Thursday, March 25, 2010

Trust your motherly instincts

My husband and I started to notice our youngest wasn't speaking as much as the other 3 by 18 months. The pediatrician said, "let's see how he is at 24 months." I started to do some research and talking with other moms. I found a great program in the Tampa Bay Area for children under the age of 3. It is called Early Steps. After few phone calls, I had a in home visit scheduled with a counselor to come and ask questions while observing my 22 month old. She determined that he meet the criteria to have a formal evaluation.

We went on 3/17/10 and after a hour of testing my 22 month old, the answer was in. He was right on track with motor skills, cognative, receptive communication but scored very low on verbal communication. I knew that in my heart. He is a very smart child and we have a very limited conversation between us throughout the day, but he understands EVERYTHING I say to him. A mother never wants to think something could be wrong, but i was glad I pursued it. He doesn't have anything life threatening by any mean, but I am so thankful that there is a program that will help us get Caleb on track when the insurance company will not pay for speech theraphy.

We start tomorrow with our first 1 hour session. We are looking forward to our little one to start spilling the words out in the very near future.

Never doubt yourself as a parent. As silly as it many seem, you may have your finger on a big or small problem that can be resolved or corrected. If it turns out to be nothing, that is a wonderful thing to.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Win a Laundry Room Makeover from Wisk Laundry Detergent

Ok ladies. Who wouldn't love to have a new laundry room makeover in your house??? I would!!!

Wisk Laundry Detergent is teaming up with TV's Designing Spaces to pimp out your laundry room that is in dire need of a face-lift as part of the Wisk Pimp My Laundry Room video contest.

To enter:
You need to enter a short video from March 1st- March 29, 2010, at explaining why you deserve a laundry room makeover and Wisk could be on your doorstep with their partners-in-design. Whirlpool's Dream Laundry Solutions team led by Bill Thomas and Emily Johnston, owner of the interior design firm EJ Interiors and founder of Materials Girls Blog. Together, they'll take your laundry room from drab to fab in not time thanks to a laundry room makeover complete with a new Whirlpool High Efficiency (HE) washer/dryer set and a year's worth of Wisk HE Laundry Detergent. Even better, she'll star in her episode of Designing Spaces!

The top Finalist will be featured on from April 12-19 and the Grand Prize Winner will be chosen by popular ballot so be sure to get your friends and family online and voting! Even better, a vote is an automatic entry to a sweepstakes for a year's supply of Wisk HE Laundry Detergent.

I am partnering with BSM Media for a Wisk contest with product giveaway. This is a great contest that I wanted to let all my followers know about.