Monthly Archives: March 2007

I’ve been tagged

by Jen from the blog, I never thought…, to do this: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying. Then tag seven other people to see what … Continue reading

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Lotsa stuff going on…

Barbara Curtis of Mommy Life has posted a call for mother/child photographs. She’s looking for images of mothers and babies/children with Down syndrome to include in a photo montage she’s putting together to celebrate Mother’s Day. For more info, go … Continue reading

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We’re back!

And this is a list of some of what I learned while on our vacation to the Oregon Coast: 1.) On travel trailers, there’s a thingy that attaches the axle, which holds the wheels, to the bottom of the trailer. … Continue reading

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I’m packing raincoats and rubber boots

in case the weather is bad, and kites and plastic buckets and shovels if the weather is good, because we are taking off for a week’s vacation to the Oregon coast. If we’re lucky, we’ll spot the gray whales migrating … Continue reading

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day

and the theme is “Celebrating Diversity”, chosen by Down Syndrome International (DSI), a federation of international organizations and individuals committed to all people with Down syndrome. World Down Syndrome Day events are planned in Singapore, the UK, Israel, France/Europe, Malaysia, … Continue reading

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If you live in NYC or nearby,

“Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz will be signing copies of their new updated edition of COUNT US IN : GROWING UP WITH DOWN SYNDROME on Wednesday March 21 at 7:30 P.M. at the Barnes & Noble store at Broadway and … Continue reading

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Two writing opportunities

There’s a call for submissions here for an upcoming Seal Press anthology, How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel, edited by Sarah Franklin, who is seeking family travel stories of 1,000-3,000 words. Payment is $100 + two books, … Continue reading

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Therapy burnout

When Avery was about two, I noticed a decrease in his enthusiasm for therapies. At first, I chalked it up to the “terrible twos,” though this explanation didn’t seem quite right. Then a few weeks later, something happened that let … Continue reading

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I’m ok!

I suppose every family has one: a child with no fear. At our house, it’s Bennett. He’s brave, he’s bold, he’s the child I bet will cause our next trip to the emergency room. He likes to slide, to climb, … Continue reading

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Carter says,

“This is what I noticed: when Avery hugs you, he pats you on the back. It’s like a bonus. I think we all should do that.”

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The process of turning an idea into a book

Many people have stories inside of them. Here’s a quick outline of how your story might be turned into a book: Begin writing. There are many books for writers, and I won’t list them here. Just do a Google search … Continue reading

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Can someone explain this to me?

It’s a cold, rainy day, which is perfect weather for making cookies (come to think of it, any weather is perfect for making cookies). These are the ones we bake, and while they are cooling, the little boys take naps. … Continue reading

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About Tom

A week ago, newspaper reporter Vince Devlin, and photographer Kurt Wilson, spent the day with my husband Tom. The result is this Sunday’s Territory feature in the Missoulian, “Sharing secrets: Writer reveals the triumphs, disappointments of life’s journey” Thanks to … Continue reading

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Sweet sleep

Every morning Avery wakes early, gets himself out of bed, opens the door to the room he shares with his brothers, scoots down the hall, opens the door to Tom’s and my bedroom, and climbs up into bed between us. … Continue reading

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Last week, the editor of my book emailed to tell me that they were going to have an art department meeting about the book’s cover. She wanted to know if I had any suggestions, or preferences. The book’s title is … Continue reading

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