When My Daughter Starts to Notice She's Different, This is What We'll Do
It's National Breastfeeding Month, and for the First Time, I'm Not Sad or Angry | Sarah Sweatt Orsborn
It's National Breastfeeding Month, and for the Firs...
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By all means, doctors and public health advocates should continue to make sure that women of childbearing age take their folic acid. But I'm not interested in using my beautiful child to scare folks into doing it. When you see her gorgeous face, I would much rather you see a happy, whole person than a reminder to pop a vitamin lest your kid wind up like her.
GoldieBlox bothers me because they perpetuate the harmful gender binaries in toys and products for children rather than shattering them, and they also perpetuate the false opposition our culture sets up between “beauty” and “brains.”
More than anything, I want Claire -- and you -- to know that disabilities like Spina Bifida are just another way of being a person in the world. Claire is whole and complete, just as she is. Her life is not tragic. She’s not fighting Spina Bifida because she’s not in a battle against the body she has always had. Every day is not a struggle. Every achievement is not a victory struck against Spina Bifida, and every setback is not a cause for pity. She’s just a little girl, learning to navigate the world in the only body she’s ever known, testing out the limits of her potential just like anyone else.
I write a lot about Spina Bifida, I read a lot about Spina Bifida, and I like to connect with other folks dealing with the same things. By putting it in my profile, and also by hashtagging my photos, I can find other families who also inhabit the world of SB. I have truly found people I consider actual friends through #spinabifida on Instagram and Twitter.
Soon I adjusted, our daily routine becoming a shadow of the institutional routine going on across the street. We hear every bell’s ring inside the house. After the first recess, I learned not to be alarmed by the children’s shrieks outside. I know I better get my grocery run in before cars start lining both sides of our street, making it one-way by default. These small intrusions have become welcome in a strange way — because living by this school has made me a time traveler.
Sarah Orsborn reading "Heart of a Mother" in the 2014 Listen To Your Mother Show, Little Rock.
“Conceal, don’t feel” could basically be summed up as the opposite to my philosophy on identity and self....
I’m kind of a Pinterest addict, and find it not only a super happy piece of the internet, full of pretty outfits and tasty recipes and all sorts of inspiration for my crafty side, but also a super useful tool for everything from keeping track of sewing patterns to meal planning to throwing birthday parties for my twins. And somehow I planned the biggest party of my life without Pinterest? With only a pile of bridal magazines and a lifetime reading my mom’s Martha Stewart magazines to inspire me?
It's the second time she's woken up in the night. Just 30 minutes ago, I was dosing her with ibuprofen and brushing her sweaty hair from her fevered brow, praying she'd go back soundly to sleep and wake up feeling better. But she's up again, shivering and sweating, sobbing and shaking.
How can people who may not have amazing dads in their lives grow up to be or expect to co-parent with amazing dads if we don't see dads being normal and amazing in our lives?......