Posted in January 2014

life to the fullest

* Yesterday, I was talking to my friend, Jeni, catching up about this and that. The This mostly being their impending move to Montreal (Oh my God!) and the That being her son, Tristan’s acceptance into college with a merit scholarship (Holy crap and Oh My God!). And then she said, “I have to send you … Continue reading

not always

not always

Brooke on pajama day, soaring to new heights with Ms J The other night, I went to a small group teach-in run by a Special Education attorney. I both love and hate things like that. I love them because I have found that there is no more powerful tool than information when advocating for my … Continue reading

the in between

the in between

Inclusion is about a sense of belonging, about feeling respected, valued for who you are. It is an all-encompassing practice of ensuring that people of differing abilities related to, for example, sex, age, and race, feel a sense of belonging, are engaged, and are connected to the goals and objectives of the whole wider society.” … Continue reading

king of anything

king of anything

– For Christmas, nearly everyone in Katie’s world pitched in to buy her a piano keyboard. From the moment that she got it and began playing around with it, I started asking her if I could record her singing something. Anything. Because, ya know, I’m her mom and that’s what moms do. And each and … Continue reading

and glitter

and glitter

Why? Because sometimes we all need a damn unicorn. And a rainbow. And glitter. That’s why. Or him. Yeah, that works too. You’re welcome.

playing favorites

playing favorites

 I wanted to find an image of an actual Welcome mat, but then I found this and it’s got wellies AND a rainbow, and well, doesn’t it just make you feel welcome? Moving on … I’ve been struggling with something. Wrestling with right and wrong and the rights of the wronged and egos and bruised … Continue reading

no words

no words

It is nearly bedtime. We lie together in the dark, scripting and laughing. “What’s in Winston’s nose?” you ask. “Snnnnn …. ickers,” I answer. “Say it right,” you say. “What’s in Winston’s nose?” “Snnnn …. oopy,” I answer. You giggle. “Say it the right way!” you say. “It the right way,” I say. We laugh … Continue reading

59 seconds

59 seconds

Warning: the purposefully run-on sentences that you are about to read violate nearly every known rule of grammar and really don’t even make a lot of sense. I’m too excited to care. Brooke made a phone call last night. Like completely, totally, 100% independently. So independently that I didn’t even know she was doing it … Continue reading

the power of no revisited

the power of no revisited

text of graphic: Saying No can be a radical act but honoring it when we hear it never should be. . To comply:  to conform, submit, or adapt (as to a regulation or to another’s wishes) as required or requested I’ve been struggling with this post. It’s been swimming around in my head for days, growing … Continue reading