Disabled Parenting

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Disabled Parenting, Parenting with a Disability and Just Plain Ole’ Parenting

Being a mom is at the core of who I am.

As a mom with disabilities, my path through motherhood has been full of learning curves: learning curves that deal with my own disabilities and learning curves that deal with my kid’s disabilities (that are different from my own).

I’ve always been eager to connect with other moms across the disability spectrum. Sure, I know dads count too – but my interest is primarily in connecting with other moms.

I started to write something along the lines of how us moms grow our babies in our bodies, and how our bodies are fundamentally affected by being a mother… but then I thought of disabled moms that I know who adopted, and changed my line of writing. Because they count too.

I guess it’s not just about growing a baby yourself: it’s about all the things that wrap us up in being a mother: what we faced along the way. Our hopes and dreams. Accommodations, figuring stuff out. The prejudice we have dealt with and continue to deal with. The fear that all of us seem to have of having our kids taken from us. These are things that us moms in the disability community face over and over again, and it’s what makes me feel so connected to my sisters across the disability spectrum who are mothers, biological or otherwise.

Disabled Moms Interview Project

I used Mother’s Day as an excuse to ask for interviews with other disabled moms. I’d love to keep interviews going with moms, and see how we can talk more about all of the pieces of our lives, flesh them out, make known our truths.

If you are a disabled mom, please connect with me to share your story.

The posts below are a combination of posts from the Disabled Moms Project, and my own blog posts about parenting

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

This is about the American school system and it's fundamental differences with ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Book Review: “No Ordinary Boy” by Jennifer Johannesen

I am re-publishing this review of No Ordinary boy because it is ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Searching for the Rainbow: Parenting with C-PTSD

Trigger warning: this post describes aspects of C-PTSD and pieces of the ... Read more

Nobody Told Me

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

Child Safety: 5 Things that Will Help Keep Your Bolting Child Safe

In This Post You Will Find:Child Safety:1. GPS tracking device.2. ID Bracelets:3. … Read more

Choosing Moxie: A Birth Story About Disability and Bravery

  I. The beginning of my pregnancy with Moxie feels jumbled, as ... Read more

The Extreme Parenting Video Project

I know this is by and for parents of kids with special … Read more