with our little ones, their frustration, and our level of patience.

Here is just a small glimmer (15 seconds, as a matter of fact) into my life. What you don’t get to experience is being trapped in a car with this for almost 2 hours. At least he got quiet when we got out of the car and went into stores.

Kids can have all sorts of issues that affect them ~ sensory defensiveness, speech delays, gross and/or fine motor skill troubles, learning delays, and many more. My boys have had to go through even more therapy than my daughter who has gait instability, walks with a walker, and uses a power chair for distance! When you have a child with sensory processing issues, it’s a whole different world all on it’s own.

Because our therapy sessions back in August began with so much sensory developing exercises, we, unfortunately, re-enforced the wrong communication because we were trying to relieve frustration. Now that the boys are almost 3, they are having to learn how to “officially” communicate all over again. Needless to say, some days, this is what we get.

I share this with you for one main reason: never judge a book by it’s cover. Don’t assume everyone always has their life together. Never assume that the life of anyone around you is easier than yours. Don’t envy others for what they have and what you don’t have.

We are all blessed. We all have troubles in this life that must be overcome. We are all working to be something and do something greater!

For now… I’m just trying to make it through this day!!

Do you have any days like this? Please tell me I’m not the only one! Share your fun, stressful days in a comment below. It’s nice to know we aren’t alone!

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JessBio200 A Real Day for a Special Needs MomJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

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Motherhood is a Blast!!… Especially With a Sensory Defensive Child

We had a great day yesterday with occupational and speech therapy with the twins. I’m so glad to see how far they have progressed, especially in the eyes of their therapists. They even waved goodbye to their Speech Therapist that stopped to say how much they have changed and improved. After having lived through the crazy effects of sensory defensiveness and processing issues, it’s nice to now have a bit more normalcy in the house!

It’s still very tough not being able to fully communicate with them. Add on top of my frustration and their frustration 2-year old attitudes, and there are just some days we have red-faced screams coming 0-60 in 2.5 seconds! Seriously, I think Andrew couldn’t get any more red or loud if he tried!!!

Fortunately, the therapies are working, however, it’s still a tough spot. They certainly still need help, especially with language. There are some signs they are picking up on, some words they say, and some signs they totally goof up ~ but it’s adorable and I at least get the point. It’s the pointing, the screaming, and the frustration on a daily basis that wears on you.

I do my best to communicate with them and at least heard from the Speech Therapist that there are some positive things I’ve already implemented on my own that are great to do. YAY! Things like saying “First… then…” and giving them a sequence of events of how things are going to work instead of using “If you… then…” ~ we aren’t trying to convince our kids to do things. We are telling them what will happen and when they will get what they want (like Matthew this morning not wanting to get out of his crib until I handed him a toy on the floor… I explained I needed to change him first, then would put him on the floor, and he could then get whatever he wanted… needless to say, he refused to get out of the bed until he saw his brother starting breakfast without him!).

Kids are a blessing, even through the tough times. There are always phases they go through that can be either positive or negative, depending on how you view them, your reaction to them, and your expectation from them.

But we keep on with therapies. We keep encouraging them. We keep loving them, just like they are.

Motherhood is a blast!!

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JessBio200 Motherhood is a Blast!!... Especially With a Sensory Defensive ChildJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

Motherhood is a Blast!!… Especially With a Sensory Defensive Child