Category Archives: Autism

Being Social and It’s Not On Facebook

Eye contact, showing interest, holding a conversation, Miss Manners may have gone by the wayside of the wall phone however good social skills have not! So how do we pry our kids away from the phones and video games to show them that social isn’t an app or on a… Read more »

Find Your Place in the Sun – 3 Easy Activities to Get The Family Outside

“I’m bored!” Two weeks into summer break and the whining begins. Do I look like “Julie McCoy, your cruise director?” (Shout out to The Love Boat!) No, but apparently the little minions who begged for sweet freedom from the routine of the school year have now decided that Mom is… Read more »

Cheap and Fun – Affordable Family Vacations

Remember when a cheap and fun vacation was you and four of your girlfriends crammed in your dad’s Buick Regal, driving 14 hours straight through to a Florida beach, camping in a tent, eating ramen noodles and drinking Peach Riunite wine? We are ADULTING now. We can do better. Our… Read more »

Let the Storm Pass

Hurricane Abram is gaining speed. I sighed then I yelled for him to get his bike put away and himself in the van for the umpteenth time. We were headed out and we were going to be late. Abram is very attached to his bike and likes to go at… Read more »

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N-!

It’s time! Time to pack your sunscreen, and trashy summer reads. To feel the wind in your hair. A pair of flip flops, oversized sunglasses, some shorts and you’re gleefully skipping out the door. But wait, this is not a party of one as it is in your daydreams. There are… Read more »

Sax Man

Kathy Yoho   February 28, 2017   No Comments on Sax Man
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I was holding up my phone in a sea of eager, impatient parents also holding up their devices in the auditorium. We were jockeying for position. Trying to get the perfect view of our blossoming musicians from the stage. All etiquette be dammed we would have the memory of our… Read more »

How the Littlest Things Make the Biggest Impact

The oldest adage still rings true today—it’s the little things that help differentiate one thing from another, and when you have a family member with special needs, it’s the little things, like the way that strangers interact with our family in public, that can make the biggest impact. For instance,… Read more »

Surprised by Generosity

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Take a trip back in time with me to late November/December 2012. I remember deciding to stop for a little treat at my favorite yogurt shop and I was enjoying a birthday cake cup with hot fudge and a lot of berries (ya know, because that makes it healthy) when… Read more »

Diary of a special needs mom: The Realities of Planning the Perfect, Relaxing Vacation

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The following narrative blends stories from our real Abram’s Bed families to fictionally capture the trials and successes we experience as special needs families. None of the names or situations is meant to resemble a specific reality, but the universal difficulties are intended to enlighten and endear.  Planning a vacation… Read more »