by Kristin Smedley I spent nine months memorizing What to Expect When You’re Expecting. In my pregnancy, everything the book said to expect happened at or before the timeframe it predicted. My baby grew inside me at the perfect rate, made all the right movements perfectly on schedule, and even arrived into the world in perfect health and with a perfect little … Continued
One of the best moments of my life was the one in which my daughter Mary looked at a toy for the first time. We were sitting on the floor of our apartment in Medford, MA with Dana Guthrie, my daughter’s TVI from Perkins School for the Blind. Up to this point, Mary would only … Continued
When your child is struggling to use utensils, you become the occupational therapist. When your child has difficulty walking, you become the physical therapist. When people in the world don’t understand your child, you become their advocate, and when your child doesn’t have a TVI, well, you become that too. I’ve spent the last nine … Continued
When my son, Eddie, is home for days without structure or routine, he becomes a hot mess. We get nervous gearing up for spring break every year. Last week, before the world stood still, we even had his teacher and speech language therapist pay us a home visit to help set-up a schedule for unstructured days. They gave us tactile symbols for his favorite restaurant and shopping establishments…and now those can’t even be used.