the technology bound writer

A blinking cursor and a blank page:the bane of all writers. So when all else fails write about the blinking cursor....more

Am I disabled, or enabled?

Am I disabled?  Two months ago I started a leave from work.  This type of leave is called “Short Term Disability.”  Not short term leave.  Short term disability.  Filling out the forms made me face a harsh reality.  I had to look myself in the mirror with honesty, sift through my insecurities regarding an unwanted tag, and ask myself, “Am I disabled?  Is there something I can’t do?”...more

I did the unthinkable DAMN IT

 Ok so I Know I’ve kept u guys on the edge of ur seats long enough wtf has been goin on in my life well let’s see the C guy wants too fuck there is no doubt about that and my hormones are rising but where the fuck we sposed to do this shit we both in our 30’s and live with our parents how lame is that shit! ...more

Tuesday Talk: The IEP

Probably right around the time you are taking your first sip of your deliciously powerful morning cuppa home-brewed goodness, I will be sitting cross-legged on the floor with our Regional Center Counselor and our program thereapist (s). We're likely to be gazing at Moxie who will likely be scoot-scatting here and there, doing her Moxie-full bits of charming play. ...more

Is Pregnancy a Disability?

Dr. Michele Brown OB/GYN...more

Abuse and Down Syndrome: Protecting Our Children

I am not worried about speech development for my 17-month-old daughter with Down syndrome, Moxie. I'm not worried about when and how she will walk. Not worried her mastery of eating utensils, or really, much of anything. Except abuse. I am terrified of abuse. It can keep me awake at night. I breathe deeply and let it go and try as best as I ever can to not hold my fear in....more
Parents can be abusers too. It's important for us all to be vigilant, but not intrusive. Because ...more

How do I learn to accept Limitations?

My family doctor is an awesome man.  He is, without a doubt, looking out for my best interests.  He's frank and tells me like it is.  So do I listen?  Not always.  I eventually listen....more
@victorias_view done... just got to transfer them to the computer. more

In Which I am Interviewed

Yes. I was interviewed by Deborah, mother of the Smoochalicious Evan at Four Blessings of Mine. She came up with the *brilliant* idea of giving the same set of questions to various mommybloggers in the Ds club.  I was pretty honoured to be included - thanks, Deb! ...more

Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map

October 12th, 2011 marks an important day for people with disabilities, caregivers, seniors, and parents with strollers.  On this day the Rick Hansen Foundation launched the Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map.  This is a moment that for myself I welcome, applaud and mourn.    The Map is an online tool that will raise awareness and essentially join people around the world in the common goal to make our p...more

Steve Jobs - Impact on the Disability Community

As the world heard recently, Steve Jobs the Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., passed away of pancreatic cancer.  He was an innovator, an entrepreneur and a genius.  Few could argue about his contributions to the technological world of computers.  I wonder if he ever truly imagined the impact Apple would have on so many.  Did he know what kind of doors it opened for people with disabilities? IPads are now being used to facilitate learning and communication for adults and children with Autism and other...more