Value

Tonight, Atticus declared, "I wish I wasn't autistic." I chose to reply truthfully: "So do I." "It's sad, isn't it? It's heartwarming." "You mean heartbreaking?" I asked. "Yes, heartbreaking," he replied. "But the good news is I can communicate. There are lots of people out there who can't communicate. Not even when they're twenty years … Continue reading Value

We Promise, Santa is Really Nice

Many people believe there isn’t much to see or do in Ohio and that it’s a pretty boring state to spend your leisure time.  Atticus and I would disagree.  From the gravity of historical sites like the William Howard Taft home in Cincinnati, to the frivolity of the Christmas Story House in Cleveland,   Ohio is … Continue reading We Promise, Santa is Really Nice

Second Chances

Atticus has always loved to travel, so we try to take several day trips every year. Three years ago (pictured right), we traveled to the Air Force Museum. Unfortunately, the day was a mixed bag of emotions for my little seven year old – complete with a meltdown mid-way through the day. Fall break began … Continue reading Second Chances