By: Sandy Churchill As a self-proclaimed sufferer of seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.), I can share that winter is a tough season for me. The lack of light, freezing temperatures, and bleak monochrome days can dampen my spirits from the moment I rise in the morning. As a “Gemini girl” and typical optimist, I prefer the … More Seeking and Savoring Winter Joy!
By: Sandy Churchill Freezing weather is upon us, the earth quiets, and our windows look out on a nearly-monochrome world. While winter has its share of seasonal gifts to be savored, many of us struggle with the shorter days, grey skies, and diminished sunlight. Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is gaining understanding as an area related … More The Winter Blues: Strategies for Fighting S.A.D.￼
By: Martianne Stanger As I write this, the first day of spring is about to arrive with…. snow! Yes, snow! More snow. And, for many, groans. But, not for me. Here, we’ve just been struck with the belly bug and as it makes its way out of our home, I am actually happy that we’ll be … More Snow? More Snow?!? 6 Reasons to Savor More Snow in the Forecast
By: Rachel Ventura Looking for something completely out of the ordinary to do with your children? Feeling cooped up at home with all of the snow and cold temperatures outside? Getting tired of the same play spaces you frequent? I know we are. So when I heard about Fantasyland in Seekonk, MA, I knew we … More Fantasyland
By: Martianne Stanger Brrr. Am I the only one that feels like it’s been really chilly outside lately? Chilly, yet refreshing. In fact, with layers of clothing and a thermos full of hot cider or chocolate in hand, the great outdoors at this time of year can be quite inviting! Trust me on this. My family … More We Challenge You to Step Outside this Season!
By: Martianne Stanger The first flakes of the season have fallen in our area and no doubt feet of the white stuff are just around the corner. Thus, I thought I would re-share a piece I wrote in 2011 for a now defunct Sensory Processing Disorder Blogger Network site. The activities included in the piece … More Sensory Fun in the Snow