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Savor the bite-sized victories and joys

Amuse-bouches for the soul. “Tell them no. They should get the information themselves.” So said Dr. G, my long-ago therapist. I’d been venting about my latest drama in the world of special needs parenting....

Holidazed and Confused

We are no longer an agrarian society. What’s up with the extended school breaks? 4 strategies to maintain sanity over the holidays. “Only 5 more days of school until winter break!” The old lady...

Live your life forward by working backwards

How to live a meaningful and authentic existence when you don’t know where to start. I LOVE documentaries. Especially “people overcoming adversity in nature”-type ones. From ultra-marathons through deserts to mountain climbing without safety harnesses, you...

The trouble with “Welcome to Holland”

I feel conflicted about “Welcome to Holland.” It’s an essay I’ve been gifted a time or two over the years by well-intentioned organizations. Depending on the day, I love or despise the work. “Welcome...

Love is a verb

Love does what needs to be done even when your mind and body recoil. Clutching my soggy tissues in a death grip, I couldn’t stop bawling. I was perched on the edge of a...

Confessions of a (not so) Tiger Mother

Tenacious practice, practice, practice is crucial for excellence; rote repetition is underrated in America. – Amy Chua Ever read “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”? This controversial memoir by Amy Chua details her strict...

The Secret Freedom Of A Special Needs Mom

Confessions of a former approval seeker Years ago, I was a people-pleasing rock star. The minute you required something of me, I delivered. I fed on your approval and validation. Whether it was getting...