Category Archive: Guest Posts

Jan 22 2017

Killing Me Softly {Guest Post By Beth}

Ever hear the song ‘Killing Me Softly’?  I used to listen to the Fugees sing it over and over.  This is kind of how I feel when I read some of my husband’s blog posts.  I’m not sure if I can put into words how it feels to have your life put into words for …

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Jun 13 2016

Not-So-Obvious Spectrum Diagnosis; A Mother’s Concern

Beth and I were approached by a parent this weekend with an excellent question, and a head-scratching situation.  She asked for our help, and agreed to let me share her story.  Author’s note: you can ask me a question without fear of publication 😉  Here’s a summary: This mom has a son who has been …

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Jun 11 2016

Electronics Use and Autism – Taking Questions from Wanda

What are the pros and cons of limiting electronics use, for example YouTube and Minecraft? asks Wanda.  She’s been getting conflicting advice from people who, she says, don’t deal with this issue. In our personal experience, electronics use has been a wonderful thing on many levels.  I’ll start with an explanation of those positives. YouTube …

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Jun 08 2016

Bass and Books: taking questions from Dennis, Jan, and Shawn

Today, I am again answering questions posed from the readership. Dennis’ question is pretty straight forward.  It’s funny, however, that he thinks I have any ideas in this area:  Where are the bass post spawn? Dennis, a quick Google search tells me a few things:  Bass are fish They spawn This led to an Images search, …

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Jun 02 2016

My Brother, My Friend {guest post by Olivia}

Hi! My name is Olivia Whitehouse, Big Calf Guy’s daughter.  I usually don’t write on the internet but I thought, “why not?” To be honest, I am overprotective when it comes to my brother Jake.  I heard what was going on about the talk of how Jake has really no friends.  If I thought Jake …

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Sep 02 2015

Back To School Photo Makes Autism Invisible {guest post by Beth}

I’m pretty sure that you have heard my husband refer to autism being an “invisible disability.” This is certainly true. If you look at pictures of multiple children, with only one child having autism, it is almost impossible to pick out the child with autism unless you personally know it to be true. In the …

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Jul 13 2015

TALKS WITH LIV

A look back at an interview with Liv about Jake that I filmed two years ago, and one that I filmed Sunday night.

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Nov 22 2014

Autism In The Workplace: A First Person Perspective {Guest Post}

Part of the reason I own and author this particular website is to shine light into corners that others might miss.  I try to use my voice in ways that Jacob cannot.  When I heard of a problem a young man with autism had at his workplace, I asked if I could write about it.  …

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Jul 07 2014

Ten Things My Son’s Autism Has Taught Me {Guest Post by Beth}

Ten Things My Son’s Autism Has Taught Me I’m not a blogger. My enjoyment from writing is very different from that of my husband’s. I can communicate fairly effectively, but I don’t desire to write. I do believe in the power of sharing our story, raising awareness, and promoting acceptance, so I write from time …

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Jun 19 2014

Why Summer Sucks {Guest Post from Beth}

In a perfect world, summer is about ice cream, warm weather, and bare feet. In the real world, it is sometimes about those things, but also about mosquitoes, sunscreen, and loss of routine.  To take it one step further, in our world, it means an easily upset pre-teen with ASD. Despite all of the wonderfulness …

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Jun 09 2014

{Guest author, Gabriel} Playland Adventures

I went to play land adventures for a school field trip.  The Opal Myrick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders all got to go! It was awesome!!!! I went on the mechanical bull!  It was really, really hard, but i made it to level 11!  Also, there was a wrecking ball.  You have to knock …

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Oct 10 2013

{Guest Post} This Ain’t No Vacation!

My first-ever guest post!  I asked this beautiful woman I married to do me a solid and contribute something to BigCalfGuy.  This is her offering.  She also asks that you click the first link and read Welcome To Holland before getting too involved in the text.  Without the poem as reference, the rest won’t be …

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