Two years ago my husband and I realized that our starter home was now too small for our growing family. We more than doubled our square footage simply because we got a great deal and we didn’t want to have to move again because a house was too small.
I will never understand why builders make these large homes yet make the laundry room the size of a Cracker Jack box. Now when we were looking at the house the Laundry Room seemed small but still ok until we put our new HE washer and dryer in.
All of a sudden the Laundry Room held the washer and drying and left only a small walkway from the entry door, pass the machines and to the garage. Continue reading →
I was walking through my kitchen and noticed I had 3 very ripe banana’s in the fruit basket.
The first thing that popped in my head was banana bread! Oh how I missed banana bread- I hadn’t had any since I went gluten free 3 years ago.
I decided it was time to change that. I was going to have banana bread and so was my daughter!
I had basically just placed an order for a gluten free, dairy/casein free banana bread and now I had to figure out how to do it. Continue reading →
Most Children/people with Autism have sensory issues. These can vary from person to person. With my daughter, one of her sensory issues is that she needs more sensory input than most people. Giada is hypo sensitive to stimuli. She likes deep pressure. She is calmed by being held tightly.
Giada like a lot of children with Autism also has problems sleeping at night. It takes her a long time to fall asleep and also has trouble staying asleep. Our solution to help her sleep better was a weighted blanket.
I figured it would give her that pressure that she likes, keeping her calm, hopefully translating into a better nights sleep. Continue reading →