The terms we use

I read a post by a disability blogger I follow, about the use of infantilizing words and phrases we use in lieu of “disabled” – like “Differently Abled” and it’s shorter term “Diffabled”. I’ve always hated differently abled. Diffabled just is ridiculous. I got what this blogger was saying, because I’ve seen grown adults do…

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Everyday Caregiving

I am Maura’s mom. I am also her full-time caregiver.

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To the person who doesn’t want to give up their subway seat for my kid…

I have taught my own children to give up seats for those who need it, whether it be at church or on a train.

But I’m also the mom who needed the seat for my kid.

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