As part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I’ll be posting a series, “Trick or Treat” throughout October to expose some myths about Down syndrome. I hope that you’ll find it helpful and informative. Myth: People with Down syndrome are always happy. I can assure you that this widely-held myth is absolutely not true. I even […]
Sesame Street debuted its 42nd season last Monday, and Nathan and I were ready. To read more about my love for Sesame Street (passed down to both of my children), check out my post, Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and many of us who have loved ones with Trisomy 21 will be donning our sneakers to join a local Buddy Walk. The bloggers among us are also taking part in a 31-day challenge: to blog every day during the month of October in an effort to raise awareness […]
A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, by Amy Julia Becker, arrived on my doorstep late last week ~Happy Dance!~ I’m so appreciative of Bethany House and Mrs. Becker for offering to let me review the book. Below you’ll find my take on it, as well as details on […]
Before you watch, note that we have not encouraged this behavior at all. As my friend Jen said, apparently some people are just born to boogie.
Do you watch Antiques Roadshow? It’s one of the few TV shows that Mr. Andi and I both enjoy. In particular, I love the stories of people who found an old painting/sculpture/lamp/whatever at a flea market or covered in dust in an antique shop, took one look at it and realized they’d found something special. […]
If you’ve been following my 365 project this year or saw this week’s Sun-Beams, then you know that Nathan made big progress last week. But you don’t know the backstory. Cindy, the physical therapist who sees Nathan through Early Intervention, showed up on Tuesday. She was last here four weeks ago and enthusiastically asked, “So, […]
There’s an uneasy friendship (frenemy-ship?) brewing between the two youngest members of our household: our four year old West Highland White Terror Terrier, Daisy, and our seventeen month old Gulf Coast Boy Wonder, Nathan. Both are cute. Both are playful. Both love walks with me down by the bay. Both are loads of fun. Both […]
This post is the second of a two-part series. Part 1, The Battle We’re Losing was published on Thursday. Two weeks ago, I got to see a glimpse into Nathan’s future. As we were arriving at swim practice one morning, I spotted a young girl leaving that I’d never seen before. I wanted to speak […]