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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...

  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...

Wheeeeee. Here we go. What the hell was I thinking letting Meredith go to the playground at Amy's Ice Creams? Oh, right. Her 10-year-old sister was already on the spinner, so I had to let Meredith go too. My daughter is 14 and has a brain anomaly...

[caption id="attachment_335" align="alignright" width="124" caption="Tricks or treats? My daughters share a moment"][/caption] Boo! So I survived another Halloween, the only candy-infused holiday that condones running down the middle of the street with a grape sucker in your mouth. My daughters, 10 and 14, were happy with their...

[caption id="attachment_331" align="aligncenter" width="270" caption="Meredith (left) and Caroline (right) discover the waterfall."][/caption]   My daughter Meredith walks with an awkward gait, she only uses one eye at a time and she asks about ten questions per minute when she is uncertain what may be coming next. So my...