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When You Aren’t Sure

What do you do when you aren’t sure? We fought hard for Rowenna to repeat 4K and to have a half day of school. At the time, we were optimistic about the trajectory of therapy and felt like we (well, mostly me) had the stamina for another year of what feels like house arrest. There […]

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A Win, I Guess

IEP is complete. Rowenna will have another year of 4K at our request and will attend a different school in our district. People are describing this as a “win” and congratulating me. I suppose it is a win. Ro will be in a placement that we truly feel is best for her at this time. […]

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End the Word

Today is Spread the Word to End the Word Day. In short, I’m tired of people defending their use of the word. I’m tired of people thinking it’s ok. And I’m past the point of wanting to be nice about the whole thing, asking politely for people to stop. Using this word today, in this […]

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Blog Challenge Week 3: Letter to My Past Self

Dear Young Melissa, Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: life is so not going to end up the way you planned, and that has very little to do with Down syndrome. You’re a planner, so it’s going to be really hard for you to watch your plans change. Really, […]

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