Thursday, March 17, 2016


A new adventure.
Recently I took the fundamentals course in BodyTalk. My goal is to offer treatments from our home. The sunroom is the perfect room for it!
BodyTalk is a gentle modality used to free blockages in our bodies. It's really quite profound how such a gentle approach can have some amazing results.

One client wrote to me "You have a gift girl! Last night I slept with out sleep aids which I haven't done in forever and my mind is so much clearer this week. Thank you !!"

How wonderful!

I'll share more about BodyTalk in future posts, until then if you want to learn more click on the IBA Link, International BodyTalk Association.


It never ends. Advocating for your children.
Pushing, teaching, explaining.
It's frustrating yet necessary.

The boys are in homeschool classes at our homeschool board. Both have one to one support in class with a mentor. We are so blessed. While they learn, I am writing.

While I write to a contact at the Ministry of Education to explain once again why Rhett is eligible for severe disabilities funding. The constant push-pull of advocating.  Be strong, be clear, be factual. When really I want to send a picture of Rhett's MRI, circle the black holes where there used to be a temporal lobe & hypocampus and write, " Nope, didn't grow back!! Still needs help!" 😋

Somehow that direct approach may not be welcome.

The Wheels On The Bus started playing in my head as the most recent email was typed. A fitting theme song for special needs advocacy and all parents!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Date Night, 10yr old Style

Acquarium at Bass Pro Sports - image from Bass Pro
Warner and I had a much anticipate date night last night.  We had been looking forward to it all week, especially Warner.
Ever wonder the way to a ten year old boy's heart? Well, here's how you can win my Warner's.
First take him to Bass Pro Sports to play "the shooting game". 50 cents for a round of (laser) shots at targets that make taxidermied animals move.
"the shooting game" image from Bass Pro

Next we were off to Murdawg to purchase a much sought after Five Nights at Freddy's tshirt and Minecraft trading cards for his little brother.
After dining on a 5 dollar fill up at KFC it was across the mall to Cinescape for a few more video games.

I tell you my heart was racing, palpitating after the Jurassic Park game and I seriously had my inside voice telling me about getting healthy so as to survive video loving boys!!!

All of these activities go against my heart but they are what he loves and it was a rare date. I hate video games. I hate taxidermy and dead animals and hunting. I hate guns. Sadly, I love KFC!! BUT Warner had the best time and was so thrilled that I did played games with him, which I almost never do.  So what's a good mom to do?!



Rhett has shown incredible courage this past week. What has gotten into him?!
Five situations that normally would have caused anxiety yet he has shown courage and confidence.
1) Dentist - alone. No momma by his side. His idea!!!
2) Neuro - measured and weighed by the RN without momma by his side!!!
3) Gift shop- independently went to the desk to pose a query...without encouragement or my help!
4) Road the zip line from the tall base for the first time. On. His. Own.

These are HUGE steps for your Worry Warrior. I am so proud and surprised!

When asked what has changed for him, he said," My heart".

Oh, how I love this boy.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Neuro Update

Our bow-tied Neurologist called us in for a follow up as he had a last minute cancellation. Woot! How wonderful!

Really, it was just a nice to see you visit as we have "no" Neuro concerns with Rhett right now. Nothing imminent. Nothing new. Status quo.

We did learn that our Opthamologist has retired! She is lov-e-ly and will be missed.

Med coverage is on my top priority list and hopefully Dr. Bow Tie will have some secret knowledge up his sleeve to help us since we have no coverage and are in no way interested in changing Rhett's meds.

Rhett was a Neuro rock star today. Happy! Chatty! Aaaaand even went with the nurse for weighing and measuring sans maman!!! This is a first! He is becoming so brave. I love it! **sniff, sniff** No, really, I do. Even Dr. B noticed his happiness and willingness to be assessed.

So based on all that, Rhett isn't required to visit Neuro again for TWO YEARS. T-W-O Y-E-A-R-S!!! This is amazing to me...and a little sad for Rhett. He wanted to stay longer and play in the children's area "since I won't be back for two years. I like it here Mom." Which is bittersweet to me. I'm glad he feels so comfortable at Children's. It's been a big part of our lives for 8 years. So for Rhett to hear that he won't return for 2 years is a little putting. Sweet boy.

Blessed boy.

"You are a blessing Rhett."
"How Mom?"
"I am blessed to have you in my life. My life is better because you are in it." I explained as I hugged & cradled him like a toddler, not the gigantic 8yr old he is.
"Mom, is Warner a blessing too?"
LOL Oh Rhett!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Winter Peace

The World Juniors' Hockey game is heard from the living room, there's an amazing cup of coffee by my side, and the boys are quietly tidying their rooms in order to put away their Christmas gifts. Peace of My Earth, that's what today is.

What are you doing this 29 day of December?

Snowman crafted by me & photographed by the talented Mrs. Smitten