Author: joaquinslife

StoryCorps & The Meridian Library

StoryCorps & The Meridian Library

As 2019 comes to an end Iโ€™m excited to share this amazing opportunity I (Joaquinโ€™s mom) had this year, itโ€™s something Iโ€™m most proud of and was completely unexpected! Growing up I loved books and when I found out I was pregnant with Joaquin I 

Game Changers Idaho

Game Changers Idaho

Joaquin did his first sports clinic today with Game Changers Idaho ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ This mama was so nervous but as soon as I saw that Rachel fromย @The Sensory Project 208ย was Joaquinโ€™s 1 on 1 volunteer I felt so much better ๐Ÿ’› Rachel did such an amazing 

Genetics Testing Results – Emanuel Syndrome

Genetics Testing Results – Emanuel Syndrome

Genetics results are in and just like everyone suspected, Joaquin is a very unique guy!! Joaquin has a rare genetics condition called Emanuel Syndrome. If you havenโ€™t heard of it, you are not alone! The numbers are hard to find but from what our research 

Sensory Project Brand Rep

Sensory Project Brand Rep

But Firstโ€ฆ.Heavy Work ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž Introducing the new brand rep for The Sensory Project! Heavy Work was not something I had heard of before Joaquinโ€ฆso many things weโ€™ve learned on this journey! Nowย #HeavyWorkย is everyday life ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Thatโ€™s why weโ€™re so excited to announce that Joaquin is 

Working with an AAC Specialist

Working with an AAC Specialist

Today we had our very first appointment with an AAC Specilist, which is speech therapist that specializes in AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ We are SO excited to have moved off of the waiting list so quickly (thank you to the person that had 

Helping Joaquin with Anxiety

Helping Joaquin with Anxiety

Anxiety is the worst! I have my own experience with anxiety and although mine is pretty mild (except during pregnancy) it’s still horrible to deal with. Watching Joaquin deal with anxiety is heartbreaking. Joaquin is usually cool as a cucumber, itโ€™s hard to phase him, 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

๐Ÿšจ SWAT is in the building ๐Ÿš“!!! Halloween hasn’t really been a big thing for us in the past. Joaquin’s first Halloween he was only 6 months old so it was more about dressing him up to look cute. Second Halloween was still pretty cute 

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Joaquin did FANTASTIC at the pumpkin patch!! Honestly, we weren’t sure what to expect, would it be sensory overload, would it give him anxiety, would he be able to use his walker, would he like it?!   Surprise surprise he did wonderfully!! The patch was, 

Parent Teacher Conference Time

Parent Teacher Conference Time

We had Joaquin’s first parent teacher conference this week and learned some great things about what Joaquin’s been up to at school! ๐Ÿ”นHe’s seeking out help! He’ll grab a teacher’s hand and put it on a toy, book, tablet…something he wants to continue playing with 

Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Getting vestibular input for our guy! This one is for all of you special needs mamasโ€ฆhow many times did you hear the term โ€œvestibular inputโ€ before you had your amazing little one? Me? Zero. Absolutely never! Now, well now I hear it all the time.