A Mother’s Hopes for her Sons

Summer Activities| A Mother’s Hope for Her Sons with and without disabilities NOTE: This is when Tommy was 13 and Aaron 14 years old. Is summer different for kids with and without disabilities? This summer Tommy, my 13 year old son, … • Went to 2 weeks of Boy Scout...

Language of the Heart| Heartaches and Heartsongs

photo credit: qthomasbower In the post: Caring Community| People First Language we talked about the power of labels, negative stereotypes and the paradigm shift of looking at all people as PEOPLE First! Today, on Valentine’s Day, I am asking you to think about...

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...

Aaron’s Community Building Mix

photo credit: Holtsman Aaron’s Building Community Mix Making New Friends In my previous post: St. Nick| Community Building and Batman Socks, I talked about using the folk-story Stone Soup to begin a discussion about differences, scarcity, gifts and building a...

St. Nick Meets the Disney Princesses?

St. Nick and the Batman Socks I shared my story about St. Nick and the Batman socks. I told you I would give the Batman socks to our granddaughter when she went to kindergarten. Well, as you can see in the picture above, Isabella picked the Batman socks right off our...