Category: Kids

Canaan York: A Real Class Act

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Tell Your Friends101     I was doing some beginner spring cleaning the other day, when I found a letter Olivia had written to family friend and author, Canaan York after he had visited her class.  It’s a sweet little letter.  It reads: “Dear Cannan, I REALLY love your books!  I want to be a author when I …

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Princess photo experiment

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Tell Your Friends      I say princess because my little girl won the title of VBS Princess tonight!  She is so thrilled.  She memorized tons of verses, and was a generally great kid this week.  I love to see that kind of thing rewarded. Anyway, I found this image online a few weeks back and was really …

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Did I Overreact?

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Tell Your Friends32     Sometimes I react first, and think second.  Sue me, I’m human. I’ve always tried to teach the kids to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.  Isn’t that the lesson Dawson and Downey teach us in “A Few Good Men” after being sentenced for executing a Code Red on PFC …

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Krill Jar

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Tell Your Friends15     Once upon a time, I filled a small jar with some river water, a few smooth stones, and some sand.  It’s been sitting on Olivia’s bureau for years. On Saturday, we decided to make an ocean one, since we’d be there.   Thing is, we thought of this AT the ocean.  No forethought. …

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The D Word

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Tell Your Friends9     Jake loves filming himself playing video games so that he can upload them to his YouTube channel. BTW – his personal mission is to have 100 subscribers, so if you haven’t done so, he’d appreciate it. (Search Jacob Whitehouse in channels). Anyway, dinner was ready and Beth called down to Jake DURING one …

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So this one time we took a picture … and it took over our lives (for four days)!

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Tell Your Friends      We hate to be conformists. Life’s too short. We’ve always been a little different, and Jake has helped us lose that last shred of “what will the neighbors think?”. When you’ve got a kid on the autism spectrum who’s as likely to say the first thing that comes to mind as he is …

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Jake gets a crappy job

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Tell Your Friends29     New school year. New challenges and opportunities. New chance to get way behind on household chores. Enter – Chore Chart! With 5 of us in the house, it should be too big of a deal to keep things running smoothly. Beth set up a weekly chart for each of us, and labeled 10 …

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All women are beautiful, but Gabe doesn’t care

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Gabe may be a little young for advice on women, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.

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

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Tell Your Friends      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. …

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Through the eyes of our children

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Tell Your Friends87     Tonight, Olivia asked Beth to come down to the water’s edge so I could take some pics of them. Beth initially balked, saying she wasn’t “picture ready.” She’d napped for a few hours this afternoon, and hasn’t worn make up or straightened her hair in days. She was not feeling her prettiest. We …

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Reflections

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Tell Your Friends15     Something magics happens when you tune out the noise that is constantly around us. A guy I know once told me that if you’re quiet long enough, you’ll begin to hear yourself; and if you can stand to be quiet even longer than that, you may begin to hear God. Now I’m not …

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Pinterest Photoshoot

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Tell Your Friends      Liv and Alyssa wanted to do a Photoshoot based on some best friend pics they found on Instagram and Pinterest. Here are our results: Which is your favorite?

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