Category Archives: Dude Family

The Changing Tides of Special Needs Parenting & the Cycle of Grief: We’re Lucky. But Sometimes It Doesn’t Feel That Way. [Featured on the Mighty]

Full post featured on The Mighty.  The morning surf-check is one of life’s delicacies. A day of clean waves is nothing short of a gift from God. Unfortunately, the clean lines that surfers crave do not always march to shore. … Continue reading

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Our New Normal {Awesome Mack}

This post has been 1 year, 72 days and two hours in the making. Hands down the hardest post anything I’ve ever had to write. But it feels good. Cathartic. Mrs. Dude already shared some thoughts on her fabulous blog. … Continue reading

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Jazzy’s Numero Uno

I think I say this quite a bit, but…. Dang, life moves quick! The Littlest Dude crossed the numero uno threshold this week. No teeth, and not walking yet. But the Man Cub eats like a bear! 90th percentile in … Continue reading

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A Dude Family Christmas: 2013

3 kids. 1 dog. Countless presents. 1 car. 11 hours up. 13 hours back. 7 days of family holiday chaos. 6 adults. 7 kids (under 10). 1 roof. Christmas Eve with the Dude’s 97 (yes, 97!) year old Grandfather…and 33 … Continue reading

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The Dude Family Tackles “Secrets of Happy Families”

A little known Dude fact: I once attended law school. Yep, a full year of law school – they say the first is the hardest. Then I left. Flunked? Au contraire mon fraire. Killed it. Dean’s list. Law Review. But … Continue reading

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A Sweet Dude Family Vaca Highlights My Varied Geographic Past: Y’all vs. You Guys!

The Dudes have just returned from an awesome family vaca at the beach. Eight adults, three kids, and four bedrooms. Yikes! Awesome family time… Gorgeous sunrises… A couple too many margaritas… Boat times… And lots of xoxoxo’s… But one of … Continue reading

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