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Leticia V. Patient Expert

Long Island, New York
I am an adjunct college professor of English, freelance writer, wife, and the mother of three girls ages 15,11, and 6. We homeschool during the day while I write on the computer, and on warm evenings, we ride bikes together to the beach with our two labradors. We love camping, hikes in the woods,... Full Bio
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Heritage Vineyards for Mother's Day by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Francisco treated the entire family to a Mother's Day brunch at Heritage Trail Vineyards in Lisbon, CT where we sampled the wine with Chef Harry's amazing array of du ... Read on »
Our Visitation Garden by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Our Mary Garden is flowering in time for the Feast of the Visitation, Isabella Maria's feast day. Last year, I planted a couple of wildflower daisies, and they took o ... Read on »
My Mother's Day Surprise by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome   I often think how much fun it is for the ladies whose babies are being born in the Facebook age. They have a vast audience to oohh and aahh at their baby's first ph ... Read on »
The gift of speech by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Be grateful like blogger  Kellie Dolin for your children's gift of speech, it truly is a gift. She shares on Faith & Family Live Sometimes I struggle with volume. ... Read on »
Two great books for a special mother on Mother's Day by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Author and special mom Amy Julia Becker was kind enough to plug my book on her blog,  "Thin Places" She suggests that moms deserve a good book or two for Mother's Day. I ... Read on »
A Christina Day at Old Sturbridge Village by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Christina has been off from school all week. No one else has off from school, Gabbi is preparing for chemistry, psychology,  and physiology finals, and Bella is reading T ... Read on »
A spring swim with daddy and Christina by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The water was too frigid for Mom to join in, but Christina enjoyed it with gu ... Read on »
Gabbi is inducted into Phi Theta Kappa by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Its a moment close to any mother's heart, but especially dear when you homeschooled your daughter for eleven years. This is what you dreamt about when you pictured her fu ... Read on »
The Ipad and Christina by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Christina loves the computer, with the Starfall site she learned her letters, and she goes on PBS Kids often. We have applied for a grant for an Ipad 3 . She used it in ... Read on »
Meditation for Holy Week on Christ crowned in thorns by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Was the horrible sight of the crowning of thorns the first and only time Our Lady saw Jesus crowned in humility? The Lord's whole earthly life, taking on the nature of ... Read on »
A College Visit to Franciscan University of Steubenville by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have been preparing her for this all her life. When Gabbi my oldest of three daughters was five, we brought her to Franciscan University of Steubenville for Mass and told ... Read on »
Day 21 of 21 Words for 21 Days: World Down Syndrome Day by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Dr Brian Skotko, Christina and Leticia “We call on all people of good will to ensure that health protection is grounded in a renewed spirituality: ... Read on »
Day 20 of 21 Words for 21 Days by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome “The genetic makeup of a human being is complete from the moment of fertilization: not a single scientist doubts it. What some of them want to debate is the amou ... Read on »
Christina's tenth birthday celebrations by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Chrissy and Grandpa.  Bella and Gabbi having fun. Ten years never flew faster than this decade of my youngest daughter ... Read on »
Day 19 of 21 Words for 21 Days by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome “Ending an inconvenient life is a terrible thing. And age is no protection against this threat: the elderly are as much at risk as our youngest children.” ... Read on »
Day 18 of 21 Words for 21 Days by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome “To avoid overheating the debate, I will go much further back—to the Spartans, the only ones to eliminate newborns that they believed would be unable to bear arms ... Read on »
Day 17 of 21 Words for 21 Days by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome “We need to be clear; the quality of a civilization can be measured by the respect it has for its weakest members.  There is no other criterion. “ ... Read on »