Fidget toys for children with anxiety

Yesterday, when I left for a shopping trip, there was an Amazon package on the front step. I picked it up without looking who it was for and put it on the dining room table. I knew it wasn’t for me, I rarely shop at Amazon. I figured it was for one of the men.

When I got home the package was still on the table, unopened. I thought, it must be for my daughter. Sure enough, when she arrived home from school and upon completion of the puppy-mauling-attack, she opened her package and took out the following items:

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I went shopping and lived to tell the tale

There is a grocery store near my parents’ place that I occasionally frequent if I’m out that way.

🎡🎢🎡🎢 Should I stay or should I go 🎡🎢🎡🎢 (The Clash) Continue reading “I went shopping and lived to tell the tale”

The stress is building…but not about the virus

I’m stressed. Apparently we’re going to be moving. Did you know this? Neither did I. 😬

So while I’m trying to de-stress my post-boot-camp body and de-stress my brain with this endless moving-not-moving situation, I turn on the tv for some up to date info on this freaking virus and… Continue reading “The stress is building…but not about the virus”

Homework stress and the sensory box

A mom whose blog I follow mentioned recently that she created a sensory box for a child in Girl Guides. But it turns out her own child ended up enjoying this box so much she kept it for her. When I read this, I immediately had one thought:

Make a sensory box for my own girl-child.

I thought it might address the anxiety issue in our own household. Imagine this scenario:

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The last push

You know that end of school year feeling, that ‘limping’ you do at the very end? For us here in Canada, last few weeks of school in June are exhausting in a ‘what’s the point of going’ way.

Well a similar kind of exhausting is happening right now, for many of our hockey family peers.

It’s the end of the regular season in minor hockey at the GTHL. Immediately after we play our last regular season game (I believe our 36th game for the year) we will head into playoff season.

The playoff season is when everyone will lose their collective minds. Continue reading “The last push”