“Resolve”

Lisa:  With the new year comes new beginnings, renewed hope to forge ahead, new challenges, and new goals.  We have an evaluation coming up next week and are looking forward to new activities from Bob and Company at NACD.  For now, we work on our present program, full speed ahead....

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“Technology: Friend or Foe?”

Lisa:  When you homeschool a child, it’s very easy sometimes to go through the motions and loose sight of the end result:  PROGRESS!  Sophie is now at the age where she can easily implement a lot of her homeschool program activities herself.  While this sounds great, I need to be...

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“Setting Short Term Goals”

Lisa:  We received our new NACD (National Association for Child Development) program for the next quarter.  Our main goals are to assist Sophie with increasing her global maturity, to get her to care more about her academic success, and to hold her to an even higher standard in all aspects...

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“Change is Good”

Lisa:   It’s taken me years to be able to say this and MEAN it: Change is good.  I am a creature of habit, and as per my feelings during our most excruciating move from Columbus, Ohio a decade ago, I hated change!  But life has a way of making...

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“iCan Bike”

  Lisa:  Hello friends!  It’s been way too long since we’ve posted on the blog.  As many of you know, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends after having lost my oncology pharmacist work partner.  But my new partner officially starts on July 9, so help is on the...

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“Sticking Out Like a Sore Thumb”

Lisa:  Some of us care WAY too much about what other people think.  Well, let me tell you:  Giving birth to a child with Down Syndrome can cure this notion in one split second.  You either allow yourself to feel awkward about something your child said or did, or you decide...

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“Blessed Holy Week”

Lisa:   As Christians all over the world prepare for Easter, I would like to wish you all a blessed Holy Week.  Over a year ago, Sophie and I embarked on a journey to start a blog and to launch a public speaking career.  Thanks to my cousin Dalia Nino for...

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“No More Snip Snip!!!”

Lisa:  People with Down Syndrome (DS) are proportioned different than the general population.  Though there are obvious variations between individuals, most have shorter arms, legs, and waists.  Their shoulders tend to be narrower, and they are usually of shorter stature.  And THIS my friends is why it is so frustrating...

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“Reach Higher”

Lisa:  Sophie and I are very grateful to the organizers of Leadership Geauga for allowing us to speak at last month’s Human Services Day seminar.  Our presentation entitled “Reach Higher,” was a chronicle of the family’s journey with Sophie and our quest to help her reach her full potential.  Sophie...

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