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As Jim tried to sort out the incident with her, my heart broke because the most predictable thing in her world - night and day - had become confused....

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...

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...