Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has welcomed a son on Friday with his longtime friend and producer, Jaymes Foster. Clay announced the arrival on his website, writing "HE'S HERE! My dear friend, Jaymes, and I are so excited to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken (No hyphens. One first name. One middle name. One last name.) Parker was born at a hospital in … [Read more...] about Clay Aiken Is A Dad!
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We’re one month into autumn. School and work and life schedules have reverted to some sort of “normal” structure. Sweaters and suits have come out of closets to replace bikinis and sunglasses. Leaves are changing from green to red, gold, and brown, or, depending on where you are, have already begun to fall. There’s a heavy note of regularity in the air, a feeling of going back … [Read more...] about Fall is the New Spring
An Older Teenager with Autism and a New Dog The last time our family got a puppy, our son was eight years old. After a few months, the dog, a German Shepard, got to be very strong. She was difficult to walk on the leash. She had training, but didn’t “take to it” very well. My husband and I decided to play it safe and not have our son walk the dog. It was simply too easy … [Read more...] about An Older Teenager with Autism and a New Dog
I seem to think that my son should experience as much as reasonably (and financially) possible, even knowing that autism is going to tag along. What experience did he have this time? Well, some experiences are good (positive) and some are not so good. A year ago last winter my brother died suddenly. It was a difficult time for my family and the first family death that … [Read more...] about Autism and a Canadian Trip
My son is thirteen, very intelligent, thoughtful, and asks a lot of questions about current affairs. So, after I mentioned that his aunt, who lives in North Carolina, was upset at the recent canceled concert by Bruce Springsteen, my son asked why. I don't know about most parents, but with my son, I fell he's mature enough to handle some adult topics. In the past, he has … [Read more...] about Explaining HB2 to My Son With Autism