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The Unknown Scared Me: Having a Child with Down Syndrome

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Ten years ago I gave birth to my fourth child Ada. Shortly after she was born I learned she had Down Syndrome. She also had multiple holes in her heart that would require surgery. My entire world came tumbling down. I had no idea what having a child with Down Syndrome would mean for me […]

I’m Brave Enough, Smart Enough and Deserving Enough

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Statistically I should be a self-loathing, man-hating addict. My parents divorced and despised one another, an example set by each of their parents. My grandfather was a pedophile. I remember thinking at his funeral, “I will never be a victim again.” So, when I married who I thought would be my forever soulmate, I chose […]

Are You Extra?

  “Extra” or not, who cares! It’s all good people. Being a “cool” person doesn’t come from being the best. What we actually do with our knowledge and talents is what makes us “cool.” Everyone is different. Accept others as they are, embrace your unique qualities and share positive vibes freely. Stand tall, smile and […]

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