Planning a Garden That Is Productive All Year: An Overview Of Garden Tasks

        A crisp, sweet salad.  Fresh picked carrots.  Stir-fried kale with green onions. These are the blessings of winter~ IF you have been diligent in planning and preparing! In the dark and cold of January is the […]

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The Greatest Gift

The manger scene with baby Jesus is sweet.  We see it everywhere this time of year and the image, along with the good tidings everyone is wishing each other makes us feel warm and cozy.  Like comfort food for our […]

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A Priceless Gift: Instilling a Sense of Purpose in Our Children

The perfect gift.  Lots of gifts. Gift ideas. Shopping. Hiding. Wrapping. Everyone is in the giving spirit this time of year.  It’s All About those Gifts! Especially for our own children.  I tell you what: when you have 6 kids, getting gifts […]

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Top Gift Ideas For Gardeners Of All Ages!

Books, Tools, Especially for Kids, Gadgets, and Just for Fun! Gardening gifts in December? you say. ABSOLUTELY!  The wind may be blasting and the wind chill may be dropping, the snow may be flying: but that gardener is certainly thinking […]

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Let’s have A Gift Centered Christmas!

Go ahead. . . make it all about the gifts! !!!! Focusing on gifts might be what you’ve been trying to avoid, especially with your little ones. However, I say, “Go right ahead!” As a matter of fact, it will […]

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Thankful For Down Syndrome?

November is a month of Thanksgiving. Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks Always for ALL things. . . So, can one be thankful for a diagnosis of Down Syndrome? As a family with 2 kiddos who have Down Syndrome. We are truly thankful! […]

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Having Siblings With Down Syndrome: What is it Really like?

“Typical” Siblings Have a Rough Life There is an idea out there that siblings of kids with Down Syndrome, or any special needs for that matter, have it tough.  They don’t get as much attention, the focus of the family […]

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Choosing to Homeschool a Special Needs Child

When Rudy, who has Down syndrome,  was born we were already well into our home schooling journey. Our oldest was 9, so we were into our fifth year, yet for some reason that surprised me, many people thought we’d send […]

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People Who Have Down Syndrome Are Unique Individuals In Their Own Right: Part 2

Or: 21 Things about Desi! More Alike than Different.  That is a phrase used a lot in the Down Syndrome community.  Why?  Because pe I discussed in Part 1 how individuals who have Down Syndrome are more like their family members than […]

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