Stella Young, Disability Activist, and One Funny, Strong Woman, Dies at 32

Prominent disability activist, writer and comedian Stella Young from Australia has died at the age of 32. As I am watching and reading about her life, it's one to hold up to some good, solid, sh**. (I wanted a nicer, more inspiring word, but I think Stella would have laughed me out of the room.) At 14 she became an advocate for people with disabilities and head straight into the delicate cauldron of attitudes, language, and motivations. ...more

Dear Parent of Typical Children: Teach Your Child About Disability

Your children watch and learn from you, every day, every moment. They listen to your words, imitate your actions, follow your cues on how to behave in new situations, and mimic your example on how to interact with people they meet. And they will learn, from you, how to understand disability. ...more
YES! I think talking about it is SO important! I have had the chance the past two years to share ...more

The High Cost of Living

 We bought our granddaughter, Adelia, a new bicycle for her birthday today.I'd guess no one gasped after reading that sentence - hardly earth shattering news. Grandparents buy their grandkids stuff all the time. But, this bicycle came at what feels like an intolerable price, in a way that has nothing to do with money....more

Finding Comfort in Gals from the Street

I am feeling sorry for myself about lack of sales again, so it's time to revisit two  favorite regulars at my store, Sue and Debbie. ...more

Sho You Right

 This is our baby Adelia.She's 6 years old.She's hilarious. She's smart. She loves to say "butt cheeks" and "sucks to be you."She wants candy for Christmas and means it. She won't open any present that doesn't sound like it's candy. She shakes the box then hands it back with "Nah...that's okay."...more