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...

[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignright" width="124" caption="Angie and mother, Sherry, take the bike out for its first spin"]I [/caption] And so normally I would never get involved with a charity I had written about in a newspaper, but, what the hell. The minute I looked at a teary-eyed...

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...