This Bright Day….

This bright day….complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes. A perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes. This unique gift this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded ....more

The Cardinal Rule of Life

I was speaking to a friend. We mulled over what it is we are doing here. You know, the BIG question: the here here ....more

Sometimes You Miss the Bus: Special Needs & Expectations

The first snow presents challenges. Which shoes to wear? Coat? Is it going to melt? With the morning's fresh covering of white, I made decisions fast and furious to get to the bus. I grabbed the heavier coat, stuffed some mittens in the backpack, and stuck with the high top boot/shoes my son's been wearing for fall. ...more
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The Comic Relief of a Dog

To hear my son laugh over the silly moves of his pup, it is worth the push and pull of the leash; the chill of the cold; the trouble of buttoning up. The two share a joy of discovery that can get lost in my adult brain. Always getting things done can get in the way of doing things fun ....more

Balance is Delicate

Balance is the fine art of up and down; left and right; to give and to receive ....more

Sometimes I Don’t Make It

The first snow presents challenges. Which shoes to wear? Coat? ...more

Saved the World from Evil Feather. Bark. Gobble. Bark.

We never lack appreciation of our prancing pup. He posted this film of his strength and courage by defeating a dangerous feather in the wild. With Thanksgiving lurking, the feathers will really start to fly ....more

The Bookstore and a Meltdown: Managing Stores with Special Needs

My son passed the table with new teen books and swiped a pile of them on the floor. He laughed in triumph. In seconds he was on to his next conquest. The bookstore was huge. It was as if a ball of fire was let loose in a dry forest. Back up ten minutes to the parking lot, where it all began. ...more

The Bookstore and a Meltdown: Managing Stores with Special Needs

My son passed the table with new teen books and swiped a pile of them on the floor. He laughed in triumph. In seconds he was on to his next conquest ....more

How People Open Up Our World of Special Needs

Understanding how my son views, organizes and interprets the world is one my greatest challenges as a parent of a special needs child. Without a window into his way of thinking, I'm just like a bird flying into glass, stunned, unable to make sense of what just happened. Everyday, I look for clues to help me teach and cope. In the Little People, I have found an opening. His love of Fisher Price Little People allowed me to see glimpses of his world, his thinking, and his emotions. He creates amazing patterns and presentations of these plastic, stand-up people. ...more