Cancer, a Wheelchair, and Screaming Children
Low Wages and PCAs: Staffing Crises Getting Worse

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  • The Power of Words

    Every single time someone called me “pretty” growing up, I cringed. As an adult, it’s taken some time and an acknowledgement of ugly days, but I can accept the compliment. I can feel pretty, and that, as a woman and as a woman with a disability is quite the achievement. I already tapped into the […]

  • Dealing with Ignorance About Our Marriage

    Being married to a paraplegic is no different than being married to anyone else. There are small details that are different. We can’t pack up at the last minute and drive off into the sunset without a second thought to planning. We’re also parents, so we couldn’t do that either way. It takes longer to […]

  • Nest Thermostat

    A lot of things happen to your body after a spinal cord injury, but one of the most annoying is your body’s inability to regulate its temperature. You go from hot and cold like a woman going through menopause and there’s not much you can do about it. Layers, space heaters, fans that spray water, […]

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  • Cancer, a Wheelchair, and Screaming Children

    People often look at my life and wonder how I am not completely insane because of the amount of chaos I deal with on a daily basis. They ask why we’ve chosen those adopt and have more children when we are already facing many long term health problems. It’s hard to look at that and […]

  • Low Wages and PCAs: Staffing Crises Getting Worse

    Everybody is trying to better their life somehow, especially when it comes to their career or job. This is what all of us do, especially if you live in the United States. It’s good to have a job that pays you decently, I don’t need to tell you that. This is one of life’s biggest […]

  • One Voice in a Choir

    Sometimes when you’re a voice in a minority group you find yourself echoing the voices of your peers over and over and it grows tiresome. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not done being angry and I don’t think I ever will be. To be done with my anger is to, in my opinion, become complacent […]

  • Rude Comments About Disabilities

    How do you deal with the rude strangers who make ignorant comments? I don’t mean the ones who ask questions they have no business asking, I mean the jerks.

  • Unprepared for Cerebral Palsy Life

    They say nothing prepares you for parenthood. Throw special needs into the mix and forget it. Totally unprepared.