Author Archives: erin

Tired.

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us … Continue reading

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Holland again.

“I have become a world traveler and discovered that it doesn’t matter where you land. What’s more important is what you make of your journey and how you see and enjoy the very special, the very lovely, things that Holland, … Continue reading

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A hot mess.

I just figured, if I’m going to be a mess, I might as well be a hot mess, right?” – Mindy Kaling So usually for Mia’s birthday, I write a post about advocacy and Down syndrome and what I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Let go.

“Let go or be dragged.” – Zen Proverb My fellow horse-back riding friends will understand this completely. That moment when your horse spooks, you fall off, and you’re still holding the reins. You have two choices. You either let go … Continue reading

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To tilt.

“What a pair we make, huh? Both trying to hide who we are, both unable to do so. Your men love you. If I knew nothing else about you, that would be enough. But you also tilt when you should … Continue reading

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Full disclosure.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius There are a lot of things about Down syndrome that aren’t normal. I’m just going to say it. Let’s put that right on the table for a … Continue reading

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Not at all what I thought it would be

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ― Maya Angelou So the big 3-year birthday is just around the corner. I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic lately, thinking about when Mia … Continue reading

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Chapter 6.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ― Anaïs Nin I’m not a naturally courageous person. I’ll tell you what I am. I’m the truest definition of an introvert, and my Myers Briggs test tells me I’m an … Continue reading

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Potty training.

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh The quote above may be a little “on the nose” when discussing potty training, but there you go. So this week we’ve started … Continue reading

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Talking.

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens Talking. At Mia’s last IFSP meeting, the social worker asked if Mia was talking yet. … Continue reading

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