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...

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...

What is Charity and Love?

photo credit: djwhelan Every day we read about good people planning charity events for people with disabilities. I’m not sure how I feel about this. Wait! You are wondering how I can be an advocate for people with disabilities and not just jump up and down when...

A Quarter’s Worth of Advocacy

I am going to update some of the better articles I’ve written for my classes, parent newsletters and magazines. Hope you enjoy them. Since Aaron was young, the language has evolved. When this story took place they used the words, “mental...