I realize my blogging the past few weeks has been spotty, at best. In fact, this is my first post this month. Yikes. I wish I could give a solid reason why, but ultimately it’s a matter of searching. Searching for what I want to devote the majority of my time and energy to and … More World Down Syndrome Day, 2018
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.
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!
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
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
Just in case you’re wondering when I’ll finally admit to reaching that ugly age involving a three and a zero*, the answer is…never. *And the first person to point out that that is no longer my age gets indefinitely shunned. Spending last birthday with Paula Deen Tomorrow is my birthday. Despite the unreasonable aversion that … More The 6th Anniversary of my 25th
Though I’ve mentioned the National Aquarium before, along with Hubby’s love of sea creatures, I realized I have never really, really posted here about the National Aquarium*. While New Jersey does have a phenomenal aquarium, the reason I think we enjoy the National Aquarium has as much to do with what is inside the aquarium … More National Aquarium…Jon style
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
Sometimes post worthy things don’t make it here. Times passes, life goes on, other exciting posts come up, and the unfortunate rejects simply float into the past. Still I hang on to them, planning to use them on a day I simply can’t summon a blog topic, which happens more often than I would like … More The Ones I Left Behind