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My Baby Is Finally Not a Baby Anymore

My Baby Is Finally Not a Baby Anymore

For a long time I referred to my son as a baby. In fact, I referred to “the baby” for so long that people I didn’t see regularly often thought I was talking about a second child. Most people it turns out, don’t refer to their child as baby much past eighteen months. They certainly … Continue reading

Homeschooling (?) Adventures

Homeschooling (?) Adventures

Today we started homeshooling (?) our four year old. (And yes, I know it’s a Friday, but that’s the beauty of homeschooling. I can do it any time or place I want.) This would be an adventure even without the autism diagnosis. As it is, we’ve been experiencing some growing pains. Castle isn’t rigid or … Continue reading

Review: It’s OK Not to Share

Review: It’s OK Not to Share

The copy of the book I reviewed was a free advanced reader copy that I obtained through the bookstore where I used to work. It’s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids By Heather Shumaker Buy the Book Review: I was a little surprised when I read this … Continue reading

Passive Agressive Playground Politics

Passive Agressive Playground Politics

Kids live in this weird state these days. They are encouraged to speak exactly how they feel about someone while at the same time being told that they can never be “mean” to another child. I suspect this is very confusing. After all, many of us don’t like some of the people we meet. How … Continue reading

A Real Boy

This weekend we spent time at my in-laws’ cabin at the lake. Within three minutes of arriving, Castle was requesting that I “Come pay Yochyo” or in normal speech, “Come play Pinocchio.” Watching Pinocchio at the lake is a special activity that we can’t do at home since we don’t own the movie (and can’t … Continue reading