Category: Parenting

The gift…a Mother’s Day story

An art teacher at a local elementary school was running low on supplies, but she knew Mother’s Day was right around the corner.  She used money from her personal paycheck to purchase supplies so her students could make their mother a Mother’s day card. She never knew the impact her kind-unseen-gesture would play… A very poor little girl arrived home so…

The gift…a Mother’s Day story

An art teacher at a local elementary school was running low on supplies, but she knew Mother’s Day was right around the corner.  She used money from her personal paycheck to purchase supplies so her students could make their mother a Mother’s day card. She never knew the impact her kind-unseen-gesture would play… A very poor little girl arrived home so…

Would you ask your child this question?

The last chapter of my book Marvel in Your Autistic Eyes will make you cry, but I think an inspirational cry that makes you feel good inside and full of hope for someone you loved touched by autism. If you read, you will see how I decided to challenge myself based on a program I had listened to about parenting…

Never too old for cookies!

Back in the day of “Leave it to Beaver”, Mom’s wore their finest clothes to make dinner with their strand of pearls and perfectly done hair, oh and high heels!  We cannot forget high heels…WELL, this is truly a depiction of HOLLYWOOD glamour and if we watch an episode today, we laugh. But, there was a Mom, a Mom named Cookie,…

Can this murderer go to heaven?

My nine year old daughter and I were having this deep conversation on a Monday morning heading to school. As soon as we hear this question, “Can a murderer go to heaven?” We shout out “No”…and if we know the person who was murdered we convince ourselves of this same “No!!!”.  We allow our own hearts to be murdered because we…

Does Someone Believe in You?…

So, does someone believe in you when you have something in mind you want to do?  The person who should believe in YOU is YOU!  If you do not believe in yourself or your abilities, then how can anyone else?  And, the confirmation comes – if what you are wanting to accomplish is a PASSION and you think about it…

To stand or kneel…

As the Super Bowl unfolds just hours away, there are players, not focusing like they should on the game today, but rather, should I stand or should I kneel ? for the National Anthem. I would like to ask these same players a question?  When you were a little boy, possibly living in poverty, inside the classroom as a child and…