Sister Spying: On a Date (!!!)

Do you have a sibling? Have you liked every boyfriend/girlfriend they've had? That's where we need to start. Hold that thought. A couple of weeks ago my husband, sons, and I were waiting for a table at our local pizza joint. Scanning the room my eyes stopped at a cute couple in one of the booths. That's when I… Continue reading Sister Spying: On a Date (!!!)


#thisistheface: Ending the stigma of mental illness

It started with the death of Robin Williams yesterday. A shock rolled through social media as we learned of his death. In reaction to the many comments misunderstanding depression I posted this on my private Facebook page this morning:I live with depression. I ride the waves as they come. I can't control them anymore than… Continue reading #thisistheface: Ending the stigma of mental illness


Racing Toward Better Speech: #NDSC14 Presentation

The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) Convention is in full swing in Indianapolis. Those of you attending #NDSC14 have access to my presentation slides through the convention app. If you didn't attend or would like a quick way to download yesterday's presentation I've attached them here: BekinsNDSC2014 While I have permission to use the photos… Continue reading Racing Toward Better Speech: #NDSC14 Presentation

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A day in the life – Sister Texts

A day in my life now usually includes text messages from my sister April, 26 with Down syndrome. This recent exchange highlights our typical interactions, joking, and general interest in each others' lives. April (A), Me (J) - Spelling and grammar kept as written. A: hey sis Lent season It's already started I'm forgiving up… Continue reading A day in the life – Sister Texts