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Uncertain.

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson How many times have I typed uncertainty this week? Too many. Tomorrow is World … Continue reading

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Fear. Love. Disney.

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”- Hunter S. Thompson Last week, the kids and I took a trip to Boca Raton and then a Disney Cruise out of Miami. I showed lots of lovely photos of the fun we had, … Continue reading

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Independent.

There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly? ― Erin Hanson Over the course of the fall, I’ve had one thing … Continue reading

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Welcome.

I was thinking the other day that I’ve been writing in this blog for about ten years. A lot has happened since my first silly post in 2009. A lot. And maybe if anyone new were reading this, I thought … Continue reading

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First grade.

When Mia was a tiny baby, I’d hold her, look into her sleeping face, and wonder who she would become. I had almost no experience with Down syndrome, so those thoughts were very much wrapped up in fear. I once … Continue reading

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Community.

Community. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” Mahatma Gandhi Last night I was lamenting to a friend that I was tired. I’m most definitely an introvert and sometimes being … Continue reading

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Try harder.

I saw it happen again today. The mom of child with special needs says, “But what about me? My child doesn’t fit into your mold.” And the mold maker says, “Try harder,” or worse, “But I’ve seen other children with … Continue reading

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Lists.

Every time January hits, I feel inundated by inspiration. Facebook posts about people feeding the hungry. Instagram posts about people conquering fears and climbing mountains. Blogs about how someone faced their worst nightmare and became a better person because of … Continue reading

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Let them ask.

Mia and Fynn are on their way back to school on Tuesday. Summer flew by. I’m sure you all feel it. Back to school. Back to packing lunches. Back to activities. And back to worrying if Mia will make friends. … Continue reading

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Four paragraphs.

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth My mother passed away on June 19 after a shockingly short battle with Alzheimer’s. I started noticing … Continue reading

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