Music Monday – Jessse

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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

Soulful Sunday – Building Walls

What I built to insulate me, now incarcerates me.

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

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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

2 Cent Tuesday – Why Do We Give?

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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

Had enough ugliness – I need a “hate free” zone – From the Archives

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 … Continue reading

Music Monday – Everything I Do

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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 … Continue reading

Self-reflection / Sharing Stories – From the Archive

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 … Continue reading

What Constitutes “Support” from Parent Support Groups in a Situation Like This? – From the Archives

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 … Continue reading

Defining, and re-defining Advocate – 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, 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, … Continue reading


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