Special Needs, Needless Blame

There's nothing more frustrating than telling someone about your child's special needs and being greeted with an immediate inquisition on potential things they think you could have done to cause them.

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How I Communicate With My Non-Verbal Son

Lucas and I had been talking this whole time and I, in all my hope for verbalized words, had missed it.

The Dad I’ll Be Tomorrow

It's like being the best barber in the shop and finding out that, in six months, your job will also include competitive Frisbee and candle-making.

We’re Supposed To Say “No” Sometimes

There are very few good parenting moments that allow us to put our feet up in another room, but this is one of them. It's like finding a vegetable that tastes like ice cream cake.

Her Brother’s Keeper

The tiny little person who we were most concerned about in terms of dealing with her brother's Autism pretty much schooled us on how to deal with her brother's Autism.

The Circle of Dad

Suddenly all the corny nonsense you were forced to do for the sake of family unity has become a source of humiliation again.

Defying Expectations

Will there be overwhelming events for my non-verbal son? Sure. Will there be judgmental people? Definitely. Are they the norm and do they define who we are or what we do? Not at all.

Our Family Language

Every family has their own language. It's made up of words or phrases that no one else would understand. Every person contributes. Every person speaks it.

My Insane Homemade Holiday Traditions

"What time do you guys fight Santa?"

We’re All Screwing Up

We're all artists who can't enjoy our own work because we see the errors that no one else does.