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Tenacious D

Tenacious D

First of all, pretty sweet title – Tenacious D – right!? I have to thank my wonderful wife for that one. A couple months ago she referred to Declan as being tenacious, and he really is. Next, we’ve been pretty fortunate as a family to be able to meet our needs throughout the challenges we’ve faced. We have a situation that is unique to us and we make it work to the best of our ability, as most people do….

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What Does The Future Hold?

What Does The Future Hold?

It’s one of the first thing I thought about when I found out I was going to be a parent: “What does the future hold?” It’s such a broad question and one that my mind has a tendency to run with if given the opportunity. Right away I remember myself thinking about the limitless possibilities and infinite potential of our child. What would our son be like? Would he share in my or my wife’s interests? In which areas would…

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Another Dose Of Autism And Perspective

Another Dose Of Autism And Perspective

As I write this, Declan is coming up on four and a half and Silas is fast approaching two and a half years old. It’s not so much the actual numbers of their ages that are important but more so the development they each have achieved along the way. We have known since Silas was born that at some point it would be very likely that certain aspects of the boys’ development would be at a parity. It seems as…

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Santa Knew

Santa Knew

What’s cuter than getting your child’s picture taken with Santa and having it be a smiling, happy, magical moment? Getting your child’s picture taken with Santa and having it be terrifying and filled with screams and tears. I’ve always loved both versions of Santa pictures. They’ve both got their merits and they’re both endearing. I’m sure Santa gets it, he sees each scenario regularly. Santa Helped Us With Autism Christmas season, 2014, Christa and I decided to take Declan to…

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Stacking Blocks – The Name

Stacking Blocks – The Name

Where does the name Stacking Blocks come from? The CDC has a list of developmental milestones that are commonly used as reference when gauging a child’s growth and development. Pediatricians will typically also have lists that may be a bit more comprehensive to go over at a child’s routine checkups. Developmental Guidelines, Not Laws Using these lists as guidelines while your child growing up can be a really helpful way to see if your child is on track compared to…

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