Monthly Archives: September 2007

Lottery

Patricia Wood has written a first novel with a protagonist who has an IQ of 76. Lottery is the story of Perry, who finds himself in the unusual position of holding the winning ticket to the Washington State Lottery. In … Continue reading

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Read this

Amy DeRogatis from Life According to Emma and Joe has written a stunning and beautiful essay for This I Believe, which is “a public dialogue about belief, one essay at a time” affiliated with NPR (as if I needed one … Continue reading

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More mamas making a difference

Tricia at Unringing the Bell has issued a blogging challenge: she’s going to post each day for the 31 days of October in honor of Down syndomre Awareness Month, and she’s inviting others to join her. She’s calling it, “Get … Continue reading

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Mamas making a difference

The Lovely and Amazing Emily Elizabeth has recently become one of the regular contributors at Disaboom.com, a new site designed by and for people with disabilities. Disaboom.com “is an all encompassing community that meets basic needs, but also educates its … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

My blog is still broken. I don’t know why the comments won’t come to my email address anymore, but they don’t. I’m still working on it, and until I fix it, I’ll continue to contribute to the comments. Thanks for … Continue reading

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The Buddy Walk

This week’s “A Little More” post at ParentDish is up; it’s about the Buddy Walk, and our experience at our walk in Missoula.

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Humble pie

For the past week or so, I’ve been working on the final, copyedited version of my book. All the typos and gramatical errors and style changes are noted in red pencil; it’s my job to go through them and accept … Continue reading

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A new place to inspire your creativity

Melody (whom many of you know from Slurping Life) has launched a new, wonderful blog called Wrapped Emotions. It’s a site she made to inspire and challenge her own creativity, and she’s inviting anyone who’s interested to join her along … Continue reading

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Call for submissions

for a new collection of writing by parents of children with Down syndrome, called Windows into Heaven. Submissions must be less than 2,000 words and the deadline is November 30, 2007. For more information, go here. Thanks to Rebecca for … Continue reading

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Winners!

Thanks for participating in the recent give-aways, and thanks for your patience! I wanted to be sure that everyone who wanted to enter had a chance. So the BOB books (winner picked from a plastic fireman hat by Bennett, the … Continue reading

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Words, words, everywhere!

It’s Thursday again! Bennett has discovered the joy of talking, and for him, “the language explosion” is fully underway. As you might guess, there’s more to the story, which I write about at ParentDish.

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Good things give-away

Bonnie Bruno, writer and photographer, has recently completed an uplifting and hope-filled book, When God Steps In: Stories of Everyday Grace (Standard Publishing, 2007). A story about Avery is included, called “Lesson of the Button,” and for the quote at … Continue reading

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Ripples in the water

One of my favorite things about the Internet is its fluidity–and by that I mean, you can create a post and publish it, then it moves through time and space and reaches other people, who think about what you’ve said … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping after the Buddy Walk

Pushing the little boys around in the cart, Avery sits in the seat near me and Bennett is in the front with the groceries–a gallon of milk, yogurt, cheese. Bannanas, apples, tomatoes. Bread. Both boys are wearing their white T-shirts … Continue reading

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MotherTalk Blog Book Tour: BOB Books

As many of you know, I’m writing this from a fast-food restaurant in a small town in southwest Montana. We’re on vacation, and even when on vacation, the kids still “do school.” It’s one of the advantages of homeschooling…we can … Continue reading

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