Monthly Archives: November 2011

Eric’s Sign

Two years ago today my husband’s oldest friend Eric died. I’ve written about Eric’s death and its effect on our family before. Last month Eric’s parents hosted a “Musical Ofrenda” at their church in Eric’s honor. Eric was an artist, … Continue reading

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Do Kids Really Need to Be Thankful?

One of my favorite things at Brookfield Zoo is a sign in the Play Zoo. The sign shows a poster that a little girl drew which says, “Save the elephants, boycott Ivory soap.” The point of the sign is that … Continue reading

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The False Comfort of a Diagnosis

I’ve had this conversation several times with various parent-friends, “Don’t you sometimes wish there was a diagnosis for your kid?” Not something serious and difficult, but something simple and easily fixed. Something where a doctor or specialist could say, “Oh, … Continue reading

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