Jennifer Amy Hynes

Thoughts on Motherhood Through the Eyes of an Artist

How do I even begin? I feel great relief, a sense of freedom on my horizon. I finally finished the process of deciding Fiona’s education plan and feel like I’ve received the information I needed. I feel like I’ve made my decisions as best as I can. It’s been intense. As intense as it was […]

Yesterday I got a shot of fresh depression. I was tired in the morning, but I went to yoga after drop off, and felt like I could have a productive, healthy day. I decided to print out all the e-mails I’ve sent the school District. I am starting my IEP file for Fiona. When I […]

Global Art Project Participation in Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project GAP, (The Global Art Project) is a group of artists living in many countries around the world. We work on collaborative projects by mailing “FRAGS” (scraps of old work ripped up, studio floor finds, collections of tickets, maps, ect.) to each other. We then work […]

Least Restrictive Environment Over the weekend I started reading a book all about IEP’s and the laws that govern them. I also read some court cases concerning Deaf/HH kids in California Public Schools. My brother is a lawyer, but he practices advocacy for the Oakland Homeless population and his girlfriend is studying Law at Harvard, […]

I feel like I’m hitting my head against a brick wall. It’s uncomfortable, I back off and try to make things easier. I look at the other side of things. I ask questions and read about both sides of my arguments. Or are they ideals? The brick wall gets too hard and I wonder if […]

Mainstreaming Fiona woke up late this morning. I woke her up, usually I put the hearing aids in her ears immediately, but this morning they were no where to be found. I looked and looked and couldn’t find them anywhere. I used my signs, bus, breakfast, shoes, socks, now, unable to make clear sentences. Barely […]

The Final Stage, the last segment, the final chapter, I don’t know what to call it, but a few decisions I’ve made in the past two months, the first one, transitioning to Veganism, and the other decision that I finalized today, to send our kids to our local homeschool, (it’s called our homeschool, but it’s […]