There have been a couple of good posts & articles related to various aspects of parenting I have seen lately, you might like to have a look:
When your mother says she's fat: a heart wrenching letter from one daughter to her mother.
The lost years of girlhood by Steve Biddulph: the importance of being around as parents for our 10-14 year old daughters.
7 things you don't know about a special needs parent by Maria Lin: a great article voicing the reality for special needs parents and then explaining it to those who aren't.
A letter to patients with chronic disease - from a doctor's point of view. Actually this one is for any one with chronic disease but I found out about it from a parent of a child with special needs.