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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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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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Autism Playtime and Interaction

Posted by David on March 12, 2013 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

I’ve written before about how progress and development is measured differently when you have a child on the Autism spectrum. With Stone, this has held true with everything from potty training to riding a bike. One of the more interesting areas to observe (and encourage) is in the area of social interaction with others. Like […]

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Is Autism Something That Needs To Be “Cured?”

Posted by David on December 27, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Stone |

I have written quite a bit about Stone and our adventures with Autism. And I’ve also talked a lot about the various therapies we’ve had him in as well as the supplements and other treatments we’ve tried – all in an attempt to help him improve his speech and social development. In some therapy offices […]

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