Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

All of Who We Are

I have a big project I’ve been working on all year… I don’t know how to sum it up, and there are lots of branches of this work as I research and make things and think and make more things…. Read more…


Before the Diagnosis

The Almost Everything List of what we did to help our boy out before getting the diagnosis. Our son has autism. He’s nine years old, high-functioning, super bright, clever, funny, compassionate and dynamic, but the ASD diagnosis is what connects the dots about Read more…


Waiting on the Girl, and Other Things

So yes it’s been a long month since I’ve posted. My mom has been weary from fibromyalgia, polymyalgia-rheumatica, back pain. On top of that- pneumonia! It’s hard to see her so weary. But she’s getting better. The daughter of one Read more…


Choosing Girl Colors

So I am working on the bedroom for the little girl we want to foster adopt. Hard work? Sorta. I have to sort & organize the entire house because getting her room ready means it has to stop being what Read more…


Exhausted and Happy

I took my son to Disneyland. Just me and him. Free for me (free on your birthday this year) and free for him (under three). Our day at there was to-the-bone exhausting, yet totally worth it. On some rides, I Read more…


And Away We Go

Today begins our 3 day trip to Orange County, just me & this guy. Enn & Daddy had their time in Las Vegas together, visiting family and now it’s our turn to fly away. Here is Zee studying what to Read more…


A Girl Imagined

Today we had our first home study interview. Exhausting! GK says it wasn’t tiring for him, but for me? Definitely. We sat for a two hour interview about the details of who we are, how we do things, how we Read more…


Possibilities of a Girl

It hasn’t yet been 24 hours and we are headed home from our one night away. This is the perfect manner in which to begin what feels like the beginning of our adoption story… even though we might have a Read more…


To Add a Girl

One step in this thing: having an official into our home, to look around, to see if we can do this. Our first home study interview is next week! Really? Will I really have a little girl in my home Read more…


The Lego Milestone

I think one of the milestones that should be marked in the life of a kid is this: the making of the first Lego contraption all by himself. Enn ripped open his little Lego box, poured out all the pieces, Read more…


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