Siblings

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 (!!!)

Family, Siblings, Uncategorized

3 Truths for 3/21: Fallacy, Fact, and Photo

[Fallacy: "Focusing on one syndrome [professionally] must be incredibly monotonous." (I've honestly heard this comment) Fact: Au contraire!  More varied than you can imagine, it has been the best experience of my career. Photo: The first person I met with Down syndrome. My sister April Joy, on the day she came home from the hospital, April 1988 Thanks to Meriah Nichol's… Continue reading 3 Truths for 3/21: Fallacy, Fact, and Photo

Family, Uncategorized

Reflections of a daughter for Father’s Day

My father has always been excited about babies. He takes great delight in talking with children. He has that rare, natural ability to really play with children. All of us were born into the world with my father's arms waiting for us. He likes to be the first to "show off" his newest additions. And… Continue reading Reflections of a daughter for Father’s Day

Ages and Stages, Post-Secondary, Uncategorized

Women with Down syndrome are women first

For those in the Tri-State area: If your daughter, sister, or friend is 30 - 44+ and has DS or other developmental disability this women's event is for her! Last year my sister attended the conference for young adult women and the experience was invaluable. Women's health, safety, and well-being is important for ALL women. Please… Continue reading Women with Down syndrome are women first