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    Stephanie Holland

    Stephanie Holland

    Mom, advocate, life-long learner

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Music Monday – Happy in Indianapolis!

I’m still so happy that I was able to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Indianapolis that I thought I’d share my favorite version of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.     If you’d like to read more about my trip, head over to The Road We’ve Shared.

The Road We've Shared

Goin’ to Indy!

Well, today’s the day!  I’ve spent the past three days freaking out.  There’s nothing left but to do it. I had to familiarize myself with the flying rules again.  I used to travel a good deal for my job but it’s been years since I’ve been on a plane.  Yes, I looked up the new … Continue reading

Just for fun Friday

Just for Fun Friday – Happy 4th!

      Josh loves his sunglasses:  The future’s so bright – he’s gotta wear shades!

Baby Josh

Josh is born! (Our beginning)

Welcome Josh! (and the snow) Initially written and posted Januay, 2013.  Re-posted today as part of the #NeverAlone campaign on @Lettercaseorg When Josh was born, I was 20 years old and single.   I was thrilled and prepared (or so I naively thought) for what that meant.   I was also completely ignorant about the path my … Continue reading

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2 Cent Tuesday – What’s Happening in New Jersey?

Have you been following the news out of New Jersey?  I have, partly because I was born there (Camden, to be exact but we didn’t stay long), but mostly because of the possible implications of what’s happening.  We all know that law suits and state legislation can end up setting a precedent that everyone has … Continue reading

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Music Monday – Jessse

I’ve always been a big Carly Simon fan – thanks to my mother.   “You’re So Vain” was a staple around our house, along with “Mockingbird,” “Anticipation,” and of course, “Attitude Dancing.”   But, as I got older and started experiencing my own heart breaks, I found my own favorite:  Jesse     Do you have … Continue reading

What I built to insulate me, now incarcerates me.
Thoroughly Josh Tursday

Thoroughly Josh Thursday – He is who he is – or wants to be!

One of the great things about Josh is that he isn’t afraid to be whoever he wants.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like he’s just unaware of what other people think.   He’s said before – “I can’t wear that out – I’ll look like a dufus.”   Today, when we went to do … Continue reading

‘Meeting’ the Needs of a Community – From the Archive

This blog was originally posted on 3/28/13.    I admit, I was very hopeful when I heard about the now famous meeting between the Ds advocates and the DOJ. My first concern was about whether Ethan’s family would be represented.  Luckily, they were. In the word of the great book, there can be “Nothing About Us … Continue reading

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2 Cent Tuesday – Why Do We Give?

One of this week’s top stories has been about Jeremy Meeks.  If you happened to miss his name, he’s the guy whose dreamy blue eyes convinced women to make his mug shot go viral.  Thousands were so enthralled with his looks that the facts behind his arrest didn’t seem to matter.  While I’ll admit, he’s got … Continue reading

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