Monthly Archives: October 2008

Write with me!

One thing that being a parent has shown me, especially being Avery’s mom, is that often, what I need to do most, what I need to get much better at, is letting go of the way I think things should … Continue reading

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Free Road Map!

If you’ve been wishing you could read my book Road Map to Holland, but haven’t had the chance, it might be your lucky day!  Sunflower Mom of Sunflower Stories has a copy to share in her first ever blog give-away.

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Another book to share!

Stacy and Michelle Tetschner have put together a collection of writing by parents and grandparents about the love and joy children with Down syndrome bring to our lives.  Windows Into Heaven–Stories Celebrating Down Syndrome is just that:  30 personal family recollections … Continue reading

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A conversation

Me:  You know what’s beautiful to me? Bennett:  What? Me:  You! Bennett:  You know what’s beautiful to me? Me:  What? Bennett:  Me! *** And later… Bennett:  You know what’s beautiful to me? Me:  What? Bennett:  You.

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Week 5 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month

As a way of celebrating life with our kids with Down syndrome, each week I’ve been sharing my well-loved books and resources. I’ve saved the best for last: I’d love to give one special mom a beautiful Down Syndrome Awareness … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Symposium

If you live near Denver, or are willing to travel, this looks like an excellent opportunity to learn more Down syndrome and speech development. The syposium is Nov. 7-8, Invesco Field at Mile High West Club Lounge.

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Flotsam and jetsam, or…

in other words, this: you know how, if you go into any house where there’s a toddler, you’ll always find a wicker laundry basket placed discretely behind the couch, or beneath a window, or even left right out in the open; … Continue reading

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Week 4 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month

In honor of this month celebrating our kids, I’m sharing my good stuff! This week, I’d love to give away a copy of a new DVD that I first learned about in Boston at the NDSC convention, called Alphabeats. It’s … Continue reading

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Beautiful, beautiful boy…

Go here for an inspiring look at one family’s first 2 years with Down syndrome. Happy Birthday, Lucas!

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Week 3 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month

As a way of celebrating life with our kids this month, I’d love to share one of my family’s favorite resources–Joan Guthrie Medlen’s book, The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook–A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles. The title is deceptive, because really, it’s a … Continue reading

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The sometimes strange synchronicity of life

Like most of my stories lately, this one is long and a little bit rambling. It involves fall and homeschool and books and reading and even, apples. So here we go: A few days ago Bennett asked me where apples … Continue reading

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It’s Buddy Walk Time!

Thousands of people are walking together this month to raise awareness, build community, and provide support to children and families living with Down syndrome. To find a Buddy Walk near you, go here. And if you can’t make it to … Continue reading

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Week 2 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is a time to celebrate life with Down syndrome, and each week I’m sharing some of my favorite books and resources. This time, it’s a two-fer…I’d love to find a good home for Expecting Adam: A True Story of … Continue reading

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A new online resource

Flourish Network is a brand-new online community for parents of kids with special needs. It’s free, and if you sign up this month, you can win one of 10 signed copies of Road Map to Holand. I especially like the … Continue reading

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Happy October!

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which is a wonderful time to show off our children and to celebrate life with Down syndrome (well, okay, I pretty much do that EVERY month, but in October it’s official…). For my part, … Continue reading

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