Parenting

As a Chronically Ill Mom, Even Tater Tots Are a Way to Show My Kids Love

Friday, May 11, 2018My Nonnie was a gruff and funny woman who, even at Thanksgiving, put a huge slab of lasagna on our plates as an appetizer. Even with a turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, breaded cauliflower, oil and vinegar salad, pumpkin pie,…

I’m a Mom with a Disability. Here’s How I “Run the Show” in My Family.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018I have several roles and identities that add a lot of meaning in my life. First and foremost, I LOVE being a woman. I like pink and sparkles and unicorns. I was raised by some incredibly fierce women: my mother,

Disabled People Have the Right to Raise Children

Monday, May 7, 2018I didn’t see many families like mine growing up. All my childhood friends’ parents had cars and could drive. My mom was visually impaired and had Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. She was the first person to teach me that I shouldn’t be

Homeschooling Should Be an Option for Disabled Students, But Not the Only Option

Thursday, August 3, 2017When I was in middle school, I begged my mother to homeschool me. I was struggling with the curriculum — I needed to be more challenged and more accommodated at the same time — and I was being bullied by…