I can assure you, there is absolutely nothing wrong with my daughter

I think most adults are terrified of the moment when their child starts noticing differences and then promptly points them out (very, very loudly) or asks questions about them. The general feeling within the accessibility community is actually that your child should ask questions in order to learn and that adults should model how we […]

Don’t ask me to predict the futureĀ 

It’s hard to believe that just three years ago, I was pregnant with the girls, just trying to get them to be born, not much thinking beyond that. I assumed if they could just be born, just make it that far, that all would be right in the world, and I’d have two adorable, chubby […]

My love/hate relationship with adapted equipment

When the doctors first mentioned the words Cerebral Palsy after Ella’s brain injury, it sent me through the stages of grief, but I spent a long time in denial. I had convinced myself that Ella would prove everyone wrong, that she would hit all her milestones and be tough and amazing and would waltz into […]

There’s no such thing as special needs parenting when it comes to loving our kids

When it came time for me to go back to work, the same thought circled my mind  again and again; is this the best thing for Ella? So many parents of kids with special needs or different abilities ultimately decide not to work, for any number of reasons. If it had been possible, I would […]