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If you have wondered what guardianship of your child looks like, take a look at my latest column in the Austin American-Statesman.  The legal terms were painful and I had to vacuum my house, but, other than that, it doesn't feel very different to be...

When our family walks into a room, she is rarely noticed first. She is the one with the pretty blue eyes, a boatload of poise and academically gifted. She is the taller sister, the deep thinker who came into this life already saddled with a different...

CENTER POINT, TX  — As I wiped the sweat off the back of my neck, I wondered if my sun hat was welded to my head and if my family and I could make the next 20 yards through a dusty parking to get to...

I dipped my oar in the murky, rippled waters of Lady Bird Lake and shoved off from the dock. I had never kayaked, but apparently a license was not required and so with a thumbs up from the camp counselor, I was as ready as Sacagawea...

[caption id="attachment_765" align="aligncenter" width="226"] Our daughter Meredith was diagnosed with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum when she was seven months old.[/caption] What is Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum? Definition: The corpus callosum is a C-shaped structure in the middle of the brain that is made up of...

  This past weekend, I witnessed a small miracle at our birthday slumber party: all three fifth grade girls were in bed before midnight. This is an outrage. And where are the sleeping bags? These girls opted for real beds. They're different, far smarter than their 1970s counterparts. They'd...