jen groeber: mama art

4 kids in 3 years: reflections on motherhood, art and life.

Tag Archives: developmental delay

My Brother and the Silence

I remember it like this. It was the summer of 1980. I was nine. It was six months after the operation, and my father was so weak that my mother … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 49 Comments

I love the word retarded, and it’s a complicated love.

I love the word retarded, and it’s a complicated love. Third-Grade Me: “Blah, blah, blah, my retarded brother.” In my memory time stands still in this very Quentin Tarantino way. … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 31 Comments

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