Category: Autism

No Pushing!

This morning was like every other school morning.  The alarm goes off, and I hit snooze.  The alarm goes off again, and I reluctantly roll out of bed to go wake my youngest son for school. I then turn on the TV, straighten up the kitchen and living room and get my son breakfast while I listen to the news. As […]

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Not Today

It’s that time of the year.  Summertime.  Time for physicals and teeth cleanings and all of those appointments you put off during the school year because it’s too difficult to juggle the schedules. My kiddos are getting old enough that their physicals/check ups aren’t near as important, but teeth cleanings never go out of season.   Sometimes, you […]

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Angels Among Us

Is it bad to say that I’m relieved my son is graduating from high school?  There were several occasions where he would struggle with going to school.  It was stressful on all of us, to say the least.  And so, with the ‘normal’ emotions of any high school graduation, I feel relief. At the beginning of his last […]

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More than Proud

(a graduation letter to my son…) he won’t get to read this until the 20th, so shhhhh…. 11 May 2012 Dear Brendon, I’m not sure that I know where to begin, but I will do my best.  I know that right now everyone around you is reading a letter, and they are all reading practically […]

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Get off the Pot!

Today is Wednesday.  It is the day of the week that I set aside a few months ago as my ‘writing day.’  Each Wednesday, I go and spend at least 2 hours at the Black Dog Coffee House.  Without a doubt, Wednesday has taken over Friday’s spot of my favorite day of the week. TODAY, […]

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Welcome to my new blog!  Blogging is not something new to me, but this blog certainly is.  I started writing blogs in October of 2007.  I wrote primarily religion and philosophy type blogs that I posted on MySpace.  It was fun and I met a lot of people that I still consider dear friends (and some […]

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We See Them as “Broken”

While reading through some of the statuses of my friends on Facebook, I came across this one: My wish for 2010 is that people will understand that children with disabilities do not have a disease; children with disabilities are not looking for a cure but ACCEPTANCE. It was posted by a long-time friend that was […]

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a note from gina…

PLEASE pardon my 'mess'... I'm still fine-tuning the graphics and the content and, well... Let's just say I shouldn't have invited "company" in just yet, but I got too excited!

That said...I am so glad you're here!!