Tag Archives: disability

To Care or Not To Care

Gracie and Jackson and I did a couple of 5Ks last spring. Although Gracie wanted to participate, she is not physically capable of walking that far, so we would take her stroller and she would ride in the stroller when … Continue reading

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Leader of the PACK

A few days ago, we got a postcard from Gracie’s school, inviting us to an award ceremony. It said, “Your student will be receiving an award.” The next day, Gracie’s kindergarten teacher emailed to let me know she nominated Gracie for a … Continue reading

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Differences

Back around Martin Luther King Day, I had a talk with the kids about discrimination. My kids are lucky in that they have not experienced much discrimination in their lives—even Gracie hasn’t really seen much of the worst of people. Because … Continue reading

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Accommodations

This year, I’ve been involved in a leadership training class for parents of disabled children. The class occurs once a month on the third Thursday of the month. This month, the class coincides with a dental convention that Chad attends … Continue reading

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Spectacle

We are quite the sight to see when we go out in public. Usually, it’s just me and the kids—one harried mother pleading with her kids in a sing-song mom voice, a little boy who is sometimes helpful and sometimes … Continue reading

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