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Hey, did you all see this?

11 Jan

“Mom’s blog has people rethinking “retarded””

Many thanks to  HLN for allowing me to share this message, and to express my gratitude to all who have taken the time to read my blog post!

 

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6 Responses to “Hey, did you all see this?”

  1. Mary Marianne Lynch Trana January 11, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    VERY COOL, my friend! VERY cool!

  2. SaraCVT January 11, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Yes, I saw it, and also the post on the Internet giant Cafemom that started out “You May Have Insulted This Little Girl Without Realizing It” with a picture of Maura. I did a double-take. This is getting big–but it couldn’t happen to a nicer lady (who is also a great writer)!

  3. Liz Mitchell January 11, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    This is just so awesome!!! Keep up the good work AND the great writing! BTW, I love the way you write!! So inspiring!!

  4. Dolly Viscardi January 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    While I did not have any cognitively challenged children of my own, I taught special education for more than twenty-five years and was known for zero tolerance for the word “retard” at school and at home. Once with my two children, I was play-acting an old lady who was “slightly-retarded”, (in my own words!My family never let me hear the end of it (for good reason!) and I was so upset with myself. It just goes to show how deep this name-calling is in our culture and how unaware we are as a society that even the most diligent of us have difficulty extricating it from our sub-conscious! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!
    Dolly Viscardi.

  5. Kristina Scarborough Knight January 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Yes, I did….it’s what brought me straight to your blog, snagged me as a follower of your blog and had me sharing your entry on my Facebook page 🙂 I have several friends with Down’s Syndrome siblings or children who now think you are as amazing a person and mother as I do!! Looking very forward to more of your insight and wit. Thank you!

  6. audreygjohnson January 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Congrats! Really good interview and I’m so excited for you!

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