doozeedad I don’t know about you, but I remember a bunch of weird crap from when I was a kid. It’s so random – like, those 25 lb bags of carrots that my mom used to buy for us to snack on, and how I ate so many that I could see in the dark something […] The post Sponges appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Jun 29 2015
The Forgotten Color in the Rainbow
doozeedad I cared about marriage equality. I posted stuff about it on Facebook, even changed my profile photo. I did everything that was happening, as it was happening. I did this in part to be an ally to my friends who are gay and also, to be honest, because I’m old fashioned. I did it because […] The post The Forgotten Color in the Rainbow appeared first on A Little Mox...
Sat, Jun 27 2015
Disability Word Policing (With Star Trek Gifs)
doozeedad I’ve only been a member of the Down syndrome community for 5 years and I’ve already seen this cycle repeat itself countless times: Something happens with a word: someone famous says something offensive (- usually involving the word, “retard”) The Ds community bellows The famous person or situation or whatever apologizes The Ds community simmers […] The pos...
Fri, Jun 26 2015
In Defense of the Posts on Pixar’s “Inside Out”…
doozeedad My friend Jisun wrote a post on a new movie by Pixar called Inside Out. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but that doesn’t matter in this post at all. What does matter is what she is talking about in her post – did you read it? No? Here it is: Dear Pixar: Inside Out […] The post In Defense of the Posts on Pixar’s “Inside Out”… appeared first on A Little ...
Thu, Jun 25 2015
Let’s Talk: Race
doozeedad Race has always been something I’ve been hyper-aware of, partly because I grew up Baha’i, partly because I love and notice colours. And perhaps most significantly, because I’m white and grew up in non-white countries. So… when Katherine and I went to the Civil Rights Museum while we were in Atalanta… It hit again. Race. IN […] The post Let’s Talk:...
Wed, Jun 24 2015
Cliffs & Cherries: (40-50) 365 Photo Challenge
doozeedad 365 Photo challenge I’m still chugging away at this. You know what the biggest thing I’ve ever learned through blogging is? It’s that you can do absolutely anything, so long as you consistently practice at it. I’ve learned to build websites, all kinds of technical whaaat? stuff, simply by waking up early every day and […] The post Cliffs & Cherries: (40-50...
Sun, Jun 21 2015
Our story: these hands. Guest Post by Mark W. Leach
doozeedad The hands of people can tell you many things. The hands of those with Down syndrome are no different. Beyond the insight provided from palm reading, noticing a person’s hands can tell you a bit of their story: dirt under the fingernails of someone who works in the garden; calloused palms of someone who pulls ropes […] The post Our story: these hands. Guest Post...
Sat, Jun 20 2015
What Was Great: Society for Disability Studies 2015 #2015SDS
doozeedad About Society for Disability Studies The Society for Disabilities is exactly that: a group of (primarily academic) people that study disability as a subject. They splice and dice it in every imaginable way: from sexuality to employment, from neuro-divergence to deaf issues in rural India. I mean, you name it, they’ve got it covered. I […] The post What Was Great...
Thu, Jun 18 2015
Update on The Best School Ever: Moxie
doozeedad Summer has hit and now I can kind of just sit back and catch my breath and tell you more about what’s been going on with The Best School Ever I’ve been struggling to stay positive in light of some pretty bad news: 2 out of Moxie’s 3 teachers are moving away. Moxie’s lead teacher, […] The post Update on The Best School Ever: Moxie appeared first on A Little...
Mon, Jun 15 2015
The Question of d/Deaf Identity
doozeedad Katherine and I are presenting at SDS this year on Deaf Identity. We really wanted to talk about it because we have so many questions ourselves, about what is means to be deaf – or Deaf. She wears cochlear implants, I wear hearing aids. She is fluent with ASL, I am not. Neither of us […] The post The Question of d/Deaf Identity appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Jun 12 2015
doozeedad Tomorrow I’m going to be getting on an airplane with Katherine and we are taking our annual MomCation to Atlanta, Georgia. Yep. Because we are total nerds, our idea of a good time is going to present on Deaf Identity at the Society for Disability Studies – hang out and attend lots of cool lectures […] The post Georgia-Bound appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Wed, Jun 10 2015
doozeedad I took the kids down to the coast when the tide was out so we could see if we could spot anything cool. It was absolutely freezing down there – this biting wind going on with the frigid water. It always makes me laugh when people think of California beaches as these Florida-esque ones because […] The post Tidepools appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Tue, Jun 09 2015
2 Hours to Costco (A Photo Essay)
doozeedad It takes me 2 hours to drive from our yurt on the hill to Costco. Or a mall. Or McDonald’s (not that I’d be going there anyway though, right?!). That sounds so far and people tend to flip out a little when they hear that, like “oh, I could NEVER do that!” But the thing […] The post 2 Hours to Costco (A Photo Essay) appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Jun 08 2015
Smelling Roses, Joy Jumping & Smiles (31- 39 /365 Photo...
doozeedad 365 Photo challenge My happy was back this week – we had friends visit, Moxie’s back in the saddle with horse therapy and flowers are going nuts over here on the Lost Coast. Impossible to not feel inspired. Check it out: 31/365 Photo Story: Moth to a flame. Or in this case, Mack to a […] The post Smelling Roses, Joy Jumping & Smiles (31- 39 /365 Photo Challeng...
Sun, Jun 07 2015
Travel, Friends, and a Small Boy Named Micah
doozeedad We live about 15 minutes from the beach. I’m talking Northern California Beach, which is a breed of beach that is in a class of its own. These are waves to love with caution, these are currents and tides to fear. The ocean up here is a powerful, cold goddess that demands respect. I rarely […] The post Travel, Friends, and a Small Boy Named Micah appeared first o...
Sat, Jun 06 2015
(Down syndrome) Potty Training Diaries
doozeedad (Down syndrome) Potty Training Diaries I suppose you’ve all been there – that place when you look around and scrunch your nose and SWEAR you can smell pee – but can’t place the source and you realize you are at a place in which you feel like your every waking hour revolves peeing and pooping. […] The post (Down syndrome) Potty Training Diaries appeared fir...
Thu, Jun 04 2015
Friends Visit: A Photo Essay
doozeedad The last time we saw this family was in a parking lot in San Cristobel, Chiapas. We had spent a week together in Ocosingo, waiting for their trailer brake drum to arrive. Before that, we camped in the waterfalls in Chiapas together, and even before that, Mahahual. You know where we met them? Where we […] The post Friends Visit: A Photo Essay appeared first on A Li...
Sat, May 30 2015
doozeedad You know those close up looks at open, oozing wounds that people take and post on Facebook? The pictures of their rashes or their kid’s diseases that are virulent, raw, and jump pretty horrifically out of your feed at you? Yeah, well, I hate that crap. That’s right up there on my list of pet […] The post Poison Oak appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Wed, May 27 2015
Burned Bacon and Apple Pie: 26-33/365 Photo Challenge
doozeedad 365 Photo challenge Second week in a row of feeling blah. Okay, not so much of feeling ‘blah’ as just feeling like life is rising up and I’m trying to meet her where she lands and I trip and fall on my face. Lots going on with this particular photo week – introspection from birthdays, […] The post Burned Bacon and Apple Pie: 26-33/365 Photo Challenge appea...
Mon, May 25 2015
The Kentucky Family Who Was “Living Off the Grid”
doozeedad You know what annoys the crap out of me? Posts like that one from Off The Grid News that was was going viral recently about the family in Kentucky who were living off the grid. They had their kids taken away, etc, etc and everyone was freaking out about it, like OH MY GOD! The government is […] The post The Kentucky Family Who Was “Living Off the Grid” appea...
Fri, May 22 2015
All About Mack
doozeedad MacQuinn is steadily becoming Mack. Oh, I suppose he can always be “MacQuinn” if and when he wants, but to be honest, someone called him “MacQuinn” a few weeks ago and I had no idea who they were talking about. He’s Mack. Sometimes Mac-Q. Sometimes Mr. Mac-Q. He’s 2.5. I was all set to write […] The post All About Mack appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Thu, May 21 2015
20-25/365 Photo Challenge
doozeedad 365 Photo challenge I was feeling a little overwhelmed this past week and just really… really struggling to implement some of the changes I’m reading about, capture the images I see in my mind’s eye and live with the life that’s going on around me. You know? If you are up for the 365 Photo Challenge,it’s […] The post 20-25/365 Photo Challenge appeared f...
Sun, May 17 2015
Birthdays Upon Birthdays! Photo Essay
doozeedad It was Micah’s birthday first – then Moxie’s. Mack thought it was his, too! Mikey and I trailed along, so did the chickens. And May Day. And these flowers blooming all over the Lost Coast. And perfect life in a flannel-laced paradise with hummingbirds! The post Birthdays Upon Birthdays! Photo Essay appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, May 15 2015
42 (& The Nature of Fear)
doozeedad I wasn’t going to talk about my actual age anymore. It feels limiting and makes me feel boxed in a bit. Like, you are supposed to be or do x,y.z by the time you are 1,2,3. You are grown up and responsible at given set of numbers and you aren’t supposed to live boldly anymore […] The post 42 (& The Nature of Fear) appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Tue, May 12 2015
doozeedad That’s what it is up here on our hill. It’s kind of surreal to me that I was sick from the anxiety of coming back only a short while ago – did that really happen??!! Was I really so stressed out? But, yeah and yeah. Now that the bulk of the basic work has been […] The post Paradise. appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sat, May 09 2015
Tell Me Why
doozeedad 6 years ago I went to the hospital for an ultrasound. I had recently suffered a second trimester miscarriage and needed to know that the Rainbow Baby that I was carrying was alive. She was. But with fluid separating her skin from her body – a condition called “diffuse fetal hydrops” and with heart holes, […] The post Tell Me Why appeared first on A Little Mo...
Thu, May 07 2015
13-19 of 365 Photo Challenge
doozeedad Great week! 365 Photo challenge For this past week, I was trying to get my ISO fixed. I set the meter on my camera to a fixed 100 and maximum of 8000, and shot primarily in Aperture Priority. Are you in? Hashtag your photos on Instagram #photoswithmeriah to share your photos from this 365 Photo […] The post 13-19 of 365 Photo Challenge appeared first on A Little M...
Tue, May 05 2015
Micah Walks Around the Sun
doozeedad Micah’s class in The Best School Ever has a super-cool ceremony called “The Walk Around the Sun”. Parents help their child write down special events or memories from each year of the child’s life. These are read, year by year, as the child walks around a lit candle. One turn around the candle is one year […] The post Micah Walks Around the Sun appeared fi...
Sat, May 02 2015
9-12 of 365 Photo Challenge: #photoswithmeriah
doozeedad 365 Photo Challenge Trying something different here – Photo Friday on A Little Moxie – a week’s worth of my daily photo challenge, including updates on what I’m reading, goals, and specific techniques I’m working on. Want to join in? Awesome! Tag it #photoswithmeriah on Instagram and leave a link to your own blog post […] The post 9-12 of 365 Photo Chall...
Fri, May 01 2015
What Ikea and Marriage Have in Common
doozeedad Ikea and marriage have a lot in common, don’t they? I mean, you walk into the Ikea showroom and look at all that great-looking stuff, with great-looking prices. It’s easy to imagine how awesome that furniture is going to look in your place, all crisp and new. With fun little Swedish names, to boot! You […] The post What Ikea and Marriage Have in Common appeare...
Thu, Apr 30 2015
9/365: Mack in the Kitchen
doozeedad Photo Story: I was thrilled to have finally completed the Ikea play kitchen (yes! me! I did it all by myself! unreal!) and I wanted a picture with the kitchen in it somehow, to commemorate the feeling. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long – Mack loves that thing like a mouse loves fresh cloth. […] The post 9/365: Mack in the Kitchen appeared first on A Little M...
Tue, Apr 28 2015
Snake in the House, Return to School & Satellite Woes
doozeedad I love this place. You know why? Cuz it’s never, EVER dull. We are way the way out there in our Californian version of the Canadian hinterlands (is “hinterlands” even a word? I just stuck that in there because I liked the sound of it, but I’m not honestly sure). And the thing is, people […] The post Snake in the House, Return to School & Satellite Woes app...
Tue, Apr 28 2015
8/365: Rocket Plant
doozeedad Photo Story: I really wanted to get this plant clearly, with the background blurred and capture the gorgeous light. I struggled with the focus quiet a bit – when I got the camera to focus on the plant by pressing the shutter halfway and focusing, it would lose it and re-shift when I pressed the […] The post 8/365: Rocket Plant appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Apr 27 2015
doozeedad I was right to have been nervous about coming back. I mean, I found a mouse nest in my printer last year, remember? And alligator lizards in the sink and outhouse. I knew what we were coming home to. But what I didn’t count on – at all – was Moxie’s reaction. When we turned […] The post “Me! House!” appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sun, Apr 26 2015
7/365: Moxie Goes to School!
doozeedad Photo Story: Moxie was very excited about joining Micah in school and was running around all morning. It was very hard to pin her down for a photo! I finally got this though; which while not as sharp as what I wanted, still captures the moment of her going back to school on a beautiful […] The post 7/365: Moxie Goes to School! appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sun, Apr 26 2015
6/365: Micah Goes to School
doozeedad Photo Story: Micah had been waiting for the past 5 months to go back to school. I’m talking, almost EVERY DAY in Mexico, we would hear about something related to his school. He loves that small structure with the small fellow-beings in it with his whole entire (huge) heart. So the day finally came in […] The post 6/365: Micah Goes to School appeared first on A L...
Sat, Apr 25 2015
5/365: Tub Time
doozeedad Photo Story: I was focusing on trying to get photos of the kids without their private parts showing! I was also trying to get some more interesting angles which was challenging given that my foot was broken and I was balancing on my left foot while trying to get stable. I was also focusing a […] The post 5/365: Tub Time appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Apr 24 2015
When It’s Hard
doozeedad I’ve learned something about myself in the past month. I’ve learned that while I used to deal with BIG STRESS by falling asleep (by dint of narcolepsy), I now puke. And eat. Not eat-then-puke (that would be bulimia and I’m not bulimic), not puke-then-eat (I don’t know what that’s called). It just puke. And eat. […] The post When It’s Hard appeared firs...
Fri, Apr 24 2015
doozeedad Background: I’m not sure if this photo should be called “oops” or “damn, Mommy caught me”. Actually, the latter is way more accurate. I walked in and Moxie was there, happily dropping all of our freshly-laid eggs (by our very own chickens) onto the floor. I think she liked the crunchy sound it made as […] The post 4/365: Oops appeared first on A Little M...
Thu, Apr 23 2015
doozeedad 3/365: Help! The post 3/365: Help! appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Thu, Apr 16 2015
2/365: Hello Flower
doozeedad The post 2/365: Hello Flower appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Wed, Apr 15 2015
1/365: Coming Home
doozeedad What better time to start a “365” photography project?! So here we go. 1/365. Coming home. The post 1/365: Coming Home appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Tue, Apr 14 2015
Taming the iPhone
doozeedad I had my iphone stolen 5 months ago, in Mexico. The replacement that I received couldn’t be activated in Mexico, so I went without. Now, I’m a person that loved my iphone with a passion. I was tethered whenever, wherever. I’d try to be subtle about it, but I’d be sneaking peaks all.the.time. It drove […] The post Taming the iPhone appeared first on A Littl...
Sun, Apr 12 2015
Preparing for Life Again Off the Grid
doozeedad “Coming home” for us doesn’t mean driving up to an abode, opening the door, flipping on the light and unpacking our stuff before stepping into the shower to wash the travel off. It doesn’t mean peeking in the fridge before we make a list and head off to Safeway to get the ingredients for some spaghetti. […] The post Preparing for Life Again Off the Grid a...
Tue, Apr 07 2015
11 Things That Gave Us Culture Shock, Mexico – US
doozeedad We were traveling around Mexico for 5 months, which in the grand scope of everything, really isn’t a long time. But we still got shocked by some nuggets when we returned to the United States. Here they are: Free, Drinkable Tap Water We adored the little taco stands and street eateries we frequented in Mexico. […] The post 11 Things That Gave Us Culture Shock, Me...
Wed, Apr 01 2015
doozeedad My first picture with my phone!! I had to share that first because – holy cow – 2 weeks without a camera of ANY kind….!! Rainbow Sparkle Farts You know how you have all those layers in rainbow cakes, one upon another and it is layered with frosting and then something on the very, very […] The post Rainbow Farts appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Mar 30 2015
A Big Update!
doozeedad I don’t even know what to say, you guys. So much has happened, you have given me so much and I’m really fricking overwhelmed right now with life, with questions, with gratitude, with love, and with more questions. THANK YOU. For everyone who has contributed to our GoFundMe account, helping us get our stuff back, THANK […] The post A Big Update! appeared first...
Mon, Mar 23 2015
All of Our Stuff Got Stolen
doozeedad We were driving from Guanajuato to Zacatecas when we pulled into a roadside diner for lunch. While we were eating, our truck was broken into and pretty much everything we have of material value was stolen, including my laptop, both of my cameras, the iPad, iPod, iPhone, kindle fire. My laptop getting stolen was the […] The post All of Our Stuff Got Stolen appeared...
Sun, Mar 15 2015
A Day in Moxie’s Life
doozeedad This post is for the A Day in the Life with Down syndrome project. The short term goal of the project is to celebrate World Down syndrome Day (coming up on 3/21) through stories about a typical day in a life lived with Down syndrome. The long term goal of the project is to have […] The post A Day in Moxie’s Life appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Thu, Mar 12 2015
Banditos and Caravans, Part 1
doozeedad There’s this book that everyone seems to use called, Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping: Explore Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize with Your RV or Tent (Traveler’s Guide series) It’s by the Churches, but it hasn’t been updated in 6 years. Plenty of campgrounds they write of have been closed, names changed, new campgrounds opened. But since there […] The po...
Wed, Mar 11 2015
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