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Category Archives: Viral Posts

Three years ago, in December of 2014, my life took an unexpected turn when a repurposed blog post from two years earlier suddenly went viral. What started as sharing a sweet story for a newish website that discusses disability turned into weeks and months of media coverage. I was totally unprepared for the impact “going […]

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I still remember the day my friend Sarah asked me, timidly, if I would like to have her breastmilk for my daughter. Her expressions, body language, and voice all told me that this was something she had thought about for a long time and that it was a big brave thing for her to ask […]

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I saw another one this morning. I was scrolling Facebook with my morning coffee when a post from a page I follow caught my eye. It started out the way so many of them do… “Dear Helicopter Mom at the Playground…” I kept reading because sometimes the “Dear Mom” posts surprise me and are sweet and […]

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“He doesn’t look like he has autism.”  “But he seems so normal.”  “Oh my kid does that too.”  Trying to advocate for my son, while also attempting to raise autism awareness can be a tricky business because my personal experience with autism is limited to one person… Mareto. Yes, I know other children with autism […]

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Last night I ran into Walmart to grab a few things for our dinner while John and the kids waited in the car. After rushing through the aisles I made my way to the self checkout. As I was loading my bags back into my cart I heard soft voices just a few feet away. […]

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I was tired, hurried, frustrated, and ready to just go home. John was pushing Mareto in the cart just as fast as he could to leave the store before the melt down got worse. We were frantically trying to open up a cereal bar  in an effort to stem the tears. Arsema was strapped to […]

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“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who […]

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This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Of course we all know that infertility exists, so we don’t need to be made aware of that. What does the world need to be more aware of in regards to infertility? I thought about this a lot and came to the conclusion that what we (women living […]

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