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Be Positive.

October 21, 2018 by Victoria Strong

I am naturally optimistic. I want to see the good. But life is big and sometimes brutal and optimism can quickly fade. What I've realized, however, is we all have a choice. To find a glimmer of hope in the fire. To sort through the muck and hold on to the tiniest gem of joy. To acknowledge...

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Kindness Matters

October 05, 2018 by Victoria Strong

Here’s the thing about grief — when your child dies, grief never ends. It doesn’t mean you are miserable for all eternity but a child will always be missed, longed for, thought about, loved... In many ways grief gets easier — the human spirit is remarkable in how we learn to live with pain,...

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ELEVEN

October 04, 2018 by Victoria Strong

My child is 11 today. My beautiful firstborn babe. While I don’t have a pre-teen by my side, full of sass and hope for the future, I am the mother of an 11-year-old just the same. And she taught me more about life and humanity than I could have ever possibly taught her. She still teaches me.

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WANDERLUST

September 10, 2018 by Victoria Strong

We just spent the last week in Costa Rica - the first international trip we have taken in 12 years. And here we are with babies. A decade later. But it doesn’t feel like starting over. Getting to do what we had always dreamt. I think from the outside it may. It feels significant for our...

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Children’s Books About Disability and Difference to Foster Acceptance and Inclusion

August 14, 2018 by Victoria Strong

One of the most simple ways to normalize difference is exposure. These are some of our favorite books that talk about differences – sometimes with disability in the forefront and sometimes just general differences as a backdrop.

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