Monthly Archives: September 2010

31 For 21 Challenge: Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Grab This Button We all have a unique journey in life.  Come, spend the next 31 days reading about my experience raising identical twin boys who were blessed with an extra 21st chromosome and who bless our family daily with … Continue reading

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First, thank you all for your response regarding our potty-training methodology.  I’ll be writing up a detailed synopsis of our imperfect but triumphant experience to share with you all, as requested.  In the meantime, keep up the pressure if you’re in … Continue reading

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Potty TrainED (as in past tense)

We are SOOOOO there!  Potty Trained (except for #2 which they ONLY do 1x/day at home)! The timed interval method using a gymboss worked wonders for The Boys!  Want to know more?  Let me know if you’re interested via a … Continue reading

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Peace — September 11th and Turning the Other Cheek

I wanted to write something poignant today, on this, the 9 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City’s Twin Towers, Washington DC’s Pentagon and, lest we forget, those who perished in the Pennsylvania plane crash on September 11, … Continue reading

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First Day of Kindergarten

You know when you get those glimpses of who your young children might be when they’re teenagers?  Well, I had just that experience on The Boys first day of Kindergarten.  My attempts at getting a decent shot of my backpack-laden little … Continue reading

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Special Exposure Wednesday ON SATURDAY

All aboard at The Mystic Seaport.  A great place to spend a few days learning about Early American seaport life. My kids — who especially loved the tremendous Charles W. Morgan whaling ship… the only wooden whaling ship left in … Continue reading

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