Life Lessons with Baby Sally & Marisol

Just in case you don’t know, let me introduce you to Baby Sally and Marisol. Baby Sally was a Christmas gift to Rachel when she was one. She is a much-loved baby as evidenced by her wear and tear.  She […]

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Celebrating Down Syndrome IS Important!

I love the NDSS Buddy Walk®. Celebrating is an important part of living. I know of no other tool that has opened more doors to celebrating and making people aware of the lives and abilities of individuals with Down syndrome […]

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Reflections of 9/11 from Some Who Were There

Fifteen years ago today most of us don’t remember what we were doing. Sunday is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and we all remember what we were doing then. At the time of 9/11 Sedgwick, my husband’s employer, was under […]

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Inclusion: The Volleyball Manager

We think one of the biggest positives for Rachel in high school has been her role as the volleyball manager. After her first middle school transition to high school meeting, one of the IEP team members from the high school […]

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Inclusion Working: Our Friend Ben

Today, I wanted to share this awesome video featuring our friend Ben.  We met Ben and his mom at our early intervention program, Special Kids and Families. He and Rachel were just a couple of weeks old.  Our families became […]

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Soaring: Rachel’s Junior Year

Dear Rachel, Congratulations today you start your junior year of high school!  I know you are so excited and your daddy and I are excited for you.  It is really hard to believe you are a high school junior. I […]

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Back to School: Communications 101

Yesterday, I said I would run a few older blogs that I hope will be helpful. Home-school communication is one of the top issues for families. I hope this helps. Communication 101 for Educators (Reprinted from April 2014) If you […]

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Start Up Tips for School

Social media and my email are both filled with questions and concerns about the start of the school year. Whether you have a child with Down syndrome or another “special” diagnosis or not, the new school year brings concerns, nervousness, […]

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To Blog or Not to Blog

I started my blog a little more than five years ago. I was under a different blog host and my firs blog was “Great Women of My Life.”  Jonathan had been encouraging me to blog for a good while.  I’ve […]

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Faith Inclusion: Rachel “Unashamed”

Church and faith are important to our family.  Rachel was about two weeks old when she first went to church with us, and she showed up in the nursery at six weeks.  Her first real babysitters were people from our […]

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