Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

Joy of the Month Club, 2014

My second traditional end-of-the-year post is a look back at blessings.  Being an Eeyore, an INFJ, a glass-half-empty kind of personality, I need to do this.  Purposefully looking back at my blessings helps me not just to remember them, but … Continue reading

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Fitbit Update: March!

And,  just like that, tomorrow it will be April.  I can hardly believe it!  March went quickly and was extremely diverse–temperatures jumped around between the teens and the high seventies and conditions varied between snow, fog, ice, rain, sleet, sunshine, … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2013

When I was a little girl “________ of the month” clubs were popular presents that adults often gave to other adults.  It was billed as “the gift that keeps on giving.” There were flower-, fruit-, dessert- and, of course, book-of-the-month … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Thanks

And so we come to the very last day of November.  I have had the annoying feeling that I was lagging behind for the last few months; catching up is just not something that seems to be in my immediate … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today…

Oh the difference a year makes!  A year ago today I made a hat for our newborn granddaughter, Blythe.  She was one week old, weighed a bit more than four pounds and was in the NICU trying to learn to … Continue reading

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Inspiration

When I get to this point in the school year I always feel like I am fading.  Most of the year I can motor through the week pretty well, though I might find myself worn out by Thursday evening.  By … Continue reading

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Heroes

Last week in my eleventh grade history class we talked about art in the latter half of the nineteenth century.  After the invention of photography, some wondered if the visual arts would survive.  Now that it was possible to capture … Continue reading

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3/21 Our Day

What a great day this was!  Our family’s first World Down Syndrome Day was a joy and a success.  I put on my socks: My family put on their socks: And we went off to school on this lovely, though … Continue reading

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Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say…

Last fall during the campaign season a controversy arose that hit us, a  family new to Down syndrome, right between the eyes.  The wallop shocked me, woke me up, and made me think.  I’m talking, of course, about the controversy … Continue reading

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Awareness and Celebration

Blythe is currently sporting a helmet to help her head shape.  Lots of babies these days are receiving this therapy because they spend more time sleeping on their backs. Back in the day, we put babies to sleep on their … Continue reading

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