Scientific Magic Tricks

*A version of this post was first published on Jan. 18, 2013. *This post contains affiliate links. When my son, Jeremiah was was little, he loved searching through youtube videos for amazing science tricks and experiments. Actually, he was quite the little pyromaniac and conducted several experiments involving fire! Other science projects Jerry worked on and […]

Christmas 2012

*A version of this post was first published on 12/28/12. Please join us for Christmas 2012!! We all had such a great time visiting, feasting, munching on snacks, exchanging gifts and having fun together! One of the gifts I made for my adult sons this year was alcohol infused gummy bears and I must say, they […]

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Day In the Life of a Special Needs Homeschooling Family!

*This post was originally published on 1/26/15 Ever wonder what a typical day is like for us, a not so typical special needs homeschooling family? If so please read on and watch our video! If the thought has never crossed your mind, well then I invite you to continue reading anyway! Because of Bethany’s unpredictable […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving Day filled with love and laughter! I know we sure did! This year we were joined by Rebekah, William, and Sophia the hamster and Josiah and Katy! Our festivities began on Wednesay night with Rebekah and Willam bringing Sophia the hamster for Bethany to visit with! The […]

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Enjoying Life Again!

I’m so thankful that Bethany’s (and my own) depression has finally lifted! As you know, Bethany spent much of spring and the beginning of summer very depressed and lethargic, mostly because of experiencing a series of losses, one right after the other. In my opinion, Celexa, the antidepressant she is taking has literally been a […]

Explaining Death and Dying to Special Needs Kids

How do you explain death and dying to special needs kids? I didn’t think that my daughter Bethany, an autistic brain tumor survivor, was capable of understanding death. However, I realized my assumption was wrong  after a conversation we had about a squished, dead snake on the road! Two nights ago while strolling down our […]

Jeremiah’s 15th Surprise Birthday Party!

I think most of you probably already know that Jeremiah is not interested in being featured here on the blog! He’s even less interested in being on camera! Nevertheless, I did manage (with his permission) to get a little footage and a few photos of his 15th Surprise Birthday party to share with you all! […]

Birthday Surprises and 10 Facts About Epilepsy!

Happy Friday everyone! Looks like we got even more snow last night! Hope you have plans for a great weekend! Jeremiah doesn’t know it yet, but he is having a family birthday party tomorrow!! We are planning a surprise 15th birthday for him and just like last year, he’s being difficult, again!! I say that […]

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A Sushi Night Out and a Few Seizures

Malcolm and Rachel had Monday off, so we decided to go out shopping. Little did we know that we’d also end up having Sushi for dinner afterward! Bethany didn’t want to come with us and neither did Jerry. Lucky for us Bethany’s  support worker was scheduled to spend a few hours with her! As soon […]


Surprise Visit to Bethany’s Sister’s House: A Day in the Life

Last Sunday, Malcolm, Rachel, Jeremiah, and I set off on a journey to pay a surprise visit to our daughter, Rebekah and her husband, William! Our visit wasn’t meant to surprise them, though! They knew we were coming! We had arranged the whole event with them, in advance! Our surprise visit was actually for Bethany, […]