Gifts|Grandma Gets a Thong

Helen Otten, my mom, died April 3 at the age of almost 93. I’m posting this in her memory. I’m also reminded of the importance of family. The twelfth day of Christmas is Jan. 6th–Little Christmas, The Feast of the Magi. Actually, it’s all the...

Celebrating St. Nick + Two Special Sons

Celebrating St. Nick and Two Special Sons Family Traditions: Because of our German heritage, St. Nicholas’ Feast day on Dec. 6th was the start of the Christmas season. The tradition of putting out our socks (or shoes) was always great fun. Aaron, our son with...

Jolly ole St. Nick| Disability Parody

— Jolly Ole St. Nicholas| Christmas List Disability Style (Parody on popular Christmas carol) In our family, December 6 is the night you leave your Christmas wish list in your shoes or stockings. The German tradition says St. Nicholas comes when you are asleep,...

St. Nick and the Batman socks

St. Nick and the Batman Socks photo credit: frannie60 In Christmas 1981, Cincinnati Public Schools was involved in two class-action lawsuits. Our family was caught up in both of them. The first concerned the right of Aaron, our then seven year old son, who had an IQ...

Chocolate Covered Fun for All Ages and Abilities

Mouth watering? Don’t these chocolate covered strawberries look delicious? For the Holidays, or any day, what about making chocolate covered treats or gifts for the people you love? Chocolate Covered Fun for ALL AGES and Abilities Parents, Special Education...

Thanksgiving | Inclusion and Interdependence

Thanksgiving Week: Day 1 I love the story of Thanksgiving. It is a story of inclusion (click here) and interdependence. A group of pioneer families risk it all and travel to a strange land. They gratefully accept the help of the Native Americans who look different,...