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31 for 21: Having a sister can be a real pain

Re-blogging an old post on having a sister with DS. I’m also linking a brief article by Brian Skotko and Sue Levine on siblings as advocates. I welcome questions about what it’s like to have 3 siblings with DS.

PS For the time being I am April’s Facebook friend. I expect this to last, at most, another 6-9 months.

Talk - Down Syndrome

I’d always wanted a sister, so when April arrived on the scene I was ecstatic. In fact, I actually named her – April Joy – because I was so happy. I visited her in the hospital after she was born and was told she had Down syndrome. And guess what? I think it’s made me love her more (if that’s possible).

Do we get along all the time? NO! She’s my sister. I don’t know everything going on in her life because I am “Miss Pain In the Butt” or referred to as “Your annoying daughter” when I call for my mom. Why? Maybe because I give unsolicited dating advice although I haven’t been on the dating scene in 10+ years. Or I bug her to eat less and work out more. Or I tell her to stop posting so many things about Twilight on her darn Facebook page. And I’m nosey. I’m very…

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Coffee Reflections: Society and Syndrome

I read a lot. At work, at home, for work, for pleasure...all the time. One of my favorite times of the week is Saturday morning. Morning coffee in hand I check Facebook, read new updates on the blogs I follow, and relax. I really enjoy reading blogs on how events changed someone's perspective on life… Continue reading Coffee Reflections: Society and Syndrome