A Great New Resource! Review and Giveaway! The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome

My friend Mardra asked me to read and review her new book, and for the record, she provided me with a free copy.  In return, I get to offer my readers a chance to win a fantastic Grand Prize package including a copy of the book, The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome, copies of other books … Continue reading

Why The Discussion About #BornThisWay Is As Important As The Show Itself

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

“Although personal interaction is the most effective medium for conveying the personal experience of disability, the mass media can be an effective vehicle for bringing about greater understanding, and a consequent gradual change in public perceptions, of people with disabilities.” – Marilyn Dahl (The Role of the Media in Promoting Images of Disability- Disability as … Continue reading

#BornThisWay – Reactions from Josh’s Mom

#BornThisWay cast

I’ve been waiting for what seems like F-O-R-E-V-E-R to see Born This Way on A&E. I can honestly say it did not disappoint! I started getting goosebumps when I saw cameras following my friend Sean around the NDSC convention in Phoenix. The idea of someone I knew being on network television was surreal. The idea … Continue reading

Dreams, big, small, & gargantuan

USA road trip map

  Every now and then, I get the urge (and the time) to dream. Sometimes it’s a small dream, like, “wouldn’t it be nice to have a huge chocolate sundae?” Sometimes it’s a little bigger and involves finding just the right job or place to live.  Every now and then I allow myself the luxury … Continue reading

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

2 cent Tuesdays on Walkersvillemom

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

New “I Love Someone who has Down Syndrome” T-shirt / fundraiser

I Love Someone who has Down syndrome

     Do you love someone who has Down syndrome?  Let the world know with this new T-shirt from “The Road We’ve Shared.”   You’ll also be helping to spread the word about the new online community for / by parents and caregivers of adults who have Down syndrome.  All funds raised will go toward … Continue reading

An open letter to physicians about health care for adults who have Down syndrome

Dear Doctors, I am the mother of a fairly health son who is twenty-seven years old and has Trisomy 21. He was born when I was twenty-years old and inexperienced.  I had no point of reference about what it felt like to be a mother, much less what Down syndrome meant or entailed.  In my … Continue reading

A to Z Theme Reveal on Walkersvillemomblog

  Drum roll please….. In addition to being World Down Syndrome Day, today is also the day for the big “theme reveal” for the A to Z Blogging Challenge going on next month.   While over on The Road We’ve Shared, we’ll be hosting guest bloggers to talk about different topics, here on Walkersvillemom it’ll be … Continue reading

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