Confessions of a MidLife Mom

Out in the beautiful Serengeti, you hear the light gallop of cleft hooves. As the sound approaches, it becomes louder.  That gallop soon turns into a full blown sprint and before you realize it, whatever created that sound has vanished. A stately rhino? No. A startled zebra? Hardly. It’s the sound of your 3-year-old running […]

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Open Letter To My Neurotypical Daughter

I breathed a bit easier on the day you were born. From my over-stretched, worn-out belly you emerged, with a mezzo-soprano scream. You were my rainbow baby, almost 2 years after my miscarriage. When I heard the Doctor say, “She’s fine”, I felt at ease. It wasn’t that I feared Down Syndrome, it was that […]

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To the Special Needs Stepparent in My Life

I’m pretty sure Joseph was the first stepparent. He seemed to be pretty awesome. I would guess that on Christmas Day/Jesus’s birth, Joseph lovingly supported Mary, stepped up to the plate and did what needed to be done, like so many stepparents do. If I could tell my husband, the stepparent to my child with Down syndrome, […]

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