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Date Your Mate

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Daddy and I rarely get a date, alone, without children.  This summer, we had the opportunity to go to the fair in the evening, just the two of us.  I felt totally guilty going without the kids, who don’t even know the fair exists.  But the heat, expense, and bedtimes just made it too difficult…

Play Matters

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This summer, Daddy got to be part of a great community service project through his work, by serving the community that inspired the creation of the organization he works for.  They got to build them a playground! (Daddy insists on having some context to the following picture…  as a build team leader, he was required…

Dress Up

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So, I’ve played pretend family with my big boys using Duplo people, but this time I had us dress the parts.  I held up one of Daddy’s dress shirts, and one of my dresses, and asked them to choose.  The faster one claimed Daddy’s and I had to sell the other on wearing a dress. …

Russian River Trip

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Wow!  I’m really behind.  Summer has overtaken me!  Our big trip of the summer was to the Russian River to our family cabin on the water.  Every year, the experience is different, with different weather, different creatures, and new things the boys want to try. Our big behavioral reinforcer we use with the boys is…

Team Kate

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You’ve probably heard about this heart-warming story already since it has been all over the media recently; unsuspecting businessman sits next to little girl with autism on 3 hour flight and rather than be annoyed or irritated by her behavior, he embraces it, engages her and even helps to calm her when it all becomes…

Not Funny

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My poor husband is so incredibly supportive.  I haven’t been able to sleep and he is doing everything he can to try to fix it.  He slept on the couch so I would have more space and quiet.  In the morning, he came in to get me up, and he was wearing an Amy Grant…

Car Wash

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My big boys love their Daddy.  What’s almost as great as being in his arms, is working with him on a project.  Not an easy task to accomplish. It’s hard to attend to a task with little ones under foot, but once in a while we try.  There’s a balance between not working on our…

Lesson 1 – Happiness

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Boys, One of the “goals” I have with this letter is to pass on some things I’ve learned in my lifetime….  Partly in-case I am, for some reason, no longer here to do it myself, and partly just because I need to get it down in writing as they come to me or else I’ll…

Li’l Artist

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Either my four-year-old is a total artist, or I’m just incredibly untalented.  I’ve never been able to draw anything or create images in my mind.  For the last year or so, my big guy has been creating some great images. The first thing I remember, was his dinosaur.  He went from scribbling and color-blocking to……