When Spike, who already knew my daughter Meredith, insisted she try fashion camp, I was worried it would be too hard for Meredith because she really didn't know when to ask for help and was not goal oriented....

Free stuff is cool, though it often requires you to spend money. When you go to the spa, you get free perfumed soaps. When you go to a fine restaurant, sometimes you get a free appetizer. Once I got an extra olive in my martini...

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...

  Retard. I don't know why this word has became an acceptable punch line in pop culture, but it's an affront to everything I do on a daily basis for my daughter. Meredith has intellectual disabilities and if the state of Texas can make a law banning the...

  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...