Sunday, July 30, 2017

3 Years Blogging (Yesterday)

Days have just been flying by lately and I completely overlooked that yesterday was my 3-year-anniversary blogging here!

I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who read, comment, share, etc.  This past year has been a bit of a rough one for me blogging wise, so thank you to everybody for sticking with me.

[Image is: A cake with a number "3" candle in it.]

Three years ago, I remember vividly that a friend and former co-worker shared an article about talking to kids about disability.  It had some good points, but it also - I felt - missed the mark on certain things.  It was written (as most things seemed to be then) by a parent.

I found myself wishing there were someplace I could refer my friend to, where they could find information from someone who actually lived with disability.  I was super aware that, as disabled people, we are not all the same, nor do we all have the same singular opinions, so I called my blog Tonia Says.

It has been a bit of a whirlwind experience honestly.  But mostly, it's been good.  Blogging here has opened me up.  It's allowed me to meet "my people", to feel so much less alone.  It's let me embrace all of who I am for the first time.  

I hope, perhaps, it's done the same for you.

Tomorrow, it's back to the summer series on parenting kids with disabilities, which will go through the end of September.

Thank you guys.  Truly.

If you need me, or want to talk privately, send me an email at  I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Thank you so much for starting this blog...Yes, it's called "Tonia Says" because we are not all the same, and yet I feel as though you speak for so many of us, and I mean that in the best way. Thank you for helping to unite our community, for speaking out and speaking up. For showing us that we are not alone. That our voices matter.

    Never stop writing. You are amazing.

    1. OMG thank you so much. What an amazing comment. What an amazing friend <3 So glad we found each other.

  2. CONGRATS! Please keep writing! Your posts help inform me about our community.