Down Syndrome Blessings

It’s the last day of 2013. I had planned a different blog for the day, but my heart is consumed with one little girl named Arabella. Perhaps you read my blog about her awhile back? If not, here is http://www.thesassysoutherngal.com/prayers-for-baby-bella/.  […]

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Rachel Reviews “Saving Mr. Banks”

Last year Rachel I posted Rachel’s review of Les Miserables.  She and I both love Mary Poppins. Me even more than her I suppose.  She especially likes the stage version. After all, it was her first live Broadway show in […]

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Grown Up Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas!  I have an extensive list of Grown Up Christmas wishes. One is that the ABLE Act of 2013 will make it to the floor and get passed!  I’m thinking just in time for Buddy Walk on Washington in […]

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Christmas Eve ~ Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Pie

Jonathan, Rachel and I have our own little Christmas traditions. One is our Christmas Eve.  We always go to church together.  Our current church offers three services beginning at 4:00 pm and that’s the one we will go to. We […]

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Ideas for Reaching Those Doctors, Senators and Teachers and More

Positive public awareness and advocacy are intertwined. It is an ongoing process and it’s not just about getting a bill to the house floor.  It is about being alert to opportunities and understanding the need to promote 24/7.  It can […]

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Communication Woes

Last night my husband and I were watching Parenthood. We are several weeks behind. We really like this show. One reason is we think they do a fairly good job of portraying Max and the challenges of Asperger’s and managing […]

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1 Inexpensive, Clever & Sassy Holiday Gift Idea for Teachers

If you are like me and want to recognize the people in your child’s life at the holidays, you are always looking for someone clever and inexpensive. If you are like me and have a child with special needs, you […]

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Changing Perceptions – One Middle School Play at a Time

Rachel just finished her 14th stage production. She was a missionary in Guys & Dolls at her middle school. This is her last year of middle school and her first time to audition for and be cast in a school […]

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Three Tips on Self-Talk

“Rachel, you need to study your social studies vocabulary and take a shower.” “Remember you need to wash your hair really good.”  “Mommy loves you and is just trying to help.”  This is a real life back and forth conversation […]

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