Start Them Early: Sail Together

Sailing Together

Some of my best memories from my childhood are sunning myself on the bow of my dad’s 34-foot Fairwind sloop, Gitanna, eating peanut butter sandwiches, and reading while sailing around the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast. This was how we spent every weekend of my childhood. We were together as a family, without … Read more

Just a California Girl in a Rhode Island World: New England Culture Shock

How I experienced New England culture shock

I spent the first 20 years of my life in California, specifically Orange County, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. I was reading an article about how different it was moving from a foreign country to the US and was struck by how I similarly experienced culture shock after moving to New England. California vs. New … Read more

10 Tips for Managing Amusement Parks with Your Sensory Kid

managing amusement parks sensory processing disorder child

Thrills, loud noises, sudden movements— These are experiences most of us like at an amusement park, but for a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), these can be challenging. SPD is the inability to process the input of any of the five senses normally. Many people have some issues with some senses, but for people with the … Read more

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