Throwback Post: Speaking of Trees While Mailing Books and Donating Toys


December 7 2012:

Speaking-to-undergrad-health-field-student adventures!!! Gonna have them take a walk in my and my fellow special needs parents shoes …. Wheeeeee!!


I was just thinkin how much I love and adore nature …. “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” -William Blake


It’s a fabulous day to mail a book!!! Wahooooo!!!


December 7 2011:

Photo of Cheri Hill, Jen and myself last Thursday after recording my segment with them. Will air this Saturday at 5:00 pm PST and Sunday at 8:00 am PST on 99.1 . . . Having it All with Jen and Cheri . . . – you can listen live online at those times if you aren’t local to Reno! We discuss Turning Views Foundation, Gift a Voice, being a Special Needs Life Coach and my upcoming book!

Completing our act of kindness today. Donating a toy for Toys for Tots. YAY!!

Two hours later we finally have a robot built …


December 7 2010:

WooHoo! I should get out of my home office more often!! Just returned from Toastmasters and the Post Office with 2 lovely donations for Different iz Good . . . Spread the Word that will more than cover the remainder of what’s needed for 6 yr old Elizebeth! She will get her “voice” in time for Christmas y’all! WooHoo!!!! I’m so grateful!!

Throwback Post: Gingerbread Dog Houses with a Parent Perspective


May 15 2016:

Team TLC bid farewell to our TLC gingerbread dog houses that have been with us for the last 5 or 6 years.

I bought these at 90% off in 2009 or 2010. Forgot about them for a year or two. Rediscovered in 2011 or 2012. The icing was no longer good. So, we used glue to put them together. Guess that turned out perfect as it preserved them!!

Last night as I was wiping the counter, two of them were “glued” to the counter top! They had begun their decent of falling apart.

So, we said our goodbyes.

Memories and fun …. xoxo


May 15 2013:

Thank you Manal Toppozada for asking me to come speak again to your undergrad med students at UNR about the “Parents Perspective’ of being parent to someone with disabilities/special needs. Looking forward to it on May 30th … Hope I get as many questions and more as last time!! From Manal: “Was wondering if you’d be interested in speaking to my UNR class again? Your presentation last semester was powerful and made a strong impression on many of the students.” Big hug to you Manal!!