Rockin’ Moms Write

This weekend was another Rockin’ Mom Retreat.

The DSDN puts on a great party, a great conference, and hits the refresh/reset button for hundreds of moms. Moms of children, babies and under 5 years old mostly, with Down syndrome.  Some of these momma’s are anxious to share their story and most of them are gearing up to change the world.

Enter round table session on writing and blogging.

I shared with them some links on publishing options, from how to build a blog up to where to submit work, and tips for starting a book.

If You’re Worried About a World Without Down Syndrome, Read This and Share

My Most Important Job

Roughly 27 years ago the universe looked over my resume, took into account my previous experience, my qualifications, and my goals and gave me a job that I was totally – I mean utterly – unqualified for.

Parent.

And as an added bonus and complete surprise, the universe also immediately promoted me, as a show of good faith, to the role of “special needs parent.”

The application process was cleverly disguised, I won’t bore you with those details but the final result was a new lifelong job with

Celeste is Brilliant – That is all

OK Everybody, Today is a super cool treat from friends-we-haven’t-met halfway around the world.

Let me first introduce “Celeste.”

Celeste, the person, lives in New Zealand and this film, “Celeste” focusses around her role as an “extra” in her favorite soap opera. I saw this film earlier this year at the Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival. I L-O-V-E it!  Since then, this short film has won awards around the world and is only one of a series of short films featuring people with disabilities. 

The folks behind the filming,

The Letter that Rocked my World

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Last week Google led me to a letter written by a 6th grader that rocked my world.

The letter was a state level winner of the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. It was written to author Beth Vrabel about her book, Pack of Dorks.  I was previously unaware of this chapter book series. Although I don’t know how, because they appear to