Saturday, March 31, 2012

Interesting center in Philly area....

Grow Thru Play, LLC is a pediatric therapy practice which focuses on play as a child’s main occupation. Grow Thru Play provides occupational therapy,physical therapy, group classes, and educational seminars. We offer comprehensive evaluation and use current research to guide individual and group treatment plans. Grow Thru Play, LLC is a place where children of all abilities can play, learn, and grow.

I found the mission statement and goals to be equally impressive! In addition to therapies, they also offer a place where:

 parents of children with developmental needs can connect and socialize through classes, workshops, and special events. It’s also a resource for all parents to bring children for hands-on play-based development tools. Group classes include infant and toddler playgroups, yoga for preschoolers, handwriting instruction, and fitness classes for school-aged children.
From successfully integrating infant tummy time to dealing with picky eaters, classes and workshops at Grow Thru Play offer parents the tools to improve their child’s physical and emotional development.

Find more info HERE...the cost of workshops looks doable!

Friday, March 30, 2012

New diagnosis?

Just this week I have had a friend who's son has finally been given a diagnosis as well as related with friends/family who have known their diagnosis and also need to be given a diagnosis. No matter where you fall on this list, we all have one thing in common...a lot of emotions! According to Congress, There are many home truths about disability, but perhaps the  most visible one is that disability is a natural part of the human experience...”

I am taken back, just a bit, to when the twins received their official diagnosis. I remember how they were missing  milestone after milestone and my life was measured out in months, as in, "they are 15 months" or "next Wednesday they will be 21 months" because each month was a race against the clock to check off some milestone, ANY milestone. But deep down, I knew a diagnosis was coming. And the truth of the matter is that they were the same PERSON the day before their official diagnosis as they were the day after. The only thing that changed was our ability to communicate their needs and receive certain services more easily. 

One of my favorite comments is from Joni Erikson Tada when she says that perhaps those who are truly disabled are the ones who CAN jump up and run out the door each morning without any thought to needing Jesus Christ in their life. I can't even get out of bed without being very aware of my need for Him.

If you are dealing with a new diagnosis know that you are not alone. The NICHCY organization offers lots of well organized information for you. And I found the article on receiving a new diagnosis to ring true! This article HERE is also helpful in giving words to feelings. Joni and Friends also offers loads of resources which should help you from isolating yourself.

Remember, your child is still just that, first and foremost, YOUR child/ your CHILD.
Here is a portion from my journal when we received our diagnosis.

Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all.Publish Post2 Thessalonians 3:16

Living gluten free?

Udi's Coupons and Special Offers
There is a discussion over at Udi's right now on gluten free Easter. But don't worry if you missed it...there is lots of other good info there, as well!
Find it HERE

You may also appreciate the $1 off coupon HERE
and Easter treat recipes HERE's promo code:

Eversave - Share the Save
Use promo code SPRING for $2 off any Save — two days only!
And if you join now you'll get $1 off any deal. Act fast to get this added bonus! 

Find your local deals HERE

Did you catch GMA this morning?

Then you may be looking for these links:

Free Ticket for Baby’s First Circus® | Ringling... offers Free Ticket for Baby’s First Circus® | Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

go back to home page offers Free Bunny Ears (starting Sunday, April 1) in stores/children's departments.

Free Summer Bowling for Kids | AMF Bowling Centers offers Free Summer Bowling for Kids...I'll remind you again, as in the past.

free kindle download...

Spring/Easter readers for kids!
Find it HERE

Spring Readers: Set of 3 Easter Books for Kids

Free Rachel Ray magazine, while supplies last....

Hurry and grab this:
(I grabbed a second for my mom, too!)
Free Subscription to Every Day with Rachael Ray... offers Free Subscription to Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine 
Use Code: JR44YNSE

Headed to Ocean City, NJ?


Turns out Gillian sells their season tickets at a discount over the Easter holiday!
Our 25 Ticket Book is HALF Price:  Only $10!

Palm Sunday Weekend:  March 31 & April 1
Easter Weekend:  April 7 & April 8 
In person only from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Find more info HERE
thanks, Carol!

Wonder Bear head
There is also a weekly give away HERE of a book of 150 tickets! yay!
Let us know if you win!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Amazon Coupon:
Free $2 MP3 Credit
Use code "HITUMBLR" after click through

Hope you've had time to print some coupons lately...

Print Free Coupons

There have been some GREAT ones, including cleaning products that match up with the "gas points" sales at Giant this week. Also, grab the:
SAVE $1.50 Buy One Get One75¢ OFF

yogurt coupon on Facebook:

Visit the YoKids Facebook page to download a coupon for YoKids Greek organic

yogurt. After your kids try it, snap a photo of them enjoying their favorite flavor -

 then share your best shot on the YoKids Facebook page!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

free easter card!

One Free Easter Card
You'll want to grab this today...postage is included!
Use the code CCE2326.
Find it HERE

Monday, March 26, 2012


Amazon  has Men's Under Armour TNP Shortsleeve T-Shirt Tops (Assorted Colors) on sale for $14.99Shipping is free (shown at checkout) 

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE ALL Little Tike Toys priced up to $29.99

I spent some time in the driveway with toys from the garage lately, thanks to the nice weather! You may want to check out this deal at TOYSRUS for some great deals on outside toys, too!
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug N Secure Swing - Blue -  Little Tikes - Toys"R"Us Little Tikes Lil' Wagon -  Little Tikes - Toys"R"Us coupon Weekly Promo Offer 125 X 125

Neat sand art website!

If you have a touch screen and a kid who needs a little sensory stim...look into this really cool site:

It is really neat, addictive, and creative! The pixels on the screen are turned into falling sand, complete with the sound. Don't give up when you reach a BIG BLANK on the small gray dot to pop up the directions. ENJOY! No cost and NO MESS!

Peeps coupon!

Use this when filling Easter baskets! Find it HERE on Facebook.

Coastal is offering free glasses again:


New to Get your first pair of glasses FREE! With over 1000 styles to choose from, select your frame Find them HERE
and enter code FIRSTPAIRFREE at the checkout.

For details see Facebook page HERE.