The Disabled Moms Interview Project

I think I’m a mom, first and foremost.

It’s at the core of my being.

Since I also have disabilities, I’m always interested in what other people experience, how other mother’s trajectories unfold. That’s how this series started: initially as a celebration of motherhood, and then, because the stories are just SO INTERESTING!!

If you are a mom with a disability and would like to participate, please download the questions here, and send them back to me via email (meriahnichols@gmail.com) or tap at me if you’d rather record a vlog instead!

Disabled Moms Interview Project, featuring Stacy Cervenka. Image Description: a family sitting in front of a tree trunk. two children and mother and father. the woman on the left is mother, wearing white dress and blonde hair, smiling, with her hand on her husband's shoulder. the husband appears seated and is wearing sunglasses. the children are in front, the boy in blue shirt and girl in white. text reads, "disabled interview project, STACY CERVENKA" in blue with a white box background
Disabled Moms: An Interview Project In honor of Mother's Day, I ran an interview series with other moms with disabilities throughout the month of May. I enjoyed this so much that I thought I'd keep rolling with it and keep introducing you to cool moms who have disabilities! This interview with Stacy Cervenka  is available
No Ordinary Boy: the story of an extraordinary family
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Disabled Mom Interview Series: split pink and yellow background with the image of two women in a circular photo - one woman has brown hair and brown skin and is smiling, the other is white skin and red hair and is smiling. Text reads: "mom talk pauline and meriah chat about disabled parenting while waiting for their kids" there are some graphics of lightning bolts, stars and diamonds scattered around the image
Disabled Moms: An Interview Project In honor of Mother's Day, I'm running an interview series with other moms with disabilities! I went first with my own interview (linked here, which includes the podcast and distraction-free PDF). If you are a mom with a disability and would like to participate, please download the questions here, and
parenting with mental illness
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choosing moxie: a birth story of bravery, disability and down syndrome
  I. The beginning of my pregnancy with Moxie feels jumbled, as I recollect it now, some 3 years later. It’s a blur of happenings, events moving swiftly upon each other like quick waves that peak in a tsunami. The blur may be due to the events themselves or may be to the way my mind works – I