May is a pretty great month, if you ask me. It’s when spring really starts to take action, Memorial Day comes along right about when I start to wonder why we haven’t yet had a barbecue, and Hubby’s birthday is at the same time, give or take a day. But this past weekend was an … More The Force is with Me
If ever there were a holiday I defined as over commercialized, it would be Valentine’s Day. Men are forced into overspending for roses and chocolates. Restaurant reservations must be made weeks in advance. Attempts are made at the perfect words to say I Love You in overpriced Hallmark cards. However, in complete truth, more recently, I haven’t … More Give Love.
I haven’t posted about what I’m currently reading since February….2017.* And unfortunately, if you’re hoping for an update, that isn’t what I’m giving today.** *Shameful, I know. **However, now that I’ve noticed this absence, and certainly am not currently still reading the books from last year’s post, I will right this wrong promptly. I read … More Be Fierce.
“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are … More Happy 4th of July!
Reflecting on our recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial, my brain couldn’t wrap itself around the unfairness of the deaths of those in the planes and the towers. They didn’t deserve such an end. It’s one of those things human emotion cannot grasp: why people do bad things and why innocent people must die because … More Never Forget
If you’ve been following all the build up for this day, then you know I’ve chosen today to share, for the first time ever, a chapter from my book. What started as a sibling guidebook turned into a realistic fiction novel* about a young man with Down syndrome’s transition into adulthood and the experiences his … More World Down Syndrome Day, 2017
Friends, World Down Syndrome Day is coming! Usually, I post about WDSD only once…on the actual date: 3.21 I have something extra special planned, something I’m so so so excited to share with you, which is part of the reason I’m starting the discussion early.* *The end of this post reminds you of the second reason … More It’s Coming!
This is a park we stumbled upon in Boston: Blink and you would have missed it. I actually wasn’t totally convinced it was a park until I saw this sign: “Park Closes at Dusk” Even then I laughed to myself at the absurdity of such a small park. It reminded me of the episode of … More Life Put into Perspective
One of my favorite days in the year is soon approaching: World Down Syndrome Day! This is the day we come together to raise awareness globally and to support the rights, well-being, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. I’ve shared before what this day and Down syndrome mean in my life, but now I have … More Jonny is My Hero
Nope, this isn’t a clever title meant to relate the hiccups to some mind blowing life lesson. It is, however, a post that will eliminate aggravation, free your mind, and change your life.* *Which is pretty much the same as a mind blowing life lesson because, let’s be real, the hiccups are brutal. We’ve all … More How to Cure Hiccups