About Sensory Mom

I’m an entrepreneur, adoptive mom, and special needs mom, wife to my best friend (a.k.a. Sensory Dad or Mr. Sensory around here). We have one amazing daughter (Miss Sensory or Little Miss Sensory). I live out a messy faith, love to run, eat clean, and live naturally.   I love to watch the sunset, drink lemonade and live boldly.

I’m a mom on a difficult journey of life with a child that has sensory processing disorder. I’ve been there, looking for answers and not finding anyone to help. I’ve gotten angry. I’ve cried. And through it all I’ve found hope. There is help and you are not alone.

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I’ve been that mom who has gotten those looks (yes, you know what I’m talking about). I’ve been the mom that everyone including professionals have told me that I just need to discipline more. More than that…I was the mom who didn’t know what to do or where to turn. I had no idea how to get the help we needed for myself and my child.

What you will find here…

I started blogging about parenting a child with Sensory Processing Disorder because it is what I wished I would have found years ago.   Someone or even anyone who had experienced what I was going through! I am sharing my experiences with others who like me are desperate to help their children. One study says that 1 in 20 kids have Sensory Processing Disorder yet most medical professionals, teachers and parents don’t know what it is.

So my hope is that my experiences will raise awareness and help you find the answers that you are looking for, a little encouragement for along the way and solutions to help you.

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5 thoughts on “About Sensory Mom

  1. Jen

    Hi. I’m also joining in on the 31 Days writing challenge:) Your subject caught my eye because I’ve recently come to the realization that I think my son has SPD. I’m very interested to read your blog. Good luck in the challenge!

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  2. Amanda

    Hi! I stumbled upon your site. Every time I read about SPD I tear up. My two year old son deems to have some level of SPD. Recently I managed to put that ‘nagging’ feeling into words and chatting to some friends I chatted to his state doctor. He had been treated for constipation for more than a year and true to my gut feeling, once we got him potty trained his problem was solved. Doc agreed that along with other things could be sensory related. I cried for a good few days thinking of how for such a long time we were likely treating the wrong thing! He also had days where he just starts spinning or running in circles and nothing I do will stop him. I just have to wait it out and watch that he doesn’t hurt himself. I’ve not had anything in my experience to help understand what he needs and spent many days crying out of frustration cause I felt that at some level I was not meeting his needs. He will only be assessed in December by an OT but even what I’ve read so far has been a help and relief. Even bedtime is less frustrating as on the days that he just cannot lie still, tossing and turning, kicking his legs or hitting me while breastfeeding I now understand that it’s more likely that he needs to move than he is being disobedient! Thank you for starting this.

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  3. Misty Meyer

    Thank you so much for writing this blog! Sometimes I think I just need validation that I’m not crazy or that I’m not just a complainer. Raising a sensory kid is difficult, maddening, sad, extraordinary and awesome! Sometimes all at the same time. Thank you for sharing your experiences and raising awareness about something that so many are affected by. It’s so nice to know I’m not alone in my feelings!

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