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Courage to Have 'The Talk'

When would we tell our son about his autism? How? We decided several years ago to slowly, inch by inch, lay the groundwork. We wanted the kids to have a firm foundation in knowing everyone is different. read more

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Courage to Own the Whole Story

I was too tired and dazed to even think something bad may have happened. As I ushered him in and sat him down, he proceeded to explain something terrible had happened, and my mother had sent him to share the news. My father was dead. read more

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Embarrassing Stories

What I really want to tell him is how embarrassment and shame are close cousins. How they thrive in the darkness and melt away in the sunlight of sharing. read more

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Bravely Stepping Down

The calendar and my sanity were colliding. I couldn’t live on five hours of sleep endlessly. Something had to go. read more

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Courage to Give Annie a Home

Courage is something we all desire — until we have to actually use it and put it into action. Looking back, there is one time in my life where displaying courage stands out. Honestly, I varied between bravery and wanting to curl up in a ball and hide. read more