What it Feels Like to Send My Daughter to School

I never thought it would feel this way. I thought I would cry more. I thought I’d be anxious. I thought I’d reconsider our decision to let her go. Instead, I’m sipping coffee, enjoying the quiet and smiling at the thought of what my youngest daughter, Willow, is up to right now. She’s at kindergarten. … More What it Feels Like to Send My Daughter to School

Enjoying Summer Through The Almond Eyes of My Daughter

I love summer. Unfortunately here in Minnesota, summer can feel short, like a flash of sunshine before the darkness of winter. I’m sure some of you are thinking I forgot about spring and autumn. If that’s the case, I’m guessing you’ve never been to Minnesota before. Here, they both kind of blend into winter. It’s … More Enjoying Summer Through The Almond Eyes of My Daughter

When My Daughter’s Running Away Almost Had Me Walking Away From Others

When I hear the word “elopement,” I like to think of my parents. They ran off and got married on leap year day of 1968. That kind of elopement sounds fun and exciting. Unfortunately the kind I’m dealing with these days is the exact opposite. In fact, it’s the stuff of nightmares, reoccurring ones. My … More When My Daughter’s Running Away Almost Had Me Walking Away From Others

When My Words Run Out

I feel like I’m running out of words. It’s a scary feeling. It’s especially frightening because I feel like the things I’m hearing lately, the headlines I’m reading, demand a response. “Comedian’s Netflix Special Sparks Outrage, Bullying in Down Syndrome Community” “LulaRoe Sides With Top Sales Vendor After He Publicly Mocks People With Disabilities” I … More When My Words Run Out

Why Down syndrome Awareness Month Is More Important Than Ever

October is Down syndrome Awareness Month and as a mother of a child with Ds and also a blogger, I feel like I’ve been failing by not mentioning this yet. A lot of my friends in the Ds community have been great at posting daily facts on Facebook. Others have dolled up their profile pics … More Why Down syndrome Awareness Month Is More Important Than Ever