Freebie Pix!

Our local Down syndrome organization needed some more pictures of members to use in materials and such, so a local photographer who also has a child with DS (coincidentally, a son named Sammy!) offered to do pictures. Parents who participated also get to use the pictures for their own personal …

Chocolate Croissant or Sloth?

Have you ever seen that series of pictures that shows chocolate croissants and sloths, and you have to figure out which is which? (Click here if you haven’t. It’s kind of fun!) We had our very own croissant-or-sloth moment when we had breakfast with Grandma Diane on Thursday! (School was cancelled …

Inferno

As you undoubtedly have heard, fires are raging in Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa–the California “wine country.” That’s about an hour away …

Hospital Adventures

This week, Sam had his long-awaited sedated hearing test, ear tube insertion, ear cleaning, and tonsil peek. The upshot? He passed his …

Wildlife Adventures

Wildlife abounds around here lately! And not always in a good way…. Take, for example, the pesky varmints that keep destroying our …

2017 Step Up for DS Walk

The big walk day arrived! And this year we broke our fundraising goal and raised $3,300 for Down Syndrome Connection of the …

Fleet Week 2017!

Fleet Week arrived!! We were very excited to go see the Blue Angels. Well, three of us were. The fourth has absolutely …

A Day in the Life

Recently, I went to Chicago for five days. When I got home, Chris said, “I have new respect for everything you do during …

Not Quite Fixed

A few months ago, I wrote a piece about dealing with PTSD and a past assault. In it, I said, “I don’t …

Dear Me

For Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which kicks off today, I participated in a campaign put on by Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network, in which parents …