Sarah Barnes, Austin Writer & Speaker
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The career girl still lies inside of me, but so does the mother. I still go to events just not in career clothes and not as an editor....

One thought was dominating all others as I sat in my first support group for parents of children with disabilities: Maybe I should leave. The group's facilitators had just passed around an inspirational essay called "Welcome to Holland.'' It goes something like this: A family plans a...

At the duck fishing booth, no one thinks anything of Meredith tossing the fishing net aside and just sticking her chubby hand in the water to fetch a prize toy duck....

I always thought I'd return to campus someday with my daughter. I'd show her The Daily Texan offices and the classroom where I wrote my first lead. I never thought I'd return with her because she needs therapy to learn how to talk....

I had spent months agonizing over whether to get the placard for my 3-year-old daughter, Meredith, who is developmentally delayed and uses a walker....