Topic: being a mom

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

It’s the end of summer, and time for kids to go back to school. All kids, including children with disabilities. Unfortunately, all those back to school ads featuring shiny, happy, pimple and attitude-free children rarely (if ever) include kids with disabilities. Why? Because kids with disabilities aren’t considered attractive. And because they remind us of a fact of life that many would rather forget. Photographer Jenni Driscoll, who is also the mother of a child with Down syndrome, is trying to change that.

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I Am Too Scared To Have A Third Child And Too Scared Not To

I Am Too Scared To Have A Third Child And Too Scared Not To

The decision to have our first child was an easy one- we got married at a young age for a reason- we both wanted to have a baby and be young parents. The decision to have a second was also a no-brainer. We wanted our kids close in age and we wanted me to stay at home until our youngest was at least a toddler so we had to get moving if I was ever going to get back into the work force. Now, we face the decision to have a third and it is paralyzing. More »

10 Alternatives To Children, In Retrospect

10 Alternatives To Children, In Retrospect

But, I would never trade throwing my identity onto the ever-burning-pyre-of-childhood-need for anything.

Ha. Yes I would.

Long story short, it’s hard not to feel exhausted and dejected and overwhelmed and confused and under appreciated and basically every other verb that suggests misery. It’s hard not to think of the what-ifs. Most of us have, or do regularly. Everyday. Whatever the case, I give you complete permission to love me or villainize me for creating this list of child alternatives. Feel free to send me a bottle of wine as gratitude/punishment. More »