Monthly Archives: September 2009

ANGELS AMONGST US – The Hands that ROCK the Cradle

When it was just me, the Sarg and our old soul we were on EASY street. A 2:1 parent/child ratio is a breeze! But, you sort of never really recognize the value of that until it’s gone. “Honey, I think … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the [Mommy] Parade Pass You By

Do you think, in her day, that Charo dropped her own kids off to school in the morning? Stop for a second and imagine what that might look like. (Or are you not old enough to know who Charo is… … Continue reading

Posted in Down syndrome, funny, motherhood, parenting, school | 8 Comments

Down Syndrome Awareness — Waiting to be Insulted?

I’ve been struggling with something for awhile now — 4 1/2 years to be exact –pertaining to the use of labels or descriptors when referring to a person. Specifically, I’m trying to decide whether I’m waiting to be insulted by … Continue reading

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THANKFUL THURSDAY – Overwhelming Moments

Sure, I’ve had a few overwhelming moments this week. Like when the neighbor’s painting and power washing crew blew questionable (read: maybe lead-tainted) paint chips all over my children’s play area and toys yesterday. We all have them (overwhelming moments, … Continue reading

Posted in Down syndrome, illness, lead poisoning, medical coverage, mindfulness, summer, thankfulness, weight loss, Weight Watchers | 5 Comments

Special Exposure Wednesday – My Merry MerMen

The boys favorite bath time fun is to lay down with most of their heads — but especially their ears — underwater, faces protruding and talk to each other fascinated by that muted underwater voice. They finally caught on that … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — DS Character Traits… Or, Are They?

I always found it interesting to hear mothers whisper about how all the less-than-desirable traits their children displayed could be attributed to their husbands while the cute or smart traits were claimed as their own genetic donation. Having children is … Continue reading

Posted in behavioral problems, Down syndrome, genetics, personality | 5 Comments

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

I cannot even imagine the pain and fear that comes with a diagnosis of cancer for one’s child. Now take a moment to consider what the poor children go through. Having identical twins with Down syndrome, this is probably my … Continue reading

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