Stories You Will LIKE: Why Special Sucks, Speaking Literally, and Gazing at the Stars

Time to share some stories. Sometimes I relate to a “special” theme; sometimes its just about being a mom and living another day to tell about it. Here’s a few of my favorites I stumbled upon ....more

Our Dog Keeps Using Our Computer to Pen Ridiculous Advice

We have a dog that seems to keep waking up at night and using the computer. How does he type anyway? Or, for that matter, remember passwords ....more

Happy National Dog Day

Puppies rule. The face of this little guy ruled the day we saw it. Dogs do so much ....more

Television: Not Ashamed to Say I Love and Need It

One day in a college class, the professor asked us who watched television. A woman a few rows over from me talked with big hand gestures and voiced disdain for the lowly and terrible television. She only watched PBS and inferred those that watched anything else were stupid and beneath gutter scum. I tried to listen but couldn't get my mind off of the fact it was Thursday and Cheers was on that night. I'm a television child. We didn't have Internet then, just NBC, CBS and some independent station that showed a lot of reruns. My son watches television. ...more

Television: Not Ashamed to Say I Love and Need It

One day in a college class, the professor asked us who watched television. A woman a few rows over from me talked with big hand gestures and voiced disdain for the lowly and terrible television. She only watched PBS and inferred those that watched anything else were stupid and beneath gutter scum ....more

The BIG Story: Asking Stores to Provide Caroline’s Cart for Special Needs

The BIG story still is a big story – asking stores, especially big stores, to provide Caroline’s Cart for their customers. The word spread and people are asking. Here’s the story, pass it on and let’s make a change! ...more

How to Go Jump in the Lake

Every wondered how to jump in the lake? I watched. I learned ....more

When Do You Know You'll be OK as a Parent of a Special Needs Child?

Really, I don't know. I wake up everyday and wonder how to manage. Today, he put his pants on, a wonderful feat, though they were backwards. His shirt too. Didn't matter, we get excited about these steps, strides. ...more

When Do You Know You’ll be OK as a Parent of a Special Needs Child?

Really, I don’t know. I wake up everyday and wonder how to manage. Today, he put his pants on, a wonderful feat, though they were backwards ....more

Where Did that Paddle Go? And Those Expensive Orthotics?

We paddled straight into the wind to get to calm waters. Water is relaxing, fun, and full of interesting lessons in how the world works. With a life jacket on at all times, my son loves to test the waters ....more