Summer Musical Theater Camp


My son had a really hard beginning to the week this past week. He was headed to musical theater camp. The problem was this was a brand new camp so we had no idea about the space it was going to be held in, the kids who were going to be there, the flow of…

The Wizard of Oz


Everyone is busy this time of year. This is part of our busyness. My son,  a ninth grader now,  has been rehearsing for his high school musical “The Wizard of Oz.” He was the Winkie General – sings “Oh We Oh” and “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead – Reprise” was an Ozian and an…

On His Own


This has been a strange two weeks for me. My son went to camp for the first time on his own. The past two years he has been to the same fine arts camp he is at now but his sister has always been on the same campus. It was always comforting to me have…

High School Musical Jr.


It’s a Wild Cats weekend in our house. The musical this year at our middle school is High School Musical Jr. Just about one year ago my son, who is Autistic, wanted to be in Lion King Jr. So he taught himself to sing. You can read that blog post here (click for link to…

Hugs and I Love Yous


I have openly shared before that my 13 year-old son is Autistic, bordering on Asperger’s Syndrome – for those that still use those labels. We talk about it openly with him and others as teaching moments for all of us. One of the things for him is he has a very hard time with emotions….

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…

Why We Choose Not to Have a Video Game System in Our House


Photo from Dropshipstrategy.com On Sundays I talk a little about my family so that you can get to know us better. Our choice to not have any gaming systems and limit electronics in our house makes us a bit unique. I think we are one of the few families I know of that don’t have…

Finding Dory – “Just Keep Swimming”


Yesterday was Mama’s Day in our house. The Mama wanted to see Finding Dory so we all headed to the movies last night. I have to tell you I love the theater we go to. The tickets are $5.50 (opening weekend and it was after noon. Tickets before that are $2.75!) For us to get a…

Our 20th Anniversary and Our 4th Anniversary


In the past four years my blog has morphed from being solely about the dinner game I have been playing with my family to something much more. It is our family relationships, how we deal with life and our adventures in how to make this life memorable for all of us. It is also the…

Lion King Jr. and Another Hill Climbed


Five weeks ago I posted about my son and his audition for Lion King Jr. (click for link to original post.) I wrote about my son, his Autism and how he was cast as Scar. I have been away from blogging this weekend because this weekend he had his three performances. Friday night I sat in…

My Baby Isn’t a Baby Anymore…


Well, he will always be my baby boy. My youngest child.  Today he turns 13! I can’t believe my big baby boy is 13! Where did the time go? I swear he was just born yesterday… This baby was going to be a breeze because I had all the answers. His sister had been the…

Baked Pesto Salmon – Update on Those Resolutions


As I mentioned before I chose JOY as the word to guide my decisions and intentions this year rather than make regular New Year resolutions. I really have been trying to keep this word in front of me to help me at those moments I feel overwhelmed or uncertain. It doesn’t mean I walk around…