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Challenging the Edmonds School District’s Challenge Program

Posted by David on April 17, 2015 in Parenting, Twins, Ty |

I admit it: I’m a proud father. But when you have a son who counted to 100 at the age of 2, studied and understood the US highway system at the age of 4, and explained weather patterns to teachers in 2nd grade, you know you have a pretty special kid on your hands. Every […]

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Carrying vs. Pushing (Parenting)

Posted by David on July 22, 2014 in Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

One of the bigger challenges I feel I face as a parent is trying to balance between pushing the twins out of their comfort zones and encouraging independence – while also trying to be supportive and provide an emotional safety net for them. And I know that as they get older, this won’t get any […]

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Adventures with summer camps

Posted by David on July 17, 2014 in Hockey Dad, Life, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

This is the third year we’ve had to plan for summer activities for Ty and Stone between school years. The past two years we’ve enrolled Ty in a summer-long camp that is managed by the City of Edmonds and he’s really enjoyed it. They do a mixture of activities ranging from explorations along the waterfront […]

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Stone’s first Mariners game – another positive baby step

Posted by David on July 13, 2014 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

One of the joys of being a parent is experiencing “first” experiences with your kids. You’re never quite sure what to expect in many cases and this is especially so when you have a child on the spectrum. Being the sports nut that I am, I was always excited to share a trip to a […]

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Losing My Hockey Virginity

Posted by David on April 20, 2014 in Hockey Dad, Life, Parenting, Twins, Ty |

I often get asked how or why I got Ty involved with junior hockey when I have no previous experience myself. The reason I usually give is that when the twins were toddlers, I met a Dad at a networking event who had sons now in college. We were talking about all of the organized […]

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Keeping It Real: When Autism Bites

Posted by David on November 2, 2013 in Autism, Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

The majority of my posts and updates about Stone tend to be positive and optimistic – I love sharing the notes emailed to us from his teachers and therapists that showcase some of the progress he’s made in any given area – no matter how small. And the response I receive from this sharing is […]

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Autism and Siblings: A Generation That Will Change The World

Posted by David on October 31, 2013 in Autism, Stone, Twins, Ty |

With more than 1 in 88 kids in the US now being diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, it’s impossible to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by it in some way – either through neighbors, friends or relatives. And as challenging and difficult as it may be for us parents to cope with all that […]

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Stone’s Summer of Progress

Posted by David on September 3, 2013 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

Wednesday marks the first day of school for the twins and its hard to believe they’re heading into 2nd grade already and the summer of 2013 has officially drawn to a close. It was a great summer for all of us – we were again blessed by amazing weather that allowed for lots of swimming […]

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Close to our hearts: Dinner with a former Au Pair

Posted by David on July 29, 2013 in Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

Tonight we had the pleasure of having dinner with one of our first Au Pairs, Kookai. Now living in Connecticut and married, Kookai was actually Au Pair number 2 for us – yet in so many ways set our expectations super high for future Au Pairs. We’ve had 8 Au Pairs since the twins were […]

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Road Trip! Family St. Paddy’s Day Weekend in Portland

Posted by David on March 17, 2013 in Life, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |
Ty and his friend enjoy dinner with his Grandma and Aunt Lynette at dinner friday night

Ty had been bugging Renee and I for a return trip to Portland since early January – he really loved it when we went down there for Thanksgiving. He especially loved staying in a hotel that had an indoor swimming pool – as well as the excitement that comes with going out to new restaurants […]

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