Why I’ll Never Squash Her Spirit

Snap at a friend and they dismiss it. Do the same to your kid, they'll bring it up at Thanksgiving when you're 60.

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…As Much As They Need Me

Some of my lowest points from the past few years are softened by their links to some great memories with my children.

The Perfect Kid For Me 

Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks - good and bad - are his and I love him.

Teaching Our Kids About Those Who Are Different

Teach them to fear Styrofoam and they will cower at packing peanuts forever unless someone shows them how you were wrong. Teach them to fear people and the same thing will happen.

When They’re Not Being Little Jerks

You don’t have to be expressly called a dipstick by an elementary school kid in order to feel like one.

The Dad I’ll Be Tomorrow

It's like being the best barber in the shop and finding out that, in six months, your job will also include competitive Frisbee and candle-making.

The Times When You’re Just Not Feeling It

The reality is that there are plenty of times when we, as adults, need to get away from the kids in order to steal a few sobering moments to ourselves.

We’re Supposed To Say “No” Sometimes

There are very few good parenting moments that allow us to put our feet up in another room, but this is one of them. It's like finding a vegetable that tastes like ice cream cake.