Nurturing a Special Child »
Autism changed my parenting forever. I learned how to build a "greenhouse" and help my son grow out of his challenges. Today he's out learning from the world, and while he needs me I walk and expand along with him.
A Boy Growing Up »
Atypical in some ways; passionate, creative, joyful, and authentic. My exceptional "child of light" who teaches me freedom as he explores, learns, rests, and expands.
A Creative Life »
Constantly drawn to design and create handmade products to serve my needs, my mind is artistic and analytical. I live to create, transform, and manifest ideas.
Learning Freedom »
Life's ongoing curriculum teaching me how to expand my mind, heart, and power to choose an experience of ease, peace, and love under any circumstance.
The Family »
Family is made by blood, marriage, children, by challenging and soaring experiences, by laughter, depth, love. People connected by heart; places where the soul lingers.
Nourishing Food »
For four years our diet was limited to SCD and a bit of GAPS. Now we include gluten-free grains, cacao, and complex carbs, but we remain sugar and gluten free.
Bringing Him Home »
The story of how I came to bring an extraordinary child to my life and the world, and my experience waiting, nesting, and (not quite) preparing for him.
Young and Childless »
Stories I chose to remember from my past. Perspectives and thoughts that may or not reflect who I am anymore. Much has changed and I wear rosy-colored glasses now.
These pieces first started as a collection of experimental drawings, watercolors, and photos I created and rotated frequently as a creative practice. Back then I was a childless web designer. Now I have other priorities :)
Hi, my name is Maria.
I made this site in 2006 to play with art and writing. Years later it has grown to hold some of my favorite memories and stories. I do it for me, but love it when others tell me they enjoy it.