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Tami Leitz
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Taking Candy From Stranger
I took Claire to watch big sister perform with her band this weekend.  She broke her glasses Friday in a fit of anger so she was bummed to not be able to see well.  Everywhere we go Claire makes friends which is mostly awesome.   She got a little board with...
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Alice On Down Syndrome
Our four year old Alice agreed to help me with today's post.  It's interesting to hear about Down Syndrome from their perspective:   "We both share things together.  I share with Claire a lot."  "Claire has Down Syndrome so she gets to have the body walk an...
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Getting Organized
Life saver!  I have been loving our new homework/chores station.  Why didn't I do it sooner?   Morning Board  (make bed, laundry in hamper, breakfast, get dressed, hair, teeth, shoes, backpack)  Every morning I'm running around in circles like a crazy perso...
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The Wildcat walk
Oh the cuteness, last week I went to our pre school, 1st grade and 3 grade girl's fund raiser "walk and fitness frenzy."  It was adorable.
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Most Frequently Asked Questions About Adopting A Child With Down Syndrome
I have been looking for inspiration (31 is a lot of posts) and found some today.  Most Frequently Asked Questions About Adopting A Child With Down Syndrome  is a collaborative post written by a handful for adoptive families answering questions about their a...
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"I'm feeling 32 uh uh uh uh"
I've got to say, I'm loving my 30s.  I was a hot mess in my 20s.  I felt that everything Claire did was a reflection of my parenting (usually in a bad way) which I beet myself up about for constantly.  The letters coming home from preschool may as well have...
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Down Syndrome Day in Third Grade
Last week Claire, Alice, my dear friend Amy and I went to talk to Claire's third grade class about Down Syndrome.  I did a very similar talk and take home work book with her class last year so I will leave a link to that post  claires big day, talking to st...
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Last Year of the Preschool Years
My baby is 4 and just like that was are writing our final chapter of "the preschool years", sob.      You would think I could let them going.  At the end of this year I will have been doing the never-at-home-stay-at-home-mom job for a decade.  But they are ...
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On Down Syndrome Friends
Trying to make friends that get you after have a child (or foster a child or adopting a child) with a disability is so much like dating.  I am so glad it's over!  "look at that couple, they are so awkward, here's to never dating agin, cheers." Listenting to...
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To Claire and Dad, My Love
Every night when I pray with Claire the conversation ends the same way: Me "I love you Claire" Claire "I love you mom" Me "God loves you" Claire "I know" Me "You are so special" Claire "I know" I'm so glad you know Claire.  I pray you will always know how s...
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