It's 11/11 And He's 11

  He's eleven today....more

Dear Good Samaritan: You Save Christmas Every Year

Dear Good Samaritan, let me start by introducing myself: My name is Courtney. My husband and I have an 8-year-old son with autism and then some. Our little boy struggles with more labels than a clearance item, I have many chronic illnesses and my husband has more metal in his body than bones. ...more
derailed thank you! and thank you for reaching out to help someone in need <3more

Family Time - The Many Joys

Family time - it sounds so simple and classic.   Cookie baking and movie watching, pool going and museum strolling.   For a large family and one with special needs, family time is a sailor's knot of complexity...  Read on...

How People Open Up Our World of Special Needs

Understanding how my son views, organizes and interprets the world is one my greatest challenges as a parent of a special needs child. Without a window into his way of thinking, I'm just like a bird flying into glass, stunned, unable to make sense of what just happened. Everyday, I look for clues to help me teach and cope. In the Little People, I have found an opening. His love of Fisher Price Little People allowed me to see glimpses of his world, his thinking, and his emotions. He creates amazing patterns and presentations of these plastic, stand-up people. ...more

The Miracle of The Alphabet Book

The Miracle of The Alphabet Book...more
When the breakthrough happen, they are amazing.more

Holiday Open House at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf benefits The Help Group 11/6/14 2-6pm

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is continuing its long-standing support of The Help Group with this year's Holiday Open House. Today, November 6, 2014 from 2pm to 6pm special small drinks in 3 holiday flavors will be sold for only $1 and all gross proceeds will benefit The Help Group. Read more here....more

My Ex Is A Better Parent As An Ex

I was perusing one of my favorite websites earlier this week: Humans of New York, and came across this guy:...more

My Daughter, a Brain Cancer Survivor is My Hero

November Marks Fourteen Years That My Sixteen year Old Daughter has Been Brain Cancer FreeFourteen years ago on November 2, 2000 my daughter underwent surgery to remove a very large tumor from her teeny tiny two year old brain.Today we are rejoicing and thanking God that she has been free from cancer ever since that day so very long ago....more

He Started Kindergarten, Then Stopped

Cooper started kindergarten, then stopped kindergarten. I believe it lasted all of three weeks…maybe four. Either way it didn’t last long…See if I get to do any learnin’...more

Day 2: Delight. Celebrating The 5 Gifts of Gratitiude For NaBloPoMo

Beautiful made my heart smile. The ups and downs of life, and the "delight" in the ...more