Acceptance · Down Syndrome · Learning · Parents · Personality · Perspective

All it takes . . .

Ever have one of those days? One of those weeks? Months? Years? You simply do not know where you are going to get the strength to take one more step forward! The questions, answers, and everything else is so overwhelming, suffocating in fact, and there seems to be no end in sight . . .… Continue reading All it takes . . .

Down Syndrome · Parents · Perspective

To Respond or To React . . .

. . . that is the question. A wise woman, a managerial mentor, once taught me the valuable lesson of response versus reaction. This was a lesson in personnel management and not in parenting. Yet, the lesson can be applied in all facets of life when interacting with adverse people. Let's say someone rudely stares… Continue reading To Respond or To React . . .

Down Syndrome · Perspective

Blessed . . . by Holland

Emily Perl Kingsley wrote the poem, "Welcome to Holland," pictured here and for those of us unprepared for the arrival of a baby born with Down Syndrome, it offers a poignant way to claim perspective. Holland offers Blessings missed in the other tourist-y attractions around the world. Not that I've actually traveled outside of North… Continue reading Blessed . . . by Holland