Won't You be My Neighborhood Schoolhouse?

Let me start by saying G's school year is going well. She started in first grade at a new school a couple weeks ago. I like the administrators, the teachers, and the schedule seems to be working out ....more

Neat & Tidy

I'm discovering that I am still able to function. Not only am I able, it is required. The kids, the dog, my husband and the house, they all need me ....more


Everything from this point on is after. My dad... I am having trouble even writing the words ....more

The Bus Ride That Wasn't

It blindsides me. Everything is chugging along, fairly copacetic, and the next thing I know I am standing in front of my house, trying to pry my daughter's fingers out of my hair and thinking about how I'm going to.. ....more


I don't know how long it will continue, but I felt compelled to come back today, so here I am. Thanks to those of you who commented that you’re still around. I am so happy! ...more


I still haven't figured out what I am going to do with this ol' blog, and that's all I am really going to say about that, except that last night I felt a pang for it and vowed to come.. ....more

Bloom: A Review

If, like me, you are a parent to a child with Down syndrome, chances are everyone you have ever met--and their mother--if they know you have a child with Down syndrome, sent you Kelle's Hampton's daughter, Nella's, birth story a.. ....more

Springtime in Baltimore

Gosh. I love the spring in Maryland. At least when it's not nearly 100 degrees (as it was last week), or snowing (like it was the week before). What a bipolar place this is! But today is lovely. Resplendent in.. ....more

Goldie Gets Groomed

The reveal... She's an Orioles fan! It's kind of insane how soft she is! And I will admit, I was a little surprised when I saw her, but not really in a bad way, just in a "wow! There's all.. ....more

The Kids

The first thing Georgia says when she wakes up, and the last thing she says before bed, is: "Where's Goldie?" She's also been calling her, "Best friend Goldie." The mere fact that she gets what a best friend is.... Wow!.. ....more