Five Year Old Twin Boys + 7 Month Old Puppy = Chaos Redefined

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Autism, Parenting, Pets |

Because life wasn’t chaotic enough raising five year old twin boys (with one on the Autism spectrum) while working full-time, my wife Renee and I decided to add a puppy to the mix last December. Yes, we ARE gluttons for punishment. I blogged earlier about Brodie joining our family, as well as our experience with […]


Behind the Tweets: Mike Whitmore (President, Fresh Consulting; Social Media 301 Conference Organizer)

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Behind the Tweets, Follow Friday Profiles, Social Media |

If you’re reading this column, it means you have an interest in Social Media and Marketing. And if you have an interest in Social Media and Marketing then you need to know about the upcoming Social Media 301 Conference here in the Seattle area. Today’s featured profile is Mike Whitmore and he is one of […]

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A firestorm erupts over a tweet: Comcast vs. Reel Grrls Non-profit

Posted by on May 22, 2011 in News, Public Relations, Seattle, Social Media |

While scanning Google Reader Friday afternoon, one headline caught my eye: “How to lose funding in a single tweet.” I clicked on it because I was intrigued and assumed it was going to be a story about a start-up company that somehow ticked off investors. Instead, it was a story that had roots here in […]

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Behind the Tweets: Engage Digital Media Founder & CEO Chris Sherman

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Behind the Tweets, Follow Friday Profiles, Social Media |

Happy Friday everyone! What’s this – two Fridays in a row with sunshine in Seattle?? Yes, it’s true – and we might even see the mercury tip 70 degrees for the first time in six months. So needless to say, I’m in a great mood (as is the rest of the area). The question is […]


Behind the Tweets: Sean DeButts

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Behind the Tweets, Social Media |

Happy Friday everyone – we’re enjoying some rare sunshine here in the Seattle area and I’m seriously hoping we can actually string 2-3 consecutive days of it together because we all desperately need it. April was officially the coldest on record for the area and to date, May is on track to beat dismal records […]


My Mother’s Day Tradition

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Autism, Parenting |

Ever since the twins were toddlers, whenever I asked Renee what she wanted for Mother’s Day, she’s always said she’d like a day alone without having to worry about work, household chores and taking care of the boys. So the past few years the guys and I have started a tradition of hanging out together […]


Behind the Tweets: Nate Riley & Nicholas Gyeney

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Behind the Tweets, Follow Friday Profiles, Social Media |

Welcome to FRIDAY and another “Behind the Tweets” column! This week I decided to mix things up so I asked my Twitter followers for volunteers for the column. Nate Riley responded and suggested his buddy Nicholas Gyeney and himself. They are both relative newbies to Twitter (becoming more active on it in March of this […]

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10 women, 1 man and me: My first Autism parent support group experience

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Autism, Parenting |

Last Thursday for the first time in my life, I attended a support group. Organized by the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, the support group was for parents of children with autism. They started the group a year or two ago and initially held meetings on the last Thursday evening of each month. Knowing that childcare […]

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