“A Grandmothers Love”

  After some time away, Lessons From Avery is back and with a new “look”. I recently started a new, and rather time-consuming position with the same company I had worked for when I took maternity leave and chose to stay home with Avery. This company feels like “home” and I could not be happier.

The Woman I Want To Be…

You can never fully appreciate a Mother’s love until you become one yourself. My mother worries, as all parents do. Growing up I was a challenge for my mother. From the time I was very small my thoughts were loud and my feelings fierce. Wish I could take back some of those nights as a…

Dear Down Syndrome…

Dear Down syndrome, When you first came into my life, unexpectedly and uninvited, I will admit I hated you. Of course my ignorance was the driving force behind my hatred and fear, but the negative feelings took hold of me none the less. Although there are days where those fears still reappear, I know better…

The Weight of Words

I have engaged in multiple conversations with others regarding words that come up when speaking about disability. Like me, they want to learn which terms are more politically correct than others and what words they should abolish from their vocabulary. In the months to follow