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I’ll never forget the time my child came home from elementary school confused and upset after being reprimanded on the playground. She had been climbing on the play structure and the supervisor repeatedly called her from...

A few things I want to share with my kids as they become teenagers: Find strength in your gifts and humility in your weaknesses. Choose being courageous over being perfect. Admit your mistakes. Take responsibility, apologize, try not...

When he’s 16: There are irrational emotions arise in his heart and plummet into his gut without warning. There is acne and body odor and other physiological weirdness, with whiskers and mustaches, long legs and...

This is my daughter, Harper. She is twelve and was born with severe hearing loss. That means she could not hear anything other than doors slamming, drums, thunder, or a freight train....

Dear Daughter, As you prepare to become a teenager, here are a few things I wish for you: May you always find the beauty in nature: oceans, trees, mountains. May you always know your body...

When my baby was diagnosed with hearing loss, I did not want to hear the word FINE. Because, here’s the thing. In those early days—it was NOT fine. None of it. I was scared. I...

As the school year comes to an end, I’d like to give a big SHOUT OUT to all the kids who had an IEP and made it through the year! Here’s the thing. There probably...

When someone gives you a compliment, accept it. Rather than letting it go in one ear and out the other—allow it to marinate. Everyone gets gas. Most people occasionally snore, too. Don’t sweat it. And,...

My husband and I had a day date. Not the sexy kind of afternoon rendezvous where your order a glass of chardonnay and feel swanky and cool. This was the grown-up kind of date—involving words...

Truth talk. Despite all the amazing videos we see across social media and the news...

“Mom, tell me what it was like when I was born.” You were due on Thanksgiving day. Only, you made us wait till the following Monday before you decided to enter the world. At least...