Tag Archives: 31 for 21

On a lighter note… (31 for 21)

Someone got a hair cut. Happy middle of Down syndrome awareness month! Not quite 31 for 21. In honor of Down syndrome awareness month, I am posting to this blog nowhere near every day for 31 days to increase awareness … Continue reading

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Be very afraid (31 for 21)

Infuriating. That’s how it feels to be told “No.” In not quite these words, my city’s recreation department said: No, we don’t want your child’s kind. We don’t want to do what it takes to include him in our program. … Continue reading

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Brotherly love (31 for 21)

The expansive love a new mother feels cannot be described. Perhaps only one who has given birth can get what it’s like to have such tremendous affection for another being. Motherhood increases the capacity of one’s heart so deeply, so … Continue reading

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October is… (31 for 21)

October is a new beginning. September sucks. Not completely, but September can be truly anxiety producing. School has begun, way too many activities start, and for many of us, there are the important Jewish holidays, which if you do them … Continue reading

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The Words We Use

“He has a disability,” my nephew blurted to my neighbor when we stopped at the corner by her house to say, “Hi.” He was trying to explain why my boy, Raphael, sat in the buggy trailing my bike, while he … Continue reading

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Our unsung hero – 31 for 21

Having family nearby who help one raise small children is a blessing I know nothing about. But I can tell you what it’s like to have a fairy godmother. And today happens to be her birthday. Tracy has been taking … Continue reading

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News of the day – 31 for 21

Practically every other day, some enlightening insight, funny anecdote or ironic episode pops into my head, and that’s where I “write” a blog post about it: in my head. That means you, faithful reader, don’t get to appreciate the wit, … Continue reading

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