Early Morning Anchor

Early Morning Anchor

You’re tall enough for me to lean on as the morning light slips through the living room window. We are sitting now, but it won’t be long before we can stand shoulder to shoulder too. I think about the day we brought you home, over eleven years ago. You were…

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Swamp Creek Park-learning close to home

Swamp Creek Park-learning close to home

Spring is here and we are finally getting out and enjoying some of our favorite local parks.  One of our go to places is a small park just a few minutes from our house.  It appeals to us, in part, because there is a paved walkway (8/10 mile).  It is…

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Earth Day at the Creek

Earth Day at the Creek

It was Earth Day and I planned to take the kids to the creek after school.  But it started to rain. It was suppose to rain all night.  But the sun came out after dinner. It was later than I wanted to head out.  But I went anyway. We only…

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My Kids Have Two Moms-My Messy Beautiful

My Kids Have Two Moms-My Messy Beautiful

  This essay and I are part of the Messy, Beautiful Warrior Project — To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE! And to learn about the New York Times Bestselling Memoir Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life, just released in paperback, CLICK HERE!  …

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World Down Syndrome Day March 21st (3/21)

World Down Syndrome Day March 21st (3/21)

March 21st is a holiday in our family.  We celebrate it every year.  The kids have special 3/21 shirts.  We eat out with friends.  We celebrate at school.  We celebrate online.   It’s kind of a big deal. If someone had told me nine years ago, that we would celebrate this…

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Too many sad stories

Too many sad stories

My God, sometimes life sucks.  People suffer.  They get sick.  They die.  Children die.  Some beautiful families survive only in photos after tragedy rips one member from their Kodak moments forever.  And sometimes it is too much.  Sometimes I am consumed by thoughts of others’ suffering.  Sometimes I am consumed…

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“We’ll always be together in the black and white photo.”

“We’ll always be together in the black and white photo.”

  “Picture you and me in a cabin by the sea… What the photograph don’t show, is where we’re headed tomorrow.  Even when we have to go, we’ll always be together in the black and white photo.” I fell in love with this song, Cabin by the Sea,  just before…

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My Gram’s snowflake earrings

My Gram’s snowflake earrings

“I love Christmas Eve!  I love the music and the food and I love that Gram wears her festive snowflake earrings!”  I can’t remember how old I was when I said this.  Maybe a pre teen, maybe a young teenager.  I know it was a long time ago.  I know…

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The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain, and Power of Female Friendship

The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain, and Power of Female Friendship

I have spent my life surrounded by women.  Sisters and cousins and aunts.  Women who love me unconditionally.  Who call me out on my craziness.  Who make me laugh until it hurts.  Who hate when I cry.  Who listen to my anxiety ridden ramblings, sometimes for hours.  Women who are…

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New York State of MInd

New York State of MInd

Nothing opens the mind like travel.  Exploring new places, learning the stories of new people, using skills we do not exercise in our “real” lives; these things require an open mind.  Our minds work harder when we travel.  We are challenged and educated and inspired. I found this to be…

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