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Live Beyond the Numbers

Why We Must Live Beyond the Numbers

Numbers help us evaluate learning in school and health and unemployment rates and so much more. They give us important data. But they are not everything.

Jamie Sumner

Need a Better Way to Process Your Emotions? Try a Crying Map

If you have trouble expressing your emotions, the crying map might help. Because grief, especially over all that the last year has taken from us, will have to be processed one way or another...

Jamie Sumner
Handicapped Accessibility

DIY Handicapped Accessibility

One lesson we have learned in caring for our child is that nothing, absolutely nothing, should limit his ability to live the best possible version of his life.

Jamie Sumner
covid-19 pandemic

We Are All In this Together: Continuing to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing and is slowly (or maybe not so slowly) wearing us all down...

Dr. Liz Matheis

Not Sure How You’re Feeling? Let the Feelings Wheel Help

I first encountered the Feelings Wheel in therapy. I had just told my therapist how shocking it was...

Jamie Sumner
summer 2021

5 Things to Consider Before Making Summer Camp Plans for 2021

Summer 2021 also remains unpredictable. But if you do your research, you can approach the gap between school years and child care with knowledge, if not a concrete plan.

Jamie Sumner

Understanding Your Child’s Pandemic Behavior

Our children are feeling as overwhelmed as we are. This pandemic has created a sedentary lifestyle with little down time...

Dr. Liz Matheis
Differently-Abled Bodies

Fashion is Finally Making Differently-Abled Bodies a Priority

There aren’t that many choices for differently-abled bodies if you want to look both comfortable and nice. The fashion world assumes...

Jamie Sumner
Pandemic Fatigue

Diagnosis: Pandemic Fatigue

We are all feeling the effects of this pandemic as we are nearing the one-year mark. We are all in this together.

Dr. Liz Matheis
bucket list

Here’s Why You Need a Sensory Bucket List

Sight, smell, sound, taste, touch...Go on each other’s sensory bucket list adventures and experience a little of their joy as you share yours.

Jamie Sumner