On the Road Again, Part II


After settling near Boston for the night we headed to Alewife Station so that we could take the T into Boston. My son loves riding on the T. He really wanted to tour Harvard so that was the first place we went. As we stepped off the T the humidity hit you first followed by…

My Brother


My daughter wrote a blog post for Melissa at Autism Mommy Avenger on what it has been like for her having a younger brother with Autism. It was wonderful for me to hear it in her own words. I have often thought I “knew” what life was like for her but reading her words made…

On the Road Again


Hot enough for you? As we continue to bake in 90 degree plus heat and humidity we are on the road again. We decided to take a road trip. Unlike some people who may take a trip on Route 66 we took our road trip on Interstate 90.  Yes, from Indiana to Boston, Massachusetts on…

Just a Taste of Europe


My daughter has just ended her first week in Europe. If her pictures, texts and a phone calls are any indication she will be heading back at her next opportunity. We are encouraging her to try to take advantage of all that she can while she is there from sights to food. Here are a…

Greek Marinated Steak with Tzatziki


Back, what seems eons ago in January, I chose the word JOY as my word of intention through this year. My life got off track a bit and I was starting to get overwhelmed by health stuff and home stuff. I went back and read my resolution to choose JOY in making decisions and living…

Twice Baked Reuben Potatoes


While my daughter is in Europe this week, just cooking for three people rather than four has been different. My daughter has a strong dislike of onions (although she eats them far more than she will ever know), cooked mushrooms and rice. So, I have been making dishes that she may not normally like and…

About Us: My Son’s View of His Autism


This is one of my favorite pictures of my son at Walt Disney World one week after he was diagnosed as Autistic. This was during his Peter Pan phase. Sunday is my day to talk about my family. Who we are, why we do the things we do or anything that is important in our…

On Our Way to Grand Rapids, Michigan


One of the things we do during the summer months is travel. Just about every weekend we are doing something. My son has asked that we try not to travel as much during the school year, when it is actually more convenient for us, because he hates missing school. Unfortunately, work gets in the way…

Fried Rice with Chicken and Broccoli


Yesterday was an interesting day. Part of my son’s Autism is that he is unaware of what is happening with his body. He has trouble with telling when he is in other’s personal space, he can be sick and not know it or he can seriously hurt himself and not know it. He told me…

Tuscan Garlic Chicken


We are slowly getting back into the groove of summer. Yesterday was too hot and humid to head to the beach though. There was always the threat of a thunderstorm. Those dark looming clouds don’t make me want to spend hours at the beach. So, instead we tried to catch up on a few things…

Letting Go, Bit by Bit


This was my living room on Monday evening. Normally I would NEVER take a photo like this let alone post it on the internet.  But, this is a significant piece in our life right now. Our goals in raising our children have always been that by the time they left our house they would be…

Barbecue Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet


We are back to “real” life.  By now most of you have heard about the shooting in the Michigan courthouse yesterday. That was about a mile from our home. We live in this little area we laughingly call “Mayberry.” Yes, bad things happen here just like every other place around the world. But, the difference…