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Marital Glue

I was reading some article recently on giving your blog readers WHAT THEY WANT and I was kind of stymied because I don’t actually know WHAT YOU WANT. While I try and stay within the parameters of traveling, disability and parenting, I’m pretty much all over the place with this blog. Kind of like in […]

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Tulum, Yoga & Walking Birth Control

Tulum is kind of like the hippie version of Cancun. It’s still got the refined-flour like white sand, stunning ocean, weather and sky, but the resorts are tucked amongst all the trees, so it doesn’t all seem as grossly glaring. The resorts are different too – they practically drip with new-agey wholesomeness, yoga-camps and aromatherapy. […]

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It’s weird to be content.

It’s weird to be content. You know, I am not sure if it’s because I’m deaf, but I’ve always been highly driven. I graduated from university when I was 19, simultaneously working full-time to put myself through. I went back to school when I was 24 to get my Master’s in International Management and kept […]

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“Far From the Tree”: The Deaf Chapter

Andrew Solomon wrote a book called “Far From the Tree” that was all the rage a couple of years ago. In it, he explores identity through analyzing multiple disabilities, along with homosexuality, children of rape, prodigies and transgendered people. It has taken me literally all this time to work my way through the deaf chapter. Whenever […]

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Micah, The Crocodile and Celestun (Photo Essay)

We splurged on a boat trip in Celestun and it was absolute magic. Our guide (“Jesus” was his name) took us to the flamingos, by islands chock full of Pelicans, through a mangrove tunnel and to a natural hot spring. He didn’t, however, tell us to watch out for crocodiles in the hot spring… and […]

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Pete the Cat and Chichen Itza

Do you know Pete the Cat? We were introduced by Katie when we visited her in Fresno. Our kids fell head over heels in love with that cool cat and what do you know? We’ve been reading his stuff Every. Single. Night. No breaks from Pete, man. Those kids are hooked. He’s good, all about […]

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Who Has Special Needs?

You all know how much I loathe the way people use the term “special needs” interchangeably with “disability”(my post about that is here ). The term was originally an educational one, designed for kids with extremely unique learning needs. Plenty of people who have real educational “special needs” do not have a disability and plenty of […]

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Cenote: Wonderland

Cenote: “seh-NO-teh”: Noun. Magical underground water wonderland. *** If you liked this post, follow A Little Moxie on Facebook and join conversations there Want A Little Moxie delivered in your inbox? Subscribe here! Email address:

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The No-Tell Motel, an Iguana and Cancun

We hated Cancun. Oh, balmy air, sand so fine it felt like refined flour. Ocean water with all the blues your kaleidoscope can contain, and birds chirping so loudly and melodiously that I thought Micah’s “Big Business” app was perpetually on. It wasn’t the balmy air, fine sand and melodious chirping of course; it was […]

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Walk With Me

4 years ago, I wrote a post called The Choice to Suffer. In it, I was talking about how caring for an elderly man in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s helped me to heal. I was about as wounded as a soul can get when I met him, and he taught me how to hold hands […]

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Mom Visits

My Mom came to visit us for a week. In Cancun. Because, you know, since she’s an organic crunchy granola hippie, a bona-fide prism-carrying energy medicine healer, and devout (non-drinking) Baha’i ,Cancun is totally her scene! Here are some photos: *** In real-time news of our world, I’m going back to the podiatrist tomorrow to […]

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2015: The Year of the Deaf Child

2015: The Year of the Deaf Child, guest post by Julie Rems Smario ******************** It hit me hard again… The Deaf child rarely tells the stories. If you search for stories about raising Deaf children, you will find stories of hearing mothers and fathers and grandparents of Deaf children. Their stories are focused on impairments, […]

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Photo Essay

The foot. It’s still broken. It’s still got to be elevated because (10 days later)  the swelling hasn’t come down. Mikey is having a BLAST taking care of the kids, solo, in addition to cooking, cleaning, porta-potty duties and more! Here is a photo essay  – *** If you liked this post, follow A Little Moxie on […]

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I Broke My Foot

I broke my foot. In Pelenque, but not after I had gone exploring and everything, no, I broke it right after we arrived and had set up camp. IT SUCKED. That’s all I have to say – it all SUCKED MISERABLY. What I did find interesting about all of this was that when I was in […]

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How We Ended up in a Sweat Lodge (Temazcal)

We spent a few days in Catemaco. It was simultaneously lovely and not. The campground (Tepetapan, 200 pesos) was the lovely part. It’s huge, green, on the edge of a river, with trees all around. Lushly gorgeous. And the kids and Kianna had fun playing But the town… sigh. It had the sad appearance of a […]

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Alight: A Travel Story from a Long Time Ago

When I was 17 years old, I was living in Fukuoka, Japan. I was studying in an all-Chinese prep school to pass the Japanese university entrance exam. I was paying for my school and living expenses by teaching English to yakuza (mafia). Both studying Japanese in an all-Chinese school and teaching English to the yakuza […]

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Veracruz…And the Truth About Traveling with 3 Kids

We drove from Teotihuacan to Veracruz with a stop in charming Cholula. Delicious mole poblano, snow-capped Mt “Popo” in the background… we would have stayed longer had accommodation been easier. But no one was at the Cholula campground to open it, and finding hotels to take Kianna was such a major pain the butt that […]

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7 Reasons to Roadschool

Roadschool: if pressed, you can define it as “homeschool on the road” – teaching your own children while you travel. While roadschooling, you may or may not follow a set curriculum, but integrating aspects of travel and learning from the road are what fundamentally sets it apart from homeschooling. We roadschool. We follow some curriculum […]

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Mexico City (“DF”) Subway

I have to write a little post about the subway in Mexico City. And I have to do this because I just wanted it OUT THERE, on the internet, that this is an excellent subway system, so easy that our 6 year old learned how to navigate it. 5 pesos a ride, anywhere. Trains come every […]

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