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Kate Swenson

I will sit with you in the dark

Hearing that your child has autism, or any neurological disorder, is so unbelievably scary. Maybe you knew deep down. Or maybe you were oblivious. It honestly...

Kate Swenson

An open letter to the friend I pushed away

My son has a disability that's turned my life upside down, and most days I am just hanging on for dear life. I miss you. I miss us. But most of all I miss the...

Cyndy Gatewood

Dear Dads, Take the picture

I looked through my phone the other day and realized I have tons of pictures of my husband playing with our kids, but we don't have many of ME with the kids....

Heather Anne Naples

How the fear of dying taught me how to live

What do I want people to tell my daughter about me? That I smiled. That I laughed. And most importantly, that I loved. That I loved every single second of every...

Mia Carella

To the mom struggling to hold it together

I don't see you because you don't let it show. Like me, you wear a brave mask. You smile to hide your stress, even on the bad days. You get up every day, put...

Jorrie Varney / Close to Classy

He's not a mama's boy, I'm a boy's mama

It's been said that there is nothing like the relationship between a mother and her son, and while I might have argued this before he was mine, I can say now,...

Allison Slater Tate / Allison Slater Tate

There is a place in the world for the Ferdinands

As movie-goers flock to see the story of a gentle bull who loves flowers more than fighting, a mom reflects on the contentment of a son who loves Legos more...

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