Celebrate my Birthday!

My brother spent several years in a country where they celebrate birthdays differently than we do in North America. The person who is having a birthday throws a party for his or her friends. I thought I would try that this year. The price you see listed includes shipping. I think it's a win/win. You … [Read more...]

Morning Inspiration

It was a tough morning. One of my sons insisted on refusing to do what I asked: He refused to eat his breakfast He refused to drink water He refused to pass anything to anyone In addition, he spilled water on the table and floor, swiped his lunch kit onto the floor, and glared. I told … [Read more...]

Bankhead: a hidden treasure near Banff

Our family enjoyed hiking through the ruins of Bankhead this summer on our vacation in Banff National Park. We camped at Two Jack Main, so we were just kilometres away from the ghost town. However, we didn't realize there was more than a hiking trail at Lower Bankhead until we went on the Boat … [Read more...]

Lessons in Trust and Technology

  Sometimes I just have to laugh. (I'd rather laugh than cry, wouldn't you?!) After I posted last time, I ran into major technology issues. It all started quite innocently, with the addition of a new e-mail address. After the creation of the e-mail address, I wanted to add it to my e-mail … [Read more...]

Parenting: Getting through the tough days (Parenting Blog Hop Week 1)

  Question: What do you find most challenging about parenting?  "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6 NIV) For me, the most challenging part of parenting is adjusting my expectations, training, and discipline … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 12: Describe the biggest challenge you face due to disability

As a parent of individuals with special needs, the biggest challenge I face due to disability is helping my children build authentic friendships with their peers. My boys exhibit many of the characteristics of autism: difficulty with eye contact Lack of an understanding of personal … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 11: Describe a good day living with disability

As a mother, I think my dreams and aspirations for my children are fairly normal. I want them to be able to have friends, fit into the community they live in, learn about things they enjoy, and contribute to society. I also want them to know they are loved, accepted, and appreciated - not only by … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 8: Family life and disability

In our experience, raising children who have special needs affects every facet of family life: family activities and recreational choices, schedule, discipline, holidays, even the type of work and ministry parents have. I don't see living with a disability as a disadvantage, but it is … [Read more...]

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