Parenting kids with disease causes mental health repercussions for moms years later. Continue reading On facebook about Malik – post from summer 2017
I thought I was cheating nature. I believed by having 6 kids, I could slow down time. I tried to avoid “They grow up so fast.” It didn’t work. Continue reading Cradle of Civilization
When I can’t hide from disability, I don’t know what to do. I embrace everything about Mim but how do I explain when her behavior doesn’t fit with society? Continue reading Mimmy
There is something about being home and being lost. I start thinking my house is the problem. I’m furious with someone and I start to hate everything. Mim is talking more and constantly- she has been talking a lot for years but her conversational style has sped up and she asks questions non stop- which is a great way for her to advocate for herself. … Continue reading July 2017 facebook post
She is earnest with her wishes.
Continue reading Ohhh Mim and flowers
I cried and cried as she sat at my feet. I tried to wipe the tears casually with my shoulder. My hands were unavailable. It was a manicure/pedicure. On her tiny rolling stool she was almost kneeling at my feet and I felt way too out of my element. It felt downright lenten. I am unworthy. She massaged my surprisingly shaven legs. I had forgotten … Continue reading Sat at my feet
Infinity Mirrors is playful, colorful, puzzling, mathematical and enchanting. So many patterns and angles and childlike wonder. Kusama’s work is engaging for all ages and I’m so glad that the kids came with me. The lines are long. I won’t sugar coat it. This show has been sold out in museums all over the country. It was a chore for me to remember to buy the … Continue reading Visiting the High Museum- Yayoi Kusama exhibit, Infinity Mirrors