Stories You Will LIKE: Why Special Su...

Time to share some stories. Sometimes I relate to a “special” theme; sometimes its just about being a mom and living another day to tell about it. Here’s a few of my favorites I stumbled upon. “Special” Sucks Nice piece from Brain,Child by Jennifer Curran. I’ve written about this thing too, t [...]

Our Dog Keeps Using Our Computer to P...

Our Dog Keeps Using Our Computer to Pen Ridiculous Advice
We have a dog that seems to keep waking up at night and using the computer. How does he type anyway? Or, for that matter, remember passwords. We can’t seem to stop the stream of ridiculous advice. This time, he got a letter from Jingles, worried about going to the next level. var OB_platformType=3; var OB_PlugInVer='8.0. [...]

Happy National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day
Puppies rule. The face of this little guy ruled the day we saw it. Dogs do so much. Probably save our souls every day of our lives. Have you hugged your dog yet today? #nationaldogday var OB_platformType=3; var OB_PlugInVer='8.0.0.0_Regular';ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in [...]

Television: Not Ashamed to Say I Love...

Television: Not Ashamed to Say I Love and Need It
One day in a college class, the professor asked us who watched television. A woman a few rows over from me talked with big hand gestures and voiced disdain for the lowly and terrible television. She only watched PBS and inferred those that watched anything else were stupid and beneath gutter scum. I tried to listen but couldnR [...]

The BIG Story: Asking Stores to Provi...

The BIG story still is a big story – asking stores, especially big stores, to provide Caroline’s Cart for their customers. The word spread and people are asking. Here’s the story, pass it on and let’s make a change! Thanks to all who’ve asked, added, and became informed about the cart. Call 1-800-3 [...]

How to Go Jump in the Lake

Every wondered how to jump in the lake? I watched. I learned. This guy’s an expert. var OB_platformType=3; var OB_PlugInVer='8.0.0.0_Regular';ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new wi [...]

When Do You Know You’ll be OK a...

Really, I don’t know. I wake up everyday and wonder how to manage. Today, he put his pants on, a wonderful feat, though they were backwards. His shirt too. Didn’t matter, we get excited about these steps, strides. When he slept in an incubator, I wondered, when will this be OK? I didn’t know then. Genetic defec [...]

Where Did that Paddle Go? And Those E...

We paddled straight into the wind to get to calm waters. Water is relaxing, fun, and full of interesting lessons in how the world works. With a life jacket on at all times, my son loves to test the waters. He looked into the water and poked at the lily pads. I noticed he wasn’t paddling. “Where did your paddle go?R [...]

How to Properly Stick One’s Hea...

Dear Charlie, What is the best form for sticking my head out the window in the heat of the summer? All these safety rules keep me harnessed until the end of the road, the final few feet, the window rolls down and…and…I get so excited I don’t know whether to look to the front of the back.       &n [...]

Open Letter to All BIG Stores: Get Ca...

Dear Big Stores, I’m asking for a little help. There are those of us who cannot manage shopping at your stores without great distress. Children with special needs outgrow carts with baby seats; some elderly cannot walk the aisles; some special needs, at any age, may not be able to handle the wheelchairs provided. Caroline&# [...]

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