The Truth of Parenting a Child with Unknowns

October 16, 2015 by nohandsbutours cognitive delay, developmental delays, low muscle tone, October 2015 Feature - Developmental, oral-motor delays, speech delay, undiagnosed SN 3 Comments


Our daughter’s special need wasn’t on a checklist. Even today, we still don’t know what her special need is. Her medical history is a complete mystery. With no birth story, we will never have all of the pieces to the puzzle. Yet, her puzzle will not always be incomplete. In fact, as we put these …Read More

Going to China: Feeding Concerns

August 28, 2015 by nohandsbutours China trip, first weeks home, first year home, July/August 2015 Feature - Going to China!, Katie, oral-motor delays 1 Comments


When we were adopting our two new daughters we were not really well prepared for what they could or could not eat. We knew one of the girls was severely malnourished, but we did not understand that it was entirely possible that nobody taught them how to eat or drink. Neither of our new daughters …Read More

SPD And Me

December 31, 2009 by nohandsbutours oral-motor delays, Sensory Processing Issues, TongguMomma 9 Comments

newly edited, but originally posted at Our Little Tongginator in October, 2009 Now that we’re into the last week of October December, I thought I’d stop procrastinating and write a few posts about Sensory Processing Disorder. I mean, y’all DID know that October is Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness month, RIGHT? (I’m nothing if not timely.) …Read More

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