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Three talented women. Three different points of view. All full of awesomeness, grit, and grace. These modern day rockstars shared with me what led them to write, their favorite personal piece they’ve written, and the...

I think everyone needs one person. I have been blessed for over three-fourths of my life to have two. I was lucky to meet them in the fifth grade when my Dad’s job in the...

For people with eating disorders, it’s not how others see them that counts. It’s how they look at themselves. June 5 My gymnastics coach told my mom my I was too big for the sport....

And in other news… It’s true what you’ve heard: SON, YOU STINK. In almost every way (well, your inner-parts aside). First, let’s just talk about your pits. They are rank. At least after a shower...

It feels like it has been forever, but also like it was just yesterday. It’s the halfway mark of the military deployment, and it goes so fast and yet, oh…so…very…slow…In a nutshell, here’s how it...

Lately, it seems like I have been challenged to do a lot of hard things. Some by choice and others out of lack thereof. Take getting my son, who has bilateral cochlear implants, through his...

To my teenage son, Here you are. Standing on the doorstep of total teenage-ness. Brace yourself, buddy, they don’t refer to them as the years of angst for nothin’. There will be irrational emotions that...

Raising kids is hard. Add a diagnosis of hearing loss and you might find yourself thinking parenting is not for the faint of heart. My children were born with needs categorized as "special." They look...

I'm awkward. He's does better in small groups with people he trusts. But, that's how he sees himself. I can't hear what they are saying. I don't know if they are talking about me or...

You might walk into my house and mistake me for a minimalist or a neat freak. That's OK. I own it; And frankly, it doesn't bother me. Btw. Since we are going there, I beg...

“What grade is your son in?” a mom at the gym asks. “My daughter is in 4th,” I casually replied. I assure the poor woman there’s no need to worry. When this kid was a...