Archive for November 2011

Thinking Outside the Box When Holiday Plans Change

I wrote this post 3 years ago and I liked it so much that I decided to post it again now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Volunteerism is a wonderful gift to share with your child. My son with special needs can’t handle uncertainty or a change in plans.  There was the horrendous... Read more »

Parenting a Special Needs Child Ain't For the Faint of Heart

My son just turned 11 last week. This is the most likely time for him to end up in the psychiatric ward of our local hospital. It all starts with Halloween, followed by his birthday the following week, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year’s. You get the picture. Too many holidays, too much excitement, too many... Read more »

Worst. Organized. Event. Ever.

So, I awoke last Saturday morning at 7:30am, got ready to go and left my home in W Rogers Park by 8:25am.  I had a 9am massage client downtown at Jackson & Wabash.  I never made it due to the Hot Chocolate 15K Run.  I had never heard of the Hot Chocolate Run and because... Read more »

Why I Hate Halloween

When I was a kid, which was when dinosaurs roamed the earth, when you went trick-or-treating, you got not only candy, but taffy apples, fruit and penny toys. That was in the days before sickos put pins or razor blades in fruit. So, now it’s candy, candy and more candy. It’s not just one piece of candy at... Read more »