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How many times have I said, “Put your dishes in the sink!” I confess I have used a high-pitched whine, thinking turning up the volume will deliver the desired results. And do they land in the sink? Well, no. Not always. Okay, not ever. Well, hardly ever. Ea...

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Many, many thanks to "Where Hope Grows" for sharing this story from "The Mighty" on their Facebook page.  How My Son with Down Syndrome Fixed a Hotel Problem I Couldn't How My Son with Down Syndrome Fixed a Hotel Problem I couldn't In our house, we are big ...

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A Word about BIRD
On the hunt to find another bird. This one came from Cracker Barrel...that place that costs money every time I walk in, and I don't mean lunch. If you read my book, then you know all about "Bird." If you didn't, then let me enlighten you...BIRD repeats ever...

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Announcing: The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome - Blog Hop!
Looking for the perfect gift for a family member or friend? Looking for a resource for yourself, or someone you love? Know someone expecting a baby with Down Syndrome? Look no further.  Have your heard? It's a blog hop! Written by my friend, Mardra Sikora, ...

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Gwanny
There is an old song, titled "Till There Was You." It's one of those songs that stays in your head. You find yourself humming it in the shower, smiling a little at the thought of someone special. Someone who changed your life. But what if that someone is go...

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The year of You
How do you know when you've made a difference? Some people have no idea how much of an impact they have made in someone else's life. This will be a work in progress, because when there's a Charley in the house, anything can and does happen...meaning, I get ...

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A Christmas Stocking for Charley
Charley, the day we brought him home Hand knitted by Mom December 14, 1990, Brad and I and headed to Texas. We came back as a family. Two short weeks later we headed to Louisville, KY to introduce the family to our new life. Who would have thought that a ti...

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Celebrating National Adoption Month
Here at  Life With Charley  we have lots to celebrate during National Adoption Month. Here are just a few reasons... * * * Sherry Palmer is the author of:  Life With Charley: A Memoir of Down Syndrome Adoption You are invited to read the first two chapters ...

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Comments on "The Case for Conserving Disability"
I watched a program on Hitler the other night. The countless lives that were ruined by a fanatical maniac with no regard for the humanism of others is so disturbing — the way one person influenced so many to the point that those in his regime abandoned thei...
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