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Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)











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  1. Turning my water being shut off into a teachable moment — 305 comments
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  5. A massive and important update on the current state of Gavin’s mental health care — 108 comments

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What it means to be a father and why I adopted my son

A good portion of you probably don’t know this because I don’t advertise it, but exactly 11 years ago today, my love changed forever. Shortly before lunch on October 22, 2008, I stood before Judge Dixie Park, sobbing like a baby, barely able to mutter a word, as I officially adopted Gavin. He didn’t understand …

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Ultimate Guide To Changing Your Child’s Surname

When a child is born to married parents, things are somewhat simple. Either one or both of them usually register the child’s name on the birth certificate. The surname is the name by which the actual family unit is recognized, and it is common for children to take their father’s surname. That is, except the …

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This needs to be super quick

I’m exhausted and going to sleep soon, so this needs to be quick. We had a pretty awesome day here in The Autism Dad house. We had some challenges but we all rose to the occasion and made it through. I had two podcast interviews today and while one was met with some tech issues, …

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I took the kids on an adventure…sort of

The kids and I had a pretty good afternoon. I wanted to take the them hiking and ultimately decided on the John T Huston – Dr John D Brumbaugh Nature Center. It was about a 30 minute drive but it was pretty amazing. We’d never been there before and didn’t know what to expect. My …

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A little overcompensation here and a little overcompensation there

So I’ve been avoiding talking about specifically what caused my marriage to implode and that’s not going to change. Truthfully, there’s a great deal I still don’t understand myself and probably never will. Having said that, I do feel that it’s fair and even important to speak about what I’m personally experiencing as a single …

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It f*cking hurts to know that I’m not enough

We’ve had a busy day and while it’s been mostly positive, there are some things that have my stress and anxiety through the roof. Okay. So the kids had a birthday party this afternoon and it was really nice. Emmett’s friend is a sweet kid and his family is pretty amazing as well. It was …

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