For a few magical hours Friday night, Jon was a king. For one night, he was in a place where his disability didn’t make him a minority, but instead, raised him up to shine. Friends, you know I have no loyalty to any sports teams or athletes. I choose who I’m rooting for based on … More Shine.

It’s Coming!

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!

Jonny is My Hero

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

Readying for Halloween

We did not celebrate Halloween in the home I grew up in. We did the whole ‘Harvest Celebration’ substitution that certain Christian homes subscribe to. Somewhere during the time when I was already an adult and my younger two brothers were still teens, the word Halloween was allowed to be mentioned. And then, all hell … More Readying for Halloween

Let Me Be Brave

This past weekend the Summer Games for Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) were held at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). The 2016 Special Olympics Cauldron Special Olympics is not only nationwide, but it is also global. Meaning even if you don’t live in Jersey, there are Special Olympics events happening in your neck of … More Let Me Be Brave