Category: motherhood

Kiddie pool, unicorn fountain, sunshine, birds chirp, fun summertime day. Fiona doesn’t have on her Right hearing aid. Now I don’t even put her left hearing aid in because it doesn’t help. I keep reminding Fiona’s dad and brother Jack to use sign. I teach them as many signs as they have patience for. I […]

The ocean waves crash, I don’t feel well this morning. The food situation has been difficult. I love vacations but with little kids vacations don’t feel like vacations. There are moments, like yesterday morning during our walk on the beach. It starts out all four of us, but Fiona immediately sits down on the sand. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Evaluations and Transitions It is day eleven of my vegan, no oil, lifestyle. I feel proud and am finally over the hump of the adjustment. I have learned a lot about making vegan meals and feeding myself so I’m not constantly hungry. I finally slept better last night too. I have seen patterns, my eating […]

Teddy Bear Pajama Picnic Day With pony tails and barrettes in her hair, Fiona was so happy. She held her pink care bear teddy with a rainbow in her lap as I strapped the seat belt and kissed her goodbye. I watched the bus drive away and still had a sadness deep inside. I thought […]