Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

The holidays are once again upon us. Here’s a few things I’d like to share during this special time of year: 1. This month marks the one year anniversary of “Jake’s Journey to be a Little Man.” My first blog post was published on December 6, 2011 and since that time, 22,000 have popped in …

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We are having amazing fall weather and I am soaking in every minute of it. Here are a couple of things that have helped Jake get in the spirit of Halloween … Teach Preschool Blog – “Ppppp is for pumpkin painting, pouring, pounding, and play dough play” While Jake enjoyed painting this pumpkin, he LOVED …

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October is my favorite month and fall is my favorite season, but my heart just isn’t in it this year. Usually by now the bushes outside our house are strung with several hundred orange lights and the pumpkins, scarecrows, spider web, and tombstones are screaming, “Halloween rocks!” But this year I’m feeling a lot more …

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The first day of our technology fast, I was a little worried. Lil’ Man cried for at least twenty minutes for the iPad and I’ll admit, I lied and told him Daddy took it with him out of town for work just to cushion the blow a little. But after that first day, he was …

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I have a confession to make: I’m starting to think that my child is in the beginning stages of iPad addiction. For a couple of weeks now, I’ve noticed the attraction getting stronger. Here’s Lil’ Man’s symptoms: Within the first five minutes of waking up, he requests “Daddy’s iPad.” And yep, you guessed it … …

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Video games nowadays astound me. I was a child of the eighties and spent many hours in my room playing Pong and Pac-Man on a tiny black and white television set. Yes, it was serious entertainment to volley a computerized ball back and forth and it was even better to eat ghosts and clear a …

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At 27 months old, Jake began speech therapy with our local state program. Each week the SLP would come to our house for thirty minute sessions and she would sit across from him on the floor and she’d attempt to capture his attention. Sometimes she whipped out a toy from her own bag of tricks, …

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