The end of the 5th grade. How is this even possible? I feel like I have gone through some kind of time warp. This school year has been filled with so many things, patriotism, angst, joy, anxiety, frustration and finally happiness. My little man has lucked out at his new school, getting the best …
Please take a moment to check out the new non-profit that will benefit
local children affected by Autism. (Then come back and read my witty
recount of today’s events!)
Today was the first time ever that our little town of Chico had a
walk for autism. It was fantastic. Run by a very …
year at Christmas we indulge our inner child. We purchase way too many
toys for our kids. This past Christmas we tried to be a little more
sensible, get things we knew they would really like, actually play with
and would last longer than a week. I guess where I am going …
“Fro” Football Player
It has been some time since I took time to sit and write about my boy
wonder. I was surprised to see the last entry in October! Wow. I must
have been busy living life…I know things have been changing for said
boy. He has a new aide at his …
Ah….the moments of sibling love….a punch here, a shove there, a bite on the shoulder…
Ben will always be a little unsure when the game is over….when the
last push or playful shove has occurred. He will always take the joke
one step over the line….say silly or inappropriate things….and be,
Ben with his sister and Orangutan Heroes at a Jane Goodall event recently.
There is hope. People who love America can also love the environment.
They can, as my friend says, “Hug a tree with their hand on their
learned this and many other wonderful things recently in Oregon. Due to
battle is over. We decided that it was not worth it to stay at a school
that did not support our son’s desire to be patriotic. I don’t know how
it is possible that in our country, in my town there is a place where a
boy’s desire to …
is a picture of my Great Uncle, Boyd Wells. He is a World War two
Veteran as well as a Veteran from the Korean War. In both wars he served
in the engine room on a ship. He will not tell us what ship or talk
about what happened to him …
Autistic In Chico….
love Chico. There are great things in this community. I think some of
them are like little hidden gems….One gem in particular is the Chico
State Autism Clinic.
I have talked about this place from time to time here on my blog,
this is where Ben goes to learn how …
the first time in 13 years I spent a few days childless. Totally alone.
I hated it. Well for the first night…..then I realized all the things
I could do! I was amazed at how out of practice I had gotten at just
being alone. Just being. How did these …