Identity vs. Person

A week or so ago, I posted on FaceBook about identity first (instead of person first) language and how until my boys tell me otherwise, that’s the language we will use. If you don’t know what identity first language is, let me give you a quick crash course. This is, of course, my opinion. I’m […]

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Learning to Apologize

Hello! My name is Sarah. I’m 35 years old with a husband, two children, and a full time job. I like to pretend that I have it all together, but uh…I don’t. I sometimes lose my temper, yell, take my anger out on my husband and kids, and sometimes have an overall bad attitude that […]

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Back to School Sonnets

I’ve been working on a project for my boys for a couple of years now. It’s a compilation of prayers/poems so that when they don’t know how to pray, they might one day look through their mama’s work and find something that helps. The challenge for me is that I’ve decided to stick with very […]

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Gun

For all our scientific speech about control, I find us primitive. We let our fear of commands rule over. Everything. The youth blood pools at our feet and still we cower behind our “God given rights.” When sending my blonde miracles to learn how to read and play and become a good citizen, I desperately […]

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Nine Things

It seems that every day there are articles in my facebook newsfeed with headlines like this: 10 things to never say to a parent of a child with autism or the opposite 10 things to always say to a parent with a child with special needs or even just a generic 10 things you need […]

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Love Poem

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.  -Chinese Proverb ***** You are no longer choice. You are fact. No turning back. No second chances. It sounds so…. callous when I say it like that: a line drawn in the sand; black and white; scientifically verifiable. But it’s more […]

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