Holy Cow! My Baby Girl is TWELVE!

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I wish I could keep myself from saying it, but I can’t. Where has the time gone? From that tiny wisp of a thing roughly the size of a beanie baby… … to the big blue eyes and almost no baby fat… … to the preschooler who found a workaround for walking … … to […]

Sun-Beams: December 28, 2014

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Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Eleven, With Down Syndrome, and Still a Santa-Loving Little Girl. Maybe. – A sweet […]

Seven Snippets: Four Christmases Edition

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You’ve seen the movie, right? It’s not one of the best – not by a long shot! – but it is the most … ahem … relatable for Mr. Andi and me, because we’ve lived it.  Instead of visiting four families in one day, however, we’re having all four families visit us over a span […]

2014: The Year of Sarah Kate

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I’ve been blogging in my little corner of the interwebs for almost five years – unbelievable! What started as an outlet has grown into something I never could have envisioned when I signed up for that first Blogger account so long ago. It’s become a tradition for me to provide a recap of each year’s […]

Sun-Beams: December 21, 2014

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Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. New Target Ad Features Adorable Toddler with Down Syndrome – When is Nathan going […]

Rudolph, the Reluctant Reindeer

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Last week, the para at Nathan’s preschool hinted broadly that I needed to bring my camera to the preschool Christmas program because Nathan had a key part. I was … concerned. We’re talking public preschool here – neither private nor parochial – so that pretty much meant no Jesus, and the primary secular Christmas character is […]

Why We’re Not Doing Santa Anymore

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Mr. Andi and I have decided: it’s time for Santa to go. After nearly twelve years as parents, with one four-year-old and one preteen, you’d think we would have made this decision a lot sooner – or at least that we would feel some pressure to keep the ruse going for a few more years. […]