There is no way that I am going to finish THAT sentence as one Halloween I did something so embarrassing there is no way I would want my mom to find out. Instead I am going to tell you how THIS Halloween I finished the 31 for 21 Challenge by posting every day. Continue reading
Throw-back Thursday, today to not quite end Down Syndrome Awareness Month I am reposting a blog from October 31, 2013. It is beyond important to raise awareness for what Down Syndrome is and what it is not. This post explains why it is so important to any parent whose child has a special need.
October is a pretty busy Awareness month. There is the Down Syndrome 31 for 21 that I participate in every year. Cerebral Palsy Awareness falls within October. Food Allergy Awareness comes into play with Halloween. Breast Cancer Awareness month, Domestic Abuse Awareness, Child Health Day and the list goes on and on.
It is also Sensory Awareness Month. While I am more than aware that Bridget has sensory processing disorder, I was unaware there was a month long awareness campaign. Until I was approached and asked to share Jennifer Shaw’s story.
It is the month of the robo-call and campaign commericals. The calls that come right when we are eating dinner, bath time and bedtime. Let’s not forget the calls that come right after the girls have gone to bed and it is now time for me to relax (or do laundry). I’m a voter. I get the importance of using your vote in an attempt to change the world.
I do not need a zillion phone calls that are prerecorded to tell me why their opponent is not as wonderful as they are. I do not need to see endless commercials smearing the opponents reputation, family and values. Unless they are a serial killer, than yes call me and tell me how horrible they are. Continue reading
It’s almost Halloween. For a home that does not get one trick-or-treater it is quite amazing how much candy we eat. Or in Bridget’s case organize.
Milestones are awesome. Unexpected milestones, well. They are my favorite. This weekend we (gulp) gave away Bridget’s walker. She hasn’t used it in 3 years. But donating the walker was a big step for me. It meant I finally stopped worrying that she would have some catastrophe and not be able to walk.