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 […]Read More Music Monday – Jessse
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 […]Read More Thoroughly Josh Thursday – He is who he is – or wants to be!
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 […]Read More ‘Meeting’ the Needs of a Community – From the Archive
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 […]Read More 2 Cent Tuesday – Why Do We Give?
This was originally posted on 3/28/13 I had to delete one of my Facebook “friends” yesterday. It was an acquaintance from years ago, and I’m sure they won’t even realize I did it. The problem was that this person asked what all the ‘red’ was about. Once they found out, they proceeded to spew hateful […]Read More Had enough ugliness – I need a “hate free” zone – From the Archives
Today’s song makes me cry every time I hear it, but I still LOVE it! It’s a song that was featured in a movie with one of my all-time favorite actors – Kevin Costner, and recorded by one of my favorite singers – Bryan Adams. It reminds me of a failed relationship of my […]Read More Music Monday – Everything I Do
Originally posted 2/6/14 As with any good project or relationship, learning is part of what you trade. If you’re committed and serious about the venture, you share yourself with the people involved and you’re open to new experiences and ways of looking at things, even if it’s uncomfortable. This week I’ve experienced two situations […]Read More Self-reflection / Sharing Stories – From the Archive
This post was originally published 3/25/13 First let me say that I owe a great deal to the local and national parent support groups that I have been affiliated with over the years. I honestly don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for their information and encouragement.When Patti (Saylor, aka Ethan’s Mom) first […]Read More What Constitutes “Support” from Parent Support Groups in a Situation Like This? – From the Archives
This post was originally written for a blog hop to celebrate March 21st 2013 – what we call 321 Day in honor of Trisomy 21. According to YourDictionary.com, the definition of an advocate is: someone who fights for something or someone, especially someone who fights for the rights of others. When my son was born, […]Read More Defining, and re-defining Advocate – From the archives