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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The reality of a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

If we are going to talk straight about our diagnosis of Down Syndrome it may not show my best side, so Let’s get this straight from the beginning I love my son.  I fell impossibly, and irrevocably in love with […]

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Toddler Joy in the Home School: Tips to Teaching Your Kids Without Letting the Toddler Destroy the House!

Toddlers are so full of wonder and enthusiasm for life.  They bring us joy. But when we are trying to explain a difficult concept to an older child, or delve into some Biblical wisdom, or even have a nice read […]

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Homemade Play Dough

I learned to make play dough way back in high school, early childhood education class.  It takes only a couple of minutes to make a whole load of it, AND it costs pennies!  You don’t have to worry about the […]

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How I Failed Our Girls In Our Home School . . . (And Why I’d Do It Again)

This is a time of year for us home school mom’s to reflect on past years, while looking ahead to a new year , , , And I have a lot of past years to reflect upon.  With three girls […]

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How to Transplant a Tomato; and other life lessons

I don’t remember learning how to plant a tomato per SE,  it’s something I’ve just always  known.  Planting tomatoes was a yearly event in both my parent’s garden, and my grandparent’s.  The distinct smell of the young tomato plants, mixed with sun-warmed […]

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Don’t Let the Homestead Learning Curve Hit You in the Butt! – and if it does, how to get up and shake it off!

When I start anything, I research, and read, then research some more, then read some more!   Then, I talk to people, then I read some more.  Then plan.  I know just how I want to manage my project for […]

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My Grandparents

My grandparents grew up in the depression era, were raised on farms in Southwest Mo. They fell in love and got married during WWII, Grandpa being deployed 17 days after their wedding. Their life was never easy, but my memories […]

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