Elissa Einhorn began her writing career in a 4th-floor walk-up apartment in the Bronx, New York at the age of 8. She earned a Master’s degree in Communications/Journalism 20 years later. A recovering employee for others, she is now a freelance writer. Still, her most treasured role is that of Ima (mom) to twin daughters who she is (finally) happy to count among her friends.
Like most every kid who has siblings, I had a contentious relationship with my oldest brother. We are six years apart, which, during childhood, is a huge gulf.
My brother, let’s call him…“Bob,” became the black sheep of our Jewish blue collar family by the time he was 3. Through no fault of his own, this poor little boy got blamed for everything, so it’s no surprise that he saw a psychiatrist before he saw a kindergarten teacher. It’s also no surprise that he became an offender… >> Read More
Being the parent of a child with a disability can be lonely. Being the single parent of a child with a rare disability that is estimated to affect a mere 1% of the population can feel like being…sentenced to solitary confinement. Beginning in toddlerhood, my daughter, Kate, embarked on a lifetime of being poked and prodded, assessed and reassessed, and being escorted to multiple therapy appointments to address both a body and mind that were out of sync with everyone else. I felt helpless, like a failure, and utterly alone. Still, my… >> Read More