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  • Claire H.
    What can I say man, she cracks me up! I'll also add that it's awesome having her as a cousin (in-law). Indeed.
  • Anna L.
    Anna just rocques.
  • Erika
    Art + Mothering + Awesomeness=Erika
  • Katie CL
    Awesome cousin-in-law that we get to see way too little.
  • Suzanne
    The new Suzanne blog. Like the old one, just more Typepaddy.
  • FUNDamentals Ezine
    Quarterly ezine about the intersection of the spiritual and material. Also I get to work on it.
  • Kim
    If she's as awesome a boss as she is a mom, and you know she is, that kid's gonna be amazing.
  • Myk
    Talented? Aww yeah. Easy to scare? In surplus. Loving and compassionate? You betcha.
  • NathanB
    One smart fella, in the midst of daddyland.
  • Robbie F.
    Robbie is...well, Robbie is Robbie. Intensely.
  • Juliet M.
    We're learning a lot from this very cool mom and friend we've gotten to know recently.
  • Heather B
    Co-founder of a family, magazine, and parent-support network that I've had the privilege to get to know recently.
  • Heather L
    Completely dedicated to making others happy.
  • Katie B.
    Dear sister-in-law who's a new a mommy, which is totally awesome. She's gonna mom the heck out of that child.
  • Anya
    Dear sister-in-law - changing, transforming, learning, creating, erm...arting.
  • dooce
    Mothering and writing.
  • danio
    As much love and joy as 10 men. Semiotician, philosopher, writer, artist, actor, inventor of the word weblo.
  • Liza
    Dear sister-in-law helping the world communicate better, one child at a time.
  • Kari
    Filmmakers view of the world. Proud to call her my friend.
  • Jessica
    Having braved the reservations of South Dakota, she now braves Chicago, all with the voice of an angel.
  • Bahiyyih
    Awesome mother, awesome friend. (Inventor of the word webble)
  • Lacey
    A wonderful person; host to a family of blogs; the one who started it all for me.
  • Dad
    A great dad.

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I'm so sorry to hear that. We'll definitely keep you in our prayers. I hope the surgery went well.


All I can say is you know one when you see one.


You know, I first read this shortly after you posted it. Then on 29 October, I found out my mother had been diagnosed with cancer. (she's having surgery on Monday - prayers would be welcome!) Anyway, this has a whole new meaning for me - and gives me guidance and strength for the coming days.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.



I hate to post something totally unrelated on such a profound post, but it's vital that I know the answer to the following question:

What is a World Champion Leaf Peeper?!



Thanks guys! It's so great to receive so much support and love!!


Hi, Husayn,
I just popped in after not reading your blog for a while. What a great read. I'm happy you are doing so well. I love reading this feeling of confidence you have as a father. Just wonderful.


I really admire the way that you are raising your daughter. I find that so many parents, and other adults, and trying so hard to protect children from everything that the world becomes a scary and dangerous place. My teaching assistant, for example, wants me to peel graps and cut them into four pieces before I serve them for snack! I had one student with feeding issues...the rest can chew up food like any 3-5 year old. Is it really necessary to go through all that work just to eat a grape? How will kids ever learn to eat grapes if we don't let them? Ok, the grape issue is a tangent...but you get what I mean. Children need to be free to actively explore and engage the world around them....and sometimes this means they need to be free to get hurt. Thanks for all your fabulous insights!


This makes me so happy, Husayn: "I hope what we're showing her is that...the world is safe place." We learn to be so afraid of the world, afraid of the people in our world -- our neighbors or just people who have different skin colors. I can't think of a more noble task than raising children to feel brave in the world. I am very honored to know you and your family.


Wow, Husayn, there are so many powerful ideas in this post. I appreciate what you shared about accepting emotions as they come, based on this very insightful comment: "In the end I'm not emotion--I'm spirit." I think that understanding helps us to "flow through" whatever comes up and then continue to flow when that feels right. And your last paragraph on what you are learning as a parent is incredibly profound. thank you!

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