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the life and times of an American raising a son with cerebral palsy in Cairo, Egypt



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The point is that this is life. This is love, and sex, and parenthood. These are relationships and this is communication, stilted and awkward as those two both can be. This is taking time to listen, and going slowly. These are four people circumnavig...

Still writing. Just keeping it to myself. Putting it into something bigger. Recently I wrote an article for Bloom, an online magazine for parenting kids with disabilities. I remember when we arrived in Toronto and I first read Bloom. It was a hard co...

What I See

on Aug 2, 2016 in: Canada, Love, Toronto

‘I love you, Sebastian. Do you love me?’ Tallula leans over me to see her big brother, anchored down into the accessible spot on the GO bus back to the train station. Sebastian smiles. Tallula sees him and repeats his ‘yes’ ou...

I know that scars are supposed to be ‘cool’. Remember Luke Perry and his tiny scar over his eyebrow that really just ended up being a bowling accident or something of the like? We all thought he was such a dreamy ‘bad boy.’ I know that it cou...

I’ve had a lot of time to think about what happened. After two plus days in bed one thing is certain, our bed isn’t that comfortable. I wasn’t being over confident. If anything just relaxed. Happy to be out in the sunshine. The free...

Feeling nervous about flying with Ali and without the kids for the first time. Ever. Just going from Melbourne to Sydney for an early anniversary (10 years!) overnight but it still feels a bit scary. Also having left after they went to sleep last nig...

On Friday I took the kids to Kortright Maple Syrup Farm to meet Sebastian’s class for a school field trip. We were running late due to a morning appointment and I wavered between going and staying home. The clouds hung heavy and rain was in the...