Sensory Play

As a parent of a kid that has sensory processing issues, it is so nice to see that toys are being made that won’t red flag a kid for having an “issue”.  All kids are playing with them, not just kids that have learning deficits.

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Moving Sucks

It has been about 2 ½ years of planning and hoping and strategizing how we can remodel our house and make it more liveable for a family of five with three boys getting bigger by the day.  We started off thinking we were rich, and could build an amazing dream home… but have come to realize, we are not rich, we have a ton of expenses with private schools and therapies, and we are going to be building our dream home, just on a smaller scale.

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Angela Wingard
Park Mom

I have never been a park mom or one to take my kids on adventures.  I literally would rather stick a needle in my eye then sit at a park toe tapping thinking about all the things on my “to do” list while my kids run around.  I am almost positive I qualify for ADD or ADHD, OCD and Anxiety disorder, not to mention insanity.

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Angela Wingard
2019 Peace Out Selfie

New Year’s resolution time.  The time of year where I am supposed to look deep within and come up with some amazing motivational statement or mantra for the year.  Or I can look on IG and like everyone else’s quotes that are life changing.

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Letting Go

I was in awe… and I knew that it was time to let my kid go, there was no stopping him. He was more than capable and he was showing me he was ready to embrace what the world has to offer. I am still protective, that will never go away… but I have learned to keep my mouth shut, and let Caden discover who he is.

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Angela Wingard
Who is This Kid?

Kyle has inattentive ADHD.  This is not an ADHD diagnosis. Inattentive ADHD are kids that are quiet, go unnoticed by teachers and are rarely treated… they are the kids that fall between the cracks.  

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The Future is Bright

You could feel the nervous energy of both the kid and the parents as the entered their new home. I was in the exact same place last year, and all my feelings were still very much with me.  

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Angela Wingard
Let Him Soar

It is so hard being a parent and trying to do the right thing for our kids.  None of it is easy. With Caden, whether or not to send him to local or private school is a gamble, but I can only do what I think is best for him.

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Summer Vacation

Someone said we only have 18 summers with our kids...I just want to freeze time. If I could freeze time, even in this crazy summer vacation time, I would.  So tomorrow, I am going to “take the day off”, and be on Summer Vacation with my kids, right here in this amazing town we call home.

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Breaking Point

Sitting in my closet, my heart was heavy and my eyes were swelling.  I took in deep breaths and brought myself back to when I was a child.  All I ever wanted to be was a mom. Every picture I drew, every story I told, every question I was asked, was about being a mom.  In these moments of shedding tears, I realized I wasn’t the mom that I pictured when I was little. I wasn’t the mom that I wanted to be.  This was powerful, it was a larger than life feeling. Who was I and what kind of mom had I become. I sat and took several deep, calming breaths before I got myself up.  

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What If...

My what if’s have been many and from an early age, with my middle son being diagnosed Autistic.  Caden has surpassed any and all goals that have been set before him. We were lucky to intervene early and he has worked harder than I have ever worked.

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Never Stop Fighting

Robbie and Dylan Knowles, brothers at our local high school in Manhattan Beach, have lost a number of family and friends to cancer over the past few years.  They wanted to do something to help the fight so they wrote and performed this beautiful tribute to those they lost as well as the courageous warriors still fighting.

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Toxin Free

I have found myself through the years getting entangled in drama, and negativity, gossip and  quick judgement, and it was draining the light inside me. I am not a gossipy person, nor do I see the worst in people.  I was becoming someone I wasn’t, and the negative energy was becoming mine.

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Speak Your Truth - Southbay

I am so proud of these two women.  They are courageous and they are strong.  Opening up, they found one another and have connected to empower other women to speak their truths.  We are NOT alone.  There is always someone out there to listen, support, encourage and fight right along side you.  We all have our own stories and our own journeys.  All of our lives are so colorful and make us who we are, and we are BEAUTIFUL.  I am so grateful for their stories, and for their courage to share.  

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Angela Wingard