I Am Unique Because…

September 27, 2011 My friend Dr. Brian Skotko has been a leader in conducting research on individuals with Down syndrome. While he is probably best known for his work on sibling issues (he has a sister with Down syndrome), he […]

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Doing Life with This Extra Little Chromosome

September 23, 2011 This week has been a good week for our family. It has been a good week for our girl with the extra chromosome.  She made 100 on her first social studies chapter test. It was over Mesopotamia, […]

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Swiss Sausage Pie: A 4-H Dairy Recipe Winner

September 20, 2011 Fall reminds me of lots of things and one of my best fall memories is my years as a 4-H youth and as an Extension 4-H agent.  I say that most of what I know how to […]

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Rachel & the Middle School Update

September 15, 2011 Yesterday was progress report day for middle school. Rachel walked through the cross walk with a friend on each side and they were all three laughing and smiling. She smiled even bigger when she saw me waiting […]

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The R-Word: What Would You Do?

September 13, 2011 Yesterday the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South posted a link to the National Catholic Registry and a story called “She Called Them Retards” by Pat Archbold. You can click on the link to read […]

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Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

September 9, 2011 In October 2000, we made our first trip to New York City. Rachel was 16 months old and I was almost 40. Didn’t take her as long to get to NYC as it did me!  It was […]

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The iPad vs the Index Card Lady

September 7, 2011 Jawanda has let me guest post today because I am her personal technology assistant. I have had several people ask me about buying their child an iPad vs. a notebook or other device. After a great deal […]

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Labor Day Wild Rice and Sausage Casserole

September 5, 2011 Happy Labor Day!  No fast pitch softball but a ton of college football this weekend and the arrival of some fall like weather in this part of Kansas. Makes you want to shout, “This is the day […]

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Labor Day Memories

September 3, 2011 When I was growing up college football didn’t usually start until after Labor Day weekend. Labor Day was truly the end of summer for us and the last fast pitch softball tournament of the summer.  My family […]

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Football – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

August 30, 2011   Fall is in the air and I love it!  I love many things about fall. Some of my loves are lifelong – such as college football and others have been added along the way like the […]

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