If you’re just popping in here, welcome.  If you’d like to dig deeper into this community of special needs and adoptive parents and the community supporting them, I encourage you to connect with me, Gwen Vogelzang, through our newsletter and community.  Scout’s honor to NOT give out your information to anyone, anytime, anywhere.  And I’m not about bombarding your inbox with information you’ll send to the virtual trash can.  Our virtual trash cans are overflowing with noise.

Reach out.  Go ahead.  I love it all.  Well, most of it.


It’ll tickle me hot pink to add you to this community.  And men, this is not a girly place to inhabit.  You’ll feel right at home too.  We’ll learn, we’ll chat, we’ll laugh, and most importantly, we’ll breathe.  Because really, breathing is super important.  

Brown, Flaky & Beautiful

I just got back from walking around my parents' neighborhood pond in the south Chicago suburbs.  My son was squeaking the way he does at a baby gosling while I surveyed the dead reeds and grasses.  I'm really drawn to "dead" nature.  Almost like I want to reassure it...

Lay It On Me

When we discovered our son had sensory processing difficulties, we (I) went berserk trying and buying ALL the sensory tools known to woman.   It's a lot of tools friends.  And money.  How many were a slam dunk?  Maybe 3.  We went through 4 chew necklaces (they call it...

Who is it all for?

Finding the right therapist is real tricky.  Humans willing to take your money to speak words and encourage you to speak back are a dime a dozen.  But a human who sees you, understands you, and isn't afraid to put you right in you place with an occasional and...