Category Archives: Parenting

Christmas

When MJ was an infant, he played the role of baby Jesus in the Christmas pageant at LJ’s school. It was pretty special event. As I remember this pageant, I think about how important it is for me to always … Continue reading

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A Donkey and Some Nutcrackers

MJ is always happy when he is making something. It can be building a Lego, baking cookies, or a number of other activities. A week or so ago he told me he wanted to make a video. The subject was his often performed rendition of the Christmas song Dominick the Donkey performed by a pair of nutcrackers. It was his video, so all I did was film it, letting the setup to him. I still laugh every time I see it. Continue reading

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This Bed is Just Right

SJ sleep habits were different from birth. We expect that with infants, but unlike LJ and MJ, he never shifted to a typical sleep pattern. He went to sleep late, woke in the middle of the night and woke up … Continue reading

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Two Boys and Their Dog

About two years ago we got an assistance dog, a golden retriever named Stitch, for MJ and SJ (see my last post for an explanation of the initials). A lot of people ask questions about Stitch, so here’s a post with all the details. Continue reading

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Nicknames

From now on, I will refer to the boys using nicknames. So far I’ve avoided using their names, even though I know that it’s still fairly easy to figure out who they are. My objective has always been simple: to keep their names from showing up on search engines with links to my blog. Continue reading

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Ramblings

It’s been a long break from blogging for me. There’s no big reason behind it, just a lot of little ones. Here’s a sample of my rambling thoughts from the past few weeks. Next, it’s time for me to catch up on my reading.
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I Love This Job

I begin a one week vacation today, not to travel but simply to be home with the boys. For the next week, while my wife is working full time, I get to spend the day with the boys, setting the … Continue reading

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Movie Time!

If I were a real writer, this would be called a fluff piece. I found time for a few movies lately and came across two with some very loose connections to autism. At least I saw some connections. If you … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts from the ASA Conference

This year’s ASA national confernece was only a two hour drive from home. My wife attended for the whole conference and the boys and I joined her Friday night. A few thoughts on the short time I spent at and … Continue reading

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Leading by Example

Harriet McBryde Johnson is a lawyer, activist, and writer. She’s been mentioned in several other blogs recently, but when I read them, I failed to dig deep enough to get to know much about her. Continue reading

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