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Help with #*?# Math…

Help with #*?# Math…

Wow, what a way to come home…  I was at a school meeting last night for Dev’s younger brother.  He just started 6th grade Band, so I had to go the the introduction meeting.  I left Dev and her brother home with dinner and a schedule.  Dad was still at the office, but hopefully home […]

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Denver! Part one the Round Table

Denver!  Part one the Round Table

“WoW” is still where I am about the convention and it has been a week. We have never been to the National Down Syndrome Congress convention before.  We have chugged along in our own world and I think we have done pretty well.  Dev knows she has DS, but we don’t really ever talk about […]

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Devon’s Vietnam

Devon’s Vietnam

Here are Dev’s thoughts about Vietnam in her own words.  I did add a few punctuation marks this time and lead her a bit with the ideas, but the rest is all Dev!  She had to do a power point for school too Hi I’m Devon. I would like to share my story about my […]

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Vietnam

Vietnam

Wow it is hard to believe, we will be in Vietnam in less than a week. We will be having some fun, teaching some medical stuff and some conversational English.  We will also be leading by example when it comes to INCLUSION and ACCEPTANCE. The new story about the teen with DS that made the […]

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A Mom’s Oversight, True Inclusion???

A Mom’s Oversight, True Inclusion???

So, I’m working on another post that has been swimming in my head, but just has not fully formed yet about the Nature vs. Nurture aspect of parenting. Then last night happened… I was not prepared, so I do not have any great pictures, but I will have the memories. As so many of us […]

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KING 5 Interview! So Exciting!

KING 5 Interview!  So Exciting!

Tell me what you think!

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Thankfulness

Thankfulness

Thanksgiving here was not our typical holiday. We still spent a lot of time enjoying food, thinking of family and friends and watching football, but Sean and Dev also had a new experience: Being on TV! Why?  Mainly to keep working on getting the message out there that the world will be a better place […]

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Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the Mirror

Catching sight of your self in the store window can sometimes wake you up. What do I look like to others vs what I look like to myself. And more still what do I look like compared to what I think I look like. We just found this great teaching video about DS done by […]

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“Be a Fan of Unity”

“Be a Fan of Unity”

That is the slogan on the Special Olympics Blog site.   What a great sentiment:  Unity, coming together as one, working for a common goal.  It seem so obvious, why is it so difficult? We are new to Special Olympics.  We have had limited interactions, Sean helped with physicals for a few years in Florida […]

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October: Awareness Month…

October: Awareness Month…

I’ve been enjoying so many blogs, web pages and facebook stories lately.  Since this is Down Syndrome Awareness this month I thought I would share a few of my favorites. First the National Down Syndrome Congress has a wonderful campaign called “We are More Alike”  here is the link:ndscenter.org/morealike/flash/ This shows real people doing real […]

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