Caroline’s Cart

One of the first Articles we ever published was about Caroline’s Cart. It was 2011 and it had only just been created. So much has happened since then (and we have so many more readers) that we again want to … Continued

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

The latest statistic on the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in U.S. children is 1 in 68. The new number represents a 30% increase from two years ago. This reality demands that not only the parents of these children … but also … Continued

Disabled Savings


If any of your children with disabilities have … or might be expected to have in the future … the capacity and desire to work at a job in the community, this article is important for you to read. The right to save … Continued

Personal Essays


Leaving Home

Let’s be clear … I’m not God.  Nor am I His spokesperson.  But I have studied His words for the majority of my life.  I’ve poured my heart out to Him.  I have listened to His still, small voice.  And, I … Continued

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Not Sorry

When my daughter Callie was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy a couple of years ago, we received an outpouring of support and love from our friends and family.  Everyone was trying to be so kind and considerate of our feelings.  However, one sentiment that … Continued


The Sword or the Angel

Sally and I sat on the top stair in our home and cried as we tried to deal with the shock of what we had just learned. Elijah had not developed the same as other children; he was delayed.  He … Continued

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The Lion and the Lamb

Three years ago, our son Landen was born with a severe heart condition. We were shocked and devastated when doctors told us that he was not expected to live to his first birthday. Our little baby boy had a hard … Continued

Love Someone Rare


February 28th is Rare Disease Day and I LOVE somebody Rare! There are only a couple hundred of those with his same diagnosis in the US. I believe I won the lottery. There may be 10k’s or bumper stickers one … Continued


Who Is My Neighbor?

According to the parable, a certain man fell among thieves and needed help.  And the one that came to the rescue was not the expected person.  Now, I’m not trying to say that we’ve had thieves here, but there have … Continued


The Kindness of Others

It was Sunday afternoon.  We were in our usual spot.  While the rest of the congregation enjoyed sacrament service from the chapel, we occupied the foyer. Emma ran around gleefully, enjoying the independence that comes with being two.  David was … Continued

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It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It

If there is one thing Hayley could be accused of it is being honest. When she was young, she would tell complete strangers what kind of nose they had. People typically had a hawk, pig, or bear nose. She didn’t … Continued

Warrior Mothers

Warrior Mothers

Dictionary.com gives several meanings of the word “Warrior,” but I like this one the best: “a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness,…” I am always in awe of  Warrior Mothers … women who spend their day … Continued

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Love Unfeigned

In a March 1998 Friend article, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy wrote touchingly about his own son that is intellectually disabled.  Then he shared a favorite scripture:  Third Nephi 26:14.  You’ll remember this moment during Christ’s visit to … Continued