Jakobs Journal

August 2, 2009…back for awhile

It’s been a crazy month. I’ve been travelling all over the place and having all kinds of different experiences…from being an NKOTB groupie to being homeless in downtown San Diego. Never a dull moment. The week in Massachusetts was great. I got a bunch of stuff figured out and got called out on a bunch my own crap. Love that. ... Read More »

July 5, 2009…Sheffield, Mass.

It feels really good o be here. I’ve been needing this. I think I’ve made it pretty clear to anyone in my life who would listen that I need to get out of town every three months. I have to go somewhere, do something. I haven’t been anywhere since November…not good. And here’s why… I have been an absolute impatient, ... Read More »

June 1, 2009…Mom, go get it…

Floating. That’s the best word I can come up with for how I’ve been feeling lately. Just kinda floating. So many things up in the air and not much definite. And it’s not a bad thing or a good thing. It just is. Giving up control of the uncontrollable is an every day party and I think that’s why I ... Read More »

Post-Walk E-mail with Stats…

Sharing feedback from the walk… May 22, 2009 Congratulations – We Did It! Thank you so much for joining us to celebrate the 2nd Cincinnati Walk Now for Autism. On Saturday, May 16th, over 5,000 people came together in solidarity, community and hope. We enjoyed a spectacular day of festivities, with donated refreshments, team pictures and children’s entertainment. We created ... Read More »

April 30, 2009…it’s begun.

Party’s on. No doubt about it. The Detox Party has begun. So much controversy. So many arguments. So much confusion. Do vaccines cause Autism, trigger it or have anything at all to do with it? It’s gonna be awhile until that debate is settled. In the meantime, I’m gonna do with Jakob what has been working for thousands of kids. ... Read More »

Saturday, April 18…don’t miss it

I’m pretty sure that I’ve been pretty clear about my love for the Son-Rise Program. Well…this Saturday morning at 10am at Great Wolf Lodge, I’m hosting a lecture from a Son-Rise dad whose son RECOVERED (love that word). He’ll be telling his family’s story and giving info on how to help the child in your life with Autism. It’s free. ... Read More »

April 13, 2009…a cue from him

I think Edward is really hot…sometimes. Like the scene in the restaurant in Port Angeles and definitely, the kissing scene. I wish he had better posture…maybe in the next movie. In pictures from the set, he looks a little beefier, maybe he’ll stand up straighter. I really had a thing for Jacob in New Moon and Eclipse. I could really ... Read More »

Autism Awareness Month

Ok…it’s about to get a little crazy…so much to do in April! And it’s all good stuff…just spreading the love for our kids. Here’s what my schedule is looking like. Friday, April 3…Remarkable Parents Symposium at Xavier University. I’ll be speaking at 2:00 and would love to se you! Here’s more on the symposium: http://www.xavier.edu/familyresiliency/ Saturday, April 4…Cincinnati Cyclones game…I’ll ... Read More »

March 15…details and goodnight

Every day is a new adventure. Every day he does something new and exciting. It’s such a great ride we’re on right now. It’s time for me to really sit back, watch and know that we’re doing something right. Yup…no matter what anyone else says or thinks, were doing something right. I definitely have a much different take on all ... Read More »

March 3, 2009…an event

“Mom, I want 4 hot dogs”. I decided that hot dogs is 2 words so that’s a six-word sentence. Impressive. Jakob is doing just fabulous. The language is exploding. He wants so badly to be understood. He’s trying so hard to speak clearly. The receptive language is unbelievable. More and more, he’s joining us in our world. I went to ... Read More »