Archives: December 2014

Adventure’s 16th Annual Spring Symposium

  Embracing Your Garden’s Potential Spend the day at Glade Run Adventures learning, noshing, and shopping! Special celebrity farmers will be on hand to serve lunch and we’ll also have a raffle and silent auction. KDKA’s Doug Oster will lead a presentation and Carol Chernega will discuss pruning. For more information,...

Safe At Home, For Now

My youngest son Carter he lives in a social cocoon. His world is limited to school (a tiny private school that caters exclusively to children with special needs), church (again, tiny, and a very loving community that values inclusion for all), our house and his grandparents’ house, with the occasional...

An Autism-Friendly Guide to Gift Giving

Amidst all the fun and celebration, the holiday season can also be a big source of stress for many autistic kids. Routines are disrupted and there’s a lot of sensory overload to cope with, not to mention all the extra social situations. These can all quickly add up to make...

One Christmas at the Orphans’ Home

The following story was recently discovered in the December, 1922 edition of Lutheran Woman’s Work.  Its author, Ms. Virginia Margret Boyer, was admitted here as an orphan in November of 1898 and later came back to serve as a teacher in 1914; she would also complete a missionary trip to India. Ms. Boyer would ultimately perish...

Things I’m Thankful For

This holiday season, I have a lot to be thankful for.  My son, Joe, is doing well.  He’s learned to manage his depression and the child I once thought would never make it out of the 9th grade is now looking at careers and colleges.  I pinch myself every day...