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I help churches and parents of disabled kids become better allies to the disablity community. When I’m not doing that, you will find me writing Middle Grade fiction.

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I Wish I Were
The person who enjoys the first snowfall of the season. Who doesn't mind going to a grocery store on snowy roads -- or clear roads. A person who can shake off that feeling of uncertainty of helplessness of wishing things were different for my kids and your kids. It's...
My Approach to Parenting Disabled Teenagers
Many parents talk about how difficult it is to parent teenagers. And while yes, it is a period of time when kids are pushing boundaries wanting to become independent, I personally love having teenagers. Image description: Woman and teen son with Down syndrome forehead...
How My Daughter With Down Syndrome Influenced My Writing
This is a guest post by Brett Marie, a fellow writer. He reached out to share about his new book coming out and how his daughter, who has Down syndrome, influenced his writing. I have not read his book, but I told him I'd be glad to share about his journey here on the...
I’m Not ‘Brave’ for Parenting My Disabled Kids
I parent two disabled kids, and I have been told multiple times I’m “so brave.” (Insert eye roll.) Maybe I should start asking people exactly what they mean by that phrase. I wonder if they realize how problematic and ableist that comment is. Do they think I am...
I Wish I Were

I Wish I Were

The person who enjoys the first snowfall of the season. Who doesn't mind going to a grocery store on snowy roads -- or clear roads. A person who can shake off that feeling of uncertainty of helplessness of wishing things were different for my kids and your kids. It's...

read more
My Approach to Parenting Disabled Teenagers

My Approach to Parenting Disabled Teenagers

Many parents talk about how difficult it is to parent teenagers. And while yes, it is a period of time when kids are pushing boundaries wanting to become independent, I personally love having teenagers. Image description: Woman and teen son with Down syndrome forehead...

read more
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