Around 6:30 each morning, he opens the sliding door and screams into the backyard. Come to the yard, birds! It’s safe here. Please hurry! Whatever…
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A text from David in late October: Bad news. Some of the rain is coming in the basement. It had been pouring and the wind was bending the trees…
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Last weekend, while at the park near our house, Khalil picked up a ladybug, named it Spotty, and carried it home. On the way, he stopped at the flowers…
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On Valentine’s Day, Khalil and I watched a couple of short films on Disney+. In Out, a gay man debates telling his parents about the man he loves. In…
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The mergansers are back. And the golden eyes and the mallards. The swans visited a few weeks ago but the ice hadn’t melted yet, so they left. A bald…
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Summer in Ontario is beautiful. Instead of the unrelenting curtain of North Carolina humidity, we have crisp evenings and temperate mornings. Because…
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A big and grateful welcome to my new subscribers. I am so glad that you are here. I’d love to know a little bit about you if you want to message me on…
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Covid isn’t the only thing that has happened to me (to us) over the last two years. Life has continued to have hard and beautiful moments. Work and…
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Yesterday morning, I heard Khalil wake up and find Honeypuppy. He got very close to her face and whispered, Happy Mother’s Day Honeypuppy, and gave her…
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On Khalil’s seventh day of school, I bought my coffee outside and sat on the blue woven chair. The chair first sat on our deck in California and then on…
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As I write this, I’m thinking about how precious time and energy are these days. Maybe it’s just because I live in a house of exhausted people, but I…
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We have a book coming out!! Just over a year ago, Caroline Cupp, a fellow disabled mama, messaged me and asked if I had any advice for where to find a…
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