Disabled Mom Interview Project

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!

How Can a Parent Get Ahead When School is Always Out?

This is about the American school system and it's fundamental differences with working hours and higher ed. The American school system is fundamentally out of synch with the working hours that parents keep. It's even out of synch with higher education calendars. I noticed this of course in California, but this has slapped me in ... Read more How Can a Parent Get Ahead When School is Always Out?

Disabled Moms Interview Project: DeafBlind Mom Lisa Ferris

Disabled Moms Interview Project, Featuring Stacy Cervenka

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 ... Read more Disabled Moms Interview Project, Featuring Stacy Cervenka

Book Review: “No Ordinary Boy” by Jennifer Johannesen

I am re-publishing this review of No Ordinary boy because it is Owen's birthday. He would be 21 if he were alive today. In commemorating her son, Jennifer is offering No Ordinary Boy free as a PDF. It is linked at the end of this post. No Ordinary Boy No Ordinary Boy is a relatively ... Read more Book Review: “No Ordinary Boy” by Jennifer Johannesen

Disabled Moms Interview Project with Sandi Parsons

Disabled Moms Interview Project, featuring Sandi Parsons

Disabled Moms Interview Project: Featuring Lorna Duff-Howie

Disabled Moms Interview Project, featuring Lorna Howie-Duff

Disabled Moms Interview Project: Featuring Kari Turner

Disabled Moms Interview Project, featuring Kari Turner

Mom Talk: Disabled Moms Interview Project Featuring Pauline Victoria

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 ... Read more Mom Talk: Disabled Moms Interview Project Featuring Pauline Victoria

Searching for the Rainbow: Parenting with C-PTSD

Trigger warning: this post describes aspects of C-PTSD and pieces of the mental wellness puzzle. My daughter shrieked. It was that air-tearing, earth-ripping shriek that she gives when she is mad and won't reach for words, it's the shriek that always fills me with fear for her future, that someone will hear that and think ... Read more Searching for the Rainbow: Parenting with C-PTSD

Nobody Told Me

It’s not all peaches and cream. Adulting is hard.

Choosing Moxie: A Birth Story About Disability and Bravery

  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 ... Read more Choosing Moxie: A Birth Story About Disability and Bravery