Tagged with advocacy

dear jennifer

dear jennifer

{image is a giraffe in a party hat with text reading, “Giraffe Party.” It is the profile picture for my friend, Jennifer’s public Facebook page. Click on it. Go ahead, it won’t bite.} Dear Jennifer, There’s been something that I’ve been wanting to tell you for a while now. The words have played again and … Continue reading

dear amy and dean

The back story Dear Amy and Dean, I get it. That’s what I’m writing to tell you. That I get it. Well, partly. That’s a good place to start, at least. You see, I too am the mother of an Autistic child. Just a note, I use the term Autistic very purposefully out of respect for her … Continue reading

the same

the same

Us {image is a photo of Katie, Luau, me and Brooke on the beach at sunset – courtesy of Connerton Photography} Luau and I started watching The Normal Heart over the weekend. It’s an incredible movie and one that I highly recommend, particularly if you’re not old enough to have been socially or politically conscious through the early eighties. … Continue reading

lo hicimos

lo hicimos

{Image is a snapshot of the USA Today headline “Obama to include disabled workers in minimum wage order.” Click on the image to read the story} {image of the President signing the Executive Order} We did this, friends. Our voices were heard. The federal government acknowledged that equality is equality, without exception. That the effort … 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

one voice

– And I want to tell you how incredibly proud I am of my dear friend Rachel, who kicked some congressional ass yesterday. Who told her story, her family’s story, and in so doing brought a briefing room first to tears and then to their feet. I want to tell you that Rachel is incredibly special … Continue reading

doing her part

Diary of a Mom Is there anything better than family who lets your kid blow out the candles on their cake? #Grateful Like ·  · Share · Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm . * The Bat Mitzvah girl spoke about how she planned to take on her responsibility as a newly minted adult in her community. She … Continue reading

shouldering the bat – revisited

I’d hoped to write a post today – one that has been rattling around in my head for nearly a week. But writing time just wasn’t there this morning – mostly because when my alarm went off at 4:50, I strung together some phrases that can’t be shared and then reset it for 6:00. So the … Continue reading