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The New and Improved LorasWeightedBlankets.com

The New and Improved LorasWeightedBlankets.com

It’s here! The release of the new website was slightly delayed (which is what happens when life throws curveballs at ya, right?), but it’s here now, and I’m super excited about it! I could write whole paragraphs about the whys behind the delays, but...
In memory…

In memory…

[picture: Sawyer trying out a weighted blanket I’d made for a friend’s child, October 2012] This is Sawyer. The little guy who…. …constantly sneaked off and loaded up on sweets at social gatherings …loved his little brother with all of...
How does a weighted blanket work? and what it can do for you

How does a weighted blanket work? and what it can do for you

Self-organziation In the ever-developing world of research on weighted blankets, the term “self-organization” appears multiple times in efforts to describe what a weighted blanket does. Tina Champagne, an occupational therapist and one of the primary...
How to Know if Weighted Blankets Really Work

How to Know if Weighted Blankets Really Work

One of the most common questions I get asked (right after, What do you do?) is “What are weighted blankets for?” If you poke around on Google for a bit, you will find a long list of symptoms that can be relieved by weighted blankets. A long [seemingly...
What in the World? What is sensory input and deep pressure?

What in the World? What is sensory input and deep pressure?

The lights seem so much brighter than normal, and the walls feel like they’re closing in. The sounds in the room sound louder than they really are. Like fingernails scraped on a chalkboard, the sounds are pressing in and crowding out her thoughts. Amber can barely...
The Perks of Being Bullied: this is the Onion, right?

The Perks of Being Bullied: this is the Onion, right?

Last week a post showed up in my timeline on Facebook entitled, “10 Perks Kids with Autism get from Bullying“. I kid you not. I was startled. I kinda gasped. Surely not, right?! Surely this was an Onion-esque bit of satire or sarcasm. This is National...
6 resources: Preparing for Emergencies

6 resources: Preparing for Emergencies

A Timely Conversation A week ago last Saturday, as thousands of people evacuated their homes, fleeing California wildfires, the first reported fatality was a person with disabilities. Over the following days, her death sparked a conversation about emergency...
Grand Opening

Grand Opening

I am so pleased to announce that LorasWeightedBlankets.com is open for business! After 2 1/2 years of selling from my Etsy shop, I am very excited about the opportunity to be operating from my very own online store. It’s been a crazy 8 weeks since I first...
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