Fall, Again

Fall bursts on the scene with colors, cool, and a crisp feeling in the air. Though things sleep and hibernate, there’s a rejuvenation too. It’s fall, again. The cycle goes on, reminding us we’ve got to gather our nuts, forage our way, and pick up our step. Colors speak, grabbing the moment, demanding attention. [...]

Down Syndrome Awareness Month –...

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – A Time to Fly
When we open our eyes and look around, we see all types. Not long ago, we hid the different and found a backroom to put our challenges in. When we open doors, we become aware. We see. When we see with our eyes, we give room for our hearts to see past the limitations. We’ve all got a job to do. We’ve all got to fly. I [...]

The Four Worst Things You Can Put in ...

Here’s a surprising list of the things I think should stay out of our mouths. It began with just three, but I had to add a fourth most people wouldn’t even imagine on the list. The mouth is a magical, marvelous contraption. We sing. We speak. We eat and ingest delicious, sweet, bitter, salty, and surprising treats. It’s time to [...]

Find a Way to Plant Seeds of Change w...

Finding a way to fund a dream can stop a vision before it starts. A seed, planted at the right time, can offer a sprout of hope. The Pollination Grant gives away $1000 a day to visionaries, starting small, dreaming big. If you’re idea is to help others, brighten the community, or educate others, look into applying for a Pol [...]

A Moment to Think, Said the Chipmunk

A moment to contemplate life, we need this, said the chipmunk I ran into the other day. Looking into the horizon, gazing up to the blue sky, or watching grass grow, we need these seconds. Soon enough our minds will peak back, tangle with the worries, and the chatter, the chirping. I look to the biggest and smallest of critters t [...]

Looking at the Eye of Frog Does a Bod...

Finding the smaller world outside opens up a the mind to bigger possibilities. Pond after pond, lake after lake,there’s frogs, each one hopping along, minding its instinctive rules. Looking all of it in the eye, far or near, gives pause. The time spent in reflection does a body, and a planet, good. var OB_platformType=3; [...]

How to Go Alkaline and Live to Tell A...

Green happens inside and out. When we take care of the planet, we take care of ourselves. But what’s the best way to take care of ourselves? What exactly is eating right? With so much information to wade through, it’s not easy to pinpoint the exact point at which we’ve discovered the perfect “diet.” [...]

Read On: People, Stories to Perhaps L...

Finding one’s voice is not easy. I get inspired from those who keep writing, sharing, and voicing stories. I’m sharing some inspiring and honest blogs, feeds, or finds. I hope you are as inspired as I was! Follow and share what inspires you. Hit a Hole in Parenting? Love Whitney’s stories, honesty. She’s [...]

Terminating a Pregnancy Due to Down S...

I never, for an instant, thought of terminating the pregnancy, even when I found problems in the pregnancy indicated a chance of Down syndrome.  I never had prenatal testing. But, what would I tell another mother to do if she found out her child had Down syndrome in prenatal testing? The answer is as loaded as the question, and i [...]

The Spongebob Musical Already Underwa...

David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, and John Legend are a few of the big names lending original songs to a Spongebob Musical to premier July 3rd, 2016 in the Windy City at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in July 2016. We’re already dancing and singing to Spongebob. The appeal of Spongebob has me stumped. [...]

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