Category Archives: Family

Merry Christmas Emily Post

Dear Friends and Family, and complete strangers who read this blog (don’t worry, there’s only one of you, so I’m not too worried about you spreading state secrets about our fascinating little tribe), I’m sorry to inform you that you’ve just stumbled across our family Christmas letter.  I know, I KNOW!!  You’re thinking, “This is …

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Sometimes I think social media is like the question, “If a tree falls in a forest but no one is there to hear it, does it still make noise?”.  In other words I think that sometimes people think you’re not feeling, believing, thinking, or doing a certain something unless you’ve announced it loud and proud …

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The Screen Actors Guild Should Be So Lucky

October is winding down and much of the attention that the disability community is currently putting on Down Syndrome for the purpose of educating and empowering the general public will shift to some other worthy cause that deserves advocacy and systems change. But before the curtain closes entirely, I want to bring out onto the …

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Where’s Chuck Woolery When You Need Him?

“John and Susan Smith you’ve just won a brand new baby!! Come on DOWN!!” A game show announcer excitedly booms from the middle of the stage, “Charlie, tell them what they’ve won!”, the game show host adds. So John and Susan walk excitedly to the stage, carrying a little bundle wrapped in blankets, unsure exactly …

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Celebrating The Extra

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month in the United States and to start it off last week I posted a little something on my FB page. Had I been really tech-saavy, I would have first copied what I had written and then pasted it here on my blog, but alas, you have not stumbled …

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That’s So Aspie!

THAT’S SO ASPIE!!! And from the new hit show, “That’s So Aspie!!”, here’s the latest episode: Hubs just reminded daughter at the dinner table after she asked to be excused that they (he & she) would be in charge of clean-up after dinner, so be available for that. She said, “Again? Why me? Why not …

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Family Redefined

In general I think I do a pretty good job of “blooming where I’m planted”. We’ve had quite the adventurous life so far, and I have no doubt it will continue. We have been blessed (in the truest sense of the word) to meet some of the BEST human beings on the planet, and they …

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It’s hip to be brave

BRAVERY There’s been a lot of talk on social media and the news recently about the word “brave”.  Specifically it’s being used to describe a pro basketball player who’s recently publically stated that he’s gay.  For this he’s been declared “brave”.  Um, not so much.  Before you get your panties in a wad, this is …

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Why God Can’t Be Our Sugar Daddy

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. (Romans 8:28 AMP) One of the many lessons I’ve been learning recently is directly …

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2013 Is Off To A Rousing Start

I feel like the guy in the UPS commercial who’s sitting in an empty, glassed-walled office randomly proclaiming “BUSY!……….I’M BUSY!!” to his fellow office workers walking by. We’re not even three weeks into the new year and I’ve already accomplished quite a lot with little or no effort. The jury’s still out on whether it’s …

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