Some of My Favorite Quotes

Some of My Favorite Quotes

As we the approach the New Year, here are some words of wisdom and inspiration: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein, Physicist, 1879-1955 “I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and...
Hope Hiding in Life’s Debris

Hope Hiding in Life’s Debris

Recently, I was cleaning out a closet filled with junk that should have been stuffed in a big black plastic bag and set out on the curb. I stopped wondering why I had held on to it at least a dozen years ago. It was just easier to just keep my accumulated life’s...
Just Like Everyone Else

Just Like Everyone Else

One difficult challenge for a parent raising a child with emotional disabilities is decoding your child’s need to be just like everyone else. Blending in is the goal of childhood. When they are ready, most children make their break from the pack and begin jockeying...
Keep It Simple, Mom

Keep It Simple, Mom

Sometimes the most surprising things occurred when I pulled away from my own expectations of what it meant to enjoy time with my son.  True, experiences that seemed flawless for other families could result in disaster for us.  Have you left the popular new children’s...
Making Magical Memories

Making Magical Memories

Raising children with emotional disabilities can make for some stressed out holidays. Peace and goodwill can be in short supply in my house from Thanksgiving (all done this year!) through Hanukah and Christmas to New Year’s Eve. We celebrate Christmas. When my son was...