Monthly Archives: January 2011

Knee Deep In It!

(Sorry, no picture…. this is a family website!) By the title, you might think I’m talking about the snow… But I’m not, UNFORTUNATELY.  What then?  I could say I’m up to my elbows in it.  THAT might be closer to … Continue reading

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After my unpleasant experience at Trader Joe’s a few months ago, I’m a bit sensitive to my children’s behavior in public places.  Given folks have greater expectations of my boys who happen to have Down syndrome (they have to behave … Continue reading

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The Tooth Fairy Is NOT on His Way to Our House

Children with Down syndrome grow their first set of teeth willy-nilly.  That is, they don’t come in on time or in any particular prescribed order.  So when The Boys finally started growing their first tooth(s), or teeth, our Pediatrician said, … Continue reading

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>Moved to

> Cold and lonely over here?  We’re having a grand old time over at WordPress!  And, until I get all the links to this site moved over (slow going), I’m going to continue to post my moved-to-wordpress message here.  If … Continue reading

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How Down Syndrome Came to Grace My Life: 12 Hours of Reckoning

Part II:  The saga continues! (In case you missed it, read Part I of this series “A Second Child and Then Some” here!) After all the terrible diagnoses that feel like but haven’t yet been dismissed as misses, I am … Continue reading

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How Down Syndrome Came to Grace My Life: A Second Child and Then Some

(Part I Repost in preparation for Part II and III that I wrote but hadn’t posted.) THIS story, the one I’m about to share, chronicles the wave of emotions I FELT about the miraculous little babies that came to grace my life forever … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Wish

I wish you all good things…. the serenity of personal peace.  An abundance of love.  The company of close friends and family.  The warmth and comfort of a safe home.  And a Happy and Healthy 2011…  That’s just for starters! xo … Continue reading

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