Lord, Hear The Boy’s Cry

One of the most amazing experiences in our 12 years together. Read about Max’s desperate cry for help.

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The Heart Behind Soul Ambition

Holistic wellness has been on my mind A LOT lately. Maybe it’s the fact that we’re trying to put together the Soul Ambition YouTube channel. Or maybe it’s that I’ve been writing that chapter of my upcoming book. Or, it could quite possibly be the fact that we’re still in isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Surviving Quarantine – Setting Goals

I promise I’ll get back to writing soon. In this time of isolation, I’m having fun making inspirational and helpful videos. I hope you enjoy. Please hit the subscribe button when you log in on YouTube. Hit the notification bell also, as I probably won’t be sharing everything from Soul Ambition here on Shock and […]

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Time For A Check Up

I’ve spent the last two weeks putting this message together. It’s actually pretty comical how much energy I’ve put into it in relation to how simple it is now that it’s here. But that’s OK. This message is for everyone – not just parents like us. The Backstory If you’re following us on Facebook, you […]

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In Conversation

If you missed it on Facebook, here is the video I posted in which I discussed the idiosyncrasies of living with autism with the man himself. Enjoy. And please share with others! Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss anything!

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Autism Doesn’t Follow The Rules

Our family’s version of autism is a little like Wheel of Fortune. Every morning, we spin the big wheel and watch in anticipation as all of Max’s attitudes spin round and round. Whatever attitude it lands on usually dictates how the whole family’s day will go. I will say that most days we land on […]

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Pushing Boundaries

A couple months ago, Jamie asked me, “What do you think we should get the kids for Christmas?” “I don’t know,” I said, “What did we get them last year?” “I don’t remember,” she said. “Neither do I,” I said. “Kids! Come in here!” I shouted, “Do you remember what you got for Christmas last […]

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You Just Never Know

I walked into the kitchen the other day, and Jamie handed me a sheet of paper with a weird look on her face. There was no explanation, no words. Just an odd look that I couldn’t interpret. I grabbed the paper, still looking her in the eyes and very curious. I slowly glanced down. It […]

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Seahawks vs. Ravens

For some strange reason, Max is a gigantic Baltimore Ravens fan. Actually we know the reason. When Joe Flacco was their QB, he was number 5. That’s Max’s favorite number. I don’t think any other QB at the time had number 5, so Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens became Max’s favorites. Russell Wilson and […]

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The Chains That Bind

For a long time, when trying to explain communication, interaction, and understanding with Max to those around me, I’ve used the imagery of an invisible set of chains wrapped tightly around his head. They’re thick, heavy chains, and no matter how hard Jamie and I try, no proverbial crow bar or bolt cutter can remove […]

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