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...

Dental Visits| Saying AHHHHHH

When Aaron was in high school he needed to get his wisdom teeth pulled. Sounds normal, right? You, me and most people get our wisdom teeth pulled. The difference between you, me, most people and Aaron is Aaron has autism. That makes a huge difference in the choice of...

Down by the Ole Mainstream

This story is from 1981 when Aaron was 7 and Tommy 5. We were in the middle of our lawsuit against Cincinnati Public Schools to allow Aaron to be able to go to public school. Enjoy. At the end of our street is a pond. Our family often takes walks down there to see the...

A New Year of Learning

BACK to SCHOOL Article 2 To celebrate the new school year here are some of my favorite posts. Article 1: Why Do We Go to School? Article 2: A New Year of Learning This is one of my favorite stories–an updated article from when Aaron was 8 years old and Tommy 6....