Success Defined

Attending the big games, I thought about the many ways we’ve been programmed to measure success. How do you measure success? Did you get the promotion you’ve been working so hard to receive? Is your… Continue reading

Sometime the Mighty Oak Falls

A friend once asked “What’s your biggest fear?”  To be honest it’s something that haunts me everyday.  My biggest fear is not knowing what happens to Cade when I am gone.  I am sure every parent… Continue reading

Roar

“Ruff ruff ruff…woof woof…ruff ruff…woof woof” the dogs jumped at the door awaiting the person on the other side.  “Woof woof…ruff…” “Shut up!” I shouted.  “It’s just Uncle Brett coming home from the gym.”… Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Blue

I’m going to need your assistance with this post.  I’d like to do a little role play.  Are you ready?  I am going to demonstrate how to find pleasure in a certain amount of… Continue reading

Say Hello to Uncle Brett

I have a colorful household to say the least.  My brother-in-law Brett just walked by wearing his usual nightly attire.  His striped tank top is tightly tucked into his smiley face pajama pants.… Continue reading

Slap that bitch off the moon

“Cadeisms,” its what I call the wonderful quotes and bits of advice my son shares with me. “Slap that bitch off the moon.” This came along one day while he was watching a… Continue reading

Intro

My name is Kelly Jude Melerine and I’m a stay at home dad of a teenage boy with autism named Cade. I quit my job in banking following an extremely rough phase with… Continue reading