Family History Articles

Louder than words: special needs kids & family history

A college bestie and I had babies the same year. We had always wanted to be groovy hippie mamas together!  You probably already know that I am NOT the chill earth mother I had imagined. When my kid came 16 weeks early, I had already shifted into overdrive, with a...

Preemie on stage: Amanda Gorman

Like so many who heard her, I was blown away by Amanda Gorman. And the next morning she. was. everywhere. And I'm thrilled for her--and us!  In my own kid-related corners of the interwebs, I read “Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, has speech and auditory processing...

Family history is also traumatic births, special needs, and granular milestones

"You were going clink clink clink, and I was going push push push!" That's how I laughingly describe New Year's Eve 2006, and it is true! And it is the very tip of the ice berg -- because she was full term. Our first child stayed behind in the Neonatal Intensive Care...

Structural Racism in Archives

Structural racism in American history – a series of actions over 300 years – has resulted in a lack of minority stories in the archives. We can change that!