Let me open the door and invite you into our story of how TLC Sensory came into our lives. In 2011, many changes were happening in our home. During this time, my oldest son was having a difficult time coping and handling his feelings. He was also having difficulties in school and had a wonderful teacher that helped guide us to find a solution. It was then that we went to a counselor who discovered he has ADHD. During the day, I was in corporate America. I had been working in a fast-paced, competitive field I loved when I began in 1996. The stress and demand was taking time away from the things I loved to do. As I was surfing a popular website one night, I came across a local part- time job sewing in your own home. I had sewed all my life but no longer had the time. I responded to the ad and was introduced to TLC Sensory Processing Products.
After meeting the owner of TLC Sensory, I was given an introduction to sensory issues and the concept of the weighted blanket. She was a wealth of information. I began assisting her with the sewing of the blankets on a part time basis. This brought to me the excitement of sewing again and the satisfaction of knowing the difference I was making to children.
By the end of 2011, after working for several months on the blankets, I was approached by the owner about purchasing the business. The blankets were so successful she didn’t have time to keep up with it. In my heart, I knew this opening door was the right one to walk through, for myself, my sons, and the children with sensory processing issues with whom I was making a difference. With excitement, a mission and lots of colorful fabric surrounding me, I bought the business. I was excited about the chance to make more blankets for kids, kids like my Joseph who found comfort and relaxation with his own blanket. I wasn't sure how I was going to do it, but I was going to figure it out.
Remember the door that just opened? Well, in February 2012 my corporate door closed one morning. By the end of the day, I was out of a job, my equipment taken away and handed a severance package. One business closed in my life, but another one was about to thrive. Helping and comforting children with sensory needs while giving them a tool to settle them down is now my mission. I am proud to say that each blanket is handmade with love and hope of helping your child. As this company has given me a new beginning, my hope is that your TLC Sensory Processing Product will be a new beginning for your family.