2013 Puget Sound Buddy Walk

Posted by on October 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

All I think I need to do is play the video…  We are so proud of her.  We gave her a questionnaire to fill out to help her focus her speech.  She answered the questions, then we put it into Keynote as a prompt for the performance!  She practiced at school, even with the speech […]


Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Sean and I are blessed to have 3 wonderful kids.  Parenting is the hardest job ever.  Most of us when we think about having kids we only think of the baby.  We do not think about “tweens” frustrations or adolescence rebellion. Our oldest will be off to college this fall and our youngest moved out […]

Unified Sports…

Posted by on June 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Sports are a fun way to stay physically fit, learn rules, make friends, create community. When you sign any child up for preschool dance/soccer/swim lessons you get great pictures, new friends, a few minuets of free space…  This is true of all parents.               We have been strong supporters […]

iPad Winner for “Sam’s Top Secret Journal” Contest

Posted by on April 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

“Sam’s Top Secret Journal–book 1–We Spy” is a fun, middle reader, chapter mystery that happens to have a main character with Down Syndrome. The reason for the book is multi-facited. 1.  Inspire,   trying to inspire families touched by DS by showing what can be possible 2.  Inclusion,  showing class mates, siblings, teachers what can be […]


Posted by on March 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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 […]

A Mom’s Oversight, True Inclusion???

Posted by on February 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm

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 […]

Born this Way…

Posted by on January 29, 2013 at 8:35 am

Dev and Sean worked together on this.  They had so much fun.  Sean reworked the words, and Dev loved it!  We hope you do too!   Do you have any favorite songs that play over in your mind?

“Pushing Myself”

Posted by on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

Dev just started a ski team here in Seattle called “SkiHawks”.   We have skied for awhile.  First just Sean and I, then on vacations.  Now here in Seattle we can ski almost every weekend!  It has been a lot of fun for most of the family….  Dev has always been our “reluctant” skier.  She would […]

KING 5 Interview! So Exciting!

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Tell me what you think!


Posted by on November 28, 2012 at 10:52 am

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 […]