August 2014 archive

Whoa, wait … what’s BREASTFEEDING?!?

Where to begin… It started innocently enough around the kitchen table, where I think the best discussions are held.  If we’ve done anything right as parents, it’s that we’ve created the family dinner table as a safe place to ask questions and get them answered.   Tonight we were talking about climbing Mt. Katahdin.  Beth was …

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Jake and Beth

Jake and Beth  I always tell Beth how unique her relationship is with Jake.  She, of course, asked me to write about it to offer her some insight, and maybe shed a little light on it for the world. I’ve stewed on this for weeks. I’m not sure how to accurately describe the bond between …

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Emotional Overload?

It’s time for the summer to come to a close. It’s also time to review Jake’s goals with his various case management agencies. One goal we always have is for safety; that he’ll recognize situations that are potentially dangerous, and act accordingly. I’ve been reflecting on this a bit and I’ve decided that Jake’s problem …

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Unplug to Reconnect

Every year, we rent a cabin on a lake about 45 minutes from home.  It’s an odd little camp.  There are no beds, no stove, no couch.  There is electricity, running lake water, and a refrigerator.  The beach is spectacular! We load up the family grocery-getter and pack off into the woods for a week.  …

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Bad Day Update

So, it’s been a couple of days since Jake freaked and kicked a network of cracks into Beth’s minivan.  (That post can be found here.)  I had received such an outpouring, I thought I should offer an update. We’ve decided to keep the broken windshield for a while.  It’s not as big as the picture …

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