It happened today at the park, in the early evening hours. I was tired and so was my little girl, so I loaded her up into her red wagon and we walked to our favorite local playground in search of a change of scenery. The playground was deserted during this time of almost-twilight, when the […]
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My husband and I have always known that we would most likely have children who struggle with anxiety in some way. I could write a 4,000-word post entitled “Things I Currently Am or Have Ever Been Afraid Of,” but suffice to say, “The Crazy” (as we affectionately call it) runs deep in my blood. I […]
Come experience The Sensory Club, Waukesha County’s first sensory gym and multi-sensory environment that welcomes members to explore their sensory needs. The experiences at The Sensory Club help build confident, caring, and capable children, teens and adults. The Sensory Club gym includes developmentally appropriate swings, monkey bars, rock climbing walls, and the incredible self-cleaning ball pit. (8000 balls, need we say more??) The multi-sensory environment room includes a bubble tube, fiber-optics, and vibro-acoustic loungers. (just to name a few!)
We designed The Sensory Club to be a safe haven, a judgement-free zone where members are encouraged to be comfortable with themselves and explore their individual sensory needs, while building community with other members.
Our Open House will include light refreshments and plenty of time to play and check out what The Sensory Club has to offer you..
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No one would dispute the fact that moms worry. But some of us don’t simply experience worry and anxiety—instead, we’re often consumed by them. Compared with our peers, we are the outliers, pushing the boundary of what might be considered normal. Those of us occupying this niche are intimately familiar with what you might call overzealous […]
Dear Rose, Today was a bad day. It was bad from the start, as my alarm went off before the sun and I slipped my frozen, unpainted toes into hole-worn socks. It was bad when I turned on my too-slow computer as the coffee brewed and it was bad as I typed away at my […]
I’m writing in the wee hours of the night, when my family is fast asleep. Can I borrow your ear? Though I should be sleeping, I can’t stop thinking. I’ve been divorced for three years now, separated from my ex for almost four. I thought I had kicked divorce’s butt. I went to therapy. I cried […]
I confess, I have an extremely short fuse. I “lose it” on my family (specifically, my children) much more than I would care to admit. I explode. I express my frustrations. I yell. I know it’s bound to happen. Friends and family assure me that “everyone does it,” that “being a mom is hard,” and […]
It wasn’t until my daughter was 4 years old that I realized that I had battled with Postpartum Depression and continued to battle anxiety. All of the time I spent hiding my feelings away, thinking that maybe I was a bad mom or just wasn’t cut out for being a mom in that first year really […]
Dear Mama at the Pick N’ Save on a Tuesday evening: I see you. You look haggard and pale like you just got out of the hospital or had one of the roughest days at home with that sweet newborn you have with you. You’re looking at things in the baby aisle but I can […]
I’m not sure it’s the reaction the ultrasound tech was expecting from me: “You’ve GOT to be kidding. Don’t DO this to me!” She blinked a few times, then responded, chuckling uncomfortably, “You’ll do great! Twins are a lot of work, but loads of fun, from what I hear!” I turned away to hide the tears […]