Mixed messages

A message for all the new parents on their own journey, about the mixed messages you get when raising a child born with any sort of disability

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Please don’t say “I’m sorry”

It happens often enough that I brace for it. I say “My daughter has special needs” or “My daughter has moderate cognitive disabilities” and the person I’m explaining it too suddenly channels David Tennant playing Doctor Who – Seriously, this happens a lot. And I often wonder – why are they sorry? And then I…

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Four words to my 17 yr old self

“Keep being different.” That was my response to this particular Facebook mindlessness. (BTW, I love FB Mindlessness, it’s a nice break from having to read yet another political ugliness thread.) I wasn’t just being a smart-ass…which, sure, I was. But I thought about it for a moment, thought about that 17 yr old girl that I…

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