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Tag: early intervention

The Sweetest Surprise :: Gabriel’s NICU Journey

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My youngest son has always been full of surprises. This isn't shocking, considering he, himself, was the biggest surprise of my life. I was...

Starting Early Intervention During a Pandemic

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The two months leading up to the widespread stay-at-home advisories were a blur. I was working two jobs, with increased hours at both. It...

No, She’s Not Walking Yet (and Please Stop Asking Me About...

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See, I'm totally aware that my daughter's not walking. And I'm totally aware that kids develop different skills at different times. And I'm really proud of the things she does do. Her language and social skills have really exploded in the last couple weeks. But this constant barrage of questions kills me and leaves me feeling like she's the racehorse who hasn't even left the gate.

Dear Blippi :: A Love Letter to My Toddler’s Favorite YouTube...

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Blippi, you are welcome to stay for as long as Gabe will have you. With each new video you post, new words appear in my son's vocabulary. You have been a bonus teacher to him, encouraging his growth in an engaging, toddler-appropriate way.

4 Things I’ve Learned From Having a Speech Delayed Child

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When my son Dylan wasn't saying any words (or even copying sounds) at 17 months, we decided it was time to get him evaluated...

Embracing Early Intervention

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As a mom of two kids under the age of 4, the last few years of my life have revolved around witnessing an endless...

My Quotable Kid :: When a Speech Delay Causes Concern

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I received the book "My Quotable Kid: A Parent's Journal of Unforgettable Quotes" as a gift when my daughter was born, and it seemed like...

Navigating Early Intervention — Trust Your Gut

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My son "J" was born 10 days past his due date. But other than that, he was right on target for all the first-year milestones...

My 20 Month Old Isn’t Walking…Yet

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I knew before she was even born that Olivia was going to be a stubborn, feisty one.  When she refused to turn from a...