Our Story of Down Syndrome: The Short Version

For the first 21 years or so of Marcus’ life, 

“Down syndrome” didn’t really come up,

and I kept our privacy setting as restricted. Not that I was hiding, I just wasn’t sharing. Why? Well, one reason is because most of those years were pretty, how shall I say this?


Not to me, you understand. But to an outsider. Seriously. What exactly is so exciting about going to work and going to school and living in Middle America? Not the stuff of reality TV programming. And I was

Here We Go! #DSAM2014 and 31 For 21

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Alright Friends! Here we go. It’s Down syndrome Awareness Month and we’ve got things to share!

Let’s kick it off with a revamp of “The Good Life” which was shared this morning by The Mighty.

On a recent road trip to central Nebraska, my son, Marcus, leaned back and sighed, “This is the good life.” That particular weekend there was much ado about Nebraska’s slogan, “The Good Life,” with talk of change. So I smiled in agreement while my mind wandered over the parallel


theatre2Down Syndrome Awareness Month

I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned so much this month! And I still have several blogs bookmarked to read yet.


For example Michelle, the champion of the 31 for 21 campaign, talked early in the month about left handedness being a common trait in people with Down syndrome. More common than the general public. Marcus is left handed. I think that’s very interesting. She also talked a little about a special cognitive test

Aware of What Now?

ds awareness butterflyNow, I admit. Down syndrome awareness, makes me leery. I just, well…awareness?

Advocacy, maybe. But the term awareness, I just don’t love it. So I considered ignoring entirely the catch phrase. However, Big Blueberry Eyes Blog has the right idea, the longest most effective blog hop and link that can’t help but get Google’s attention with post after post after post of Truth.  I’m late to the party, but there will be no cheating. There WILL BE 31 posts in October, Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The challenge is 31 for 21.


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