Road Map to Holland

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Road Map to Holland is my book.

I began writing it when the twins, Avery and Bennett, were about 2. It felt as if I’d come through something, then, an experience that certainly wasn’t what I’d expected. I wanted to remember it, just as it felt at the time: and I wanted to cut a path through the woods. Leave a little trail of breadcrumbs behind me, for anyone else who found themselves a bit lost, too.

(Here’s a story about the cover. Here’s a video. Here’s the website.)

When Road Map to Holland came out, a remarkable thing happened. People began reading it! I know, I probably should have anticipated this fact of publication. But for so long the story had been in my heart, then in my head, then words on a computer screen…I think I almost forgot where it all was going.

And this is what readers are saying:

Down Syndrome New Mama

Road Map to Holland–Barbara Curtis’s Review

Mosaic Moments

Prince Vince Meets the World

Literary Mama



The Daily Bitch

Big Blueberry Eyes

The Practical Vampire Slayer

Life As Lou

Actual Unretouched Photo

Pocket Lint

I Won’t Fear Love

Barriers, Bridges and Books

What Was I Reviewing?

Archie’s Room

Blessed Chaos

Gaijin Mama

Dream Big

3-Ring Circus

Making Things Up

Ella Grace with the Pretty Face

This Mom

Eclectic Recovery

Raising Joey

From here to there and back

Stone Soup

Gift of Green

Clueless in Carolina


Compost Happens

Apostrophe Suz

Banana Migraine

Adventures in Down Syndrome

Ethan and Lauren

Mothering by the Seat of My Pants

So a Blonde Walks Into a Review

Loving Sophia

and some other stuff

The Wonder Wheel

The Zoromski Chronicles

2 Pirates and a Princess

Megan’s Got 47

The Flege Farm

Kwisteena’s Kwaziness

Chanelle and Tristan

Maternal Instincts…Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Slurping Life


A is for Aiden

Not That You Asked


Mother Words: Mothers Who Write

Following Elias book of the month

Rhett’s Journey

The New Atlantis



Emma Sage

My Party of 6

Our Crazy Life

BEYOND Understanding

Root & Sprout

Everything Happens for a Reason

Sonya S. Feher

Tommy Update


Mom Talk Radio

Camp Homeschool

Charlie’s World


5 Minutes for Mom

Dr. Brenda MD Medblog

Wintertree Design Blog

The adventures of leelo and his potty-mouthed mama

Ever forward, Maya


Catholic Media Review

Cause of our Joy

Lovely and Amazing

Connie Wenk News Blog

Finnian’s Journey

Lola’s Verrückte Welt

Remains of the Day

Catholic Online


Sarah London

Sunflower Stories


The Mom Crowd

Keeping Up with Down Syndrome NSW

Nathan, Our gift from God

Blessings and Glory

The More the Murrayer Special Needs Children

The Amicks

Mosaic Moments

Lively Times

Spilling Crumbs

3 Responses to Road Map to Holland

  1. Lisa Bentley says:

    I so love your work and you have been a blessing to myself and so many others without knowledge of this. I too am a parent of a 6 year old little girl with down syndrome…my precious Gracie. I am in the process of writing a book on my experiences and my own trip to Holland. I would love to get some insight into this process of publishing if possible. My email is Thank you for any assistance you may give.

    Lisa Bentley

  2. jennifergg says:

    Oh, Lisa. I will write you directly. Thank you for this email, and for your courage in sharing your story. I wish you all the best.


  3. April says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    I, too, am in the process of writing a book about my experience with my son with DS. Like Lisa, I’d like some information, possibly some advice on how to approach this. For six months, I’ve held in a lot of emotion, and I feel as though it needs to be released now, and shared. I’d prefer not to make my email public, but if you can’t see my email from the details to leave this comment, please let me know. Thanks.

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