• Who’s ready for spring?

    Child's hands holing a seedling in a small pot.

    This spring is feeding my soul in a way I didn’t realize I needed until I saw the first daffodils bloom in my yard. Do you feel the same? We knew the winter was going to be long, isolating, and hard. Check, check, check! So while I realize spring doesn’t actually start until March 20,… (read more)

  • 1 Tulip Craft, 8 Speech, Language, and Occupational Therapy Activities

    We were looking for something fun and easy to do with our clients this month that didn’t require all sorts of special supplies and that would bring a little cheer into everyone’s lives. We came up with this cute little tulip craft, and loved it so much that we created a free downloadable to share!… (read more)

  • New Way of Looking at Black History Month

    Picture books featuring Black joy

    As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. If you’re a white mom, like me, it’s easy to fear that you’re doing Black History Month wrong and to leave it to the real teachers to do the teaching. You know, wait until they are in preschool or kindergarten, and let a wise teacher with… (read more)

  • Winter Retreat 2021 with Dr. Shameka Stanford

    dr shameka stanford zoom group

    We were thrilled to have Dr. Shameka Stanford, PhD, CCC-SLP, present to our group on Combatting the School-to-Confinement Pipeline Through your Clinical Practice. Dr. Stanford, an Associate Professor in the CSD department at Howard University, is the first and only Juvenile Forensic SLP in the United States. Her presentation focused on the overall outlook of juvenile justice… (read more)

  • Teletherapy and Screen Time: All Screen Time is Not Created Equal

    teletherapy and screen time

    Navigating screen time is one of the biggest challenges facing educators and parents today. There has never been a one-size-fits-all answer and the situation got much more complicated once Covid arrived on the scene. Prior to March 2020, it was not uncommon to hear refrains of “We’re trying to cut down on screen time, and… (read more)

  • Understand Your Health Insurance

    Understand Your Health Insurance

    The words fun and insurance rarely go together. So while fun might not be an attainable goal, we can try to avoid frustration by understanding the basics and common insurance pitfalls. If your new year’s resolution is to understand your health insurance, you’re in the right place. First step: learn the lingo! Does calling your… (read more)

  • 2731 kids?! Take a look at THF 2020, by the numbers

    An unprecedented year. A year like no other. A year for the history books. Uncharted. Unseen. Unheard of. Unknown. How many blog posts, emails, news articles, and social media posts have used these words in the last 10 months? Far, far, far too many to count, of course, which seems entirely appropriate for a year… (read more)

  • We Got . . . A Virtual Holiday Party and Our Annual Winter Give Project

    The annual THF winter party is a beloved tradition around here and pandemic or not, we weren’t about to let December pass without some sort of celebration. But what would that look like? After much discussion, we decided to call our beloved intranet up for party duty. Our intranet works hard for us every day,… (read more)

  • Communication Development Red Flags Roundup

    communication development red flags

    Communication development is one of the most complex and lengthy processes that humans undergo as they mature from infancy to adulthood. In fact, our communication skills continue to evolve throughout our entire lifetimes! The communication foundation that is built in early childhood also serves to support our later academic endeavors and plays a significant role… (read more)

  • Who’s ready for a winter break?

    Lauren and Jenny with a stack of wrapped holiday gifts for Michelle's Love family.

    Welp, if I had to pick one word to describe how I’m feeling this month it’s relief to be on the cusp of making it through one heck of a year! We were creative, we pivoted, and we did more things online than many of us thought humanly possible. We cheered each other on and… (read more)