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Lisa

I write about the beauty of raising a genetically-enhanced child - not many people can brag that they have an extra chromosome! Follow the journey of our first-born son, Sheridan, as we travel down a path different than the one we imagined, but a path far more incredible than we could have ever... Full Bio
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More Alike or Just Different? by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I've been thinking about this for some time now (actually, for longer than I care to admit - *sigh* how I've neglected this blog this past year), but I felt that this post n ... Read on »
The Cutting Edge by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Being on the cutting edge is supposed to be cool. Hip. Desirable, to be sure. And that's the backbone of many industries, the fashionshpere especially. But when it comes to ... Read on »
Turning It Off by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have about 20 posts I've started and not finished and my blog has sat idle for too long... although I have many issues about which I want to write and discuss with you all ... Read on »
Sunday, Monday, Happy Days by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan has become very interested in time and days of the week lately. He walks into our room every morning, gives me big hugs and kisses, then asks, "What time i ... Read on »
Sheridan's First Year of School by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I've been meaning for some time to write a post about Sheridan's first year of school. That will still have to wait... but for now, check out this quick video I made for his ... Read on »
The Language Game by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Remember my post about Sheridan's recent "colorful" additions to his vocabulary ? Well, I just had to share this post from a dear friend of mine who has two amazing children ... Read on »
It's a... by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Green = BOY.  Purple = GIRL. Commence crying. Still crying. And still. ... Read on »
Difficulty & Joy by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I never do anything to mark October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month - because every day is about awareness and advocacy 'round these parts. But this year I decided to do so ... Read on »
Oh Sh*t by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This weekend Sheridan began using a new phrase "Oh, shit." On one hand, I'm proud of him - he uses it correctly in context (e.g., when something falls or he ... Read on »
Stay Put by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The time for Sheridan's second IEP came and went without a peep from our district. No big deal in my book... Stay Put is in effect so nothing changes. Additionally, it just ... Read on »
4th Birthday Bash by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome So we rented Funderland for Sheridan's birthday party. We had the whole park to ourselves (we had 100+ kids on the guest list and the parents who accompanied them - ... Read on »
Spanish Immersion by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan's Montessori class has three teachers - a head teacher (Martha) and two assistant teachers (Leticia and Martina). Martina happens to be the Spanish Immersion teache ... Read on »
Up, Down, & All Around by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Nine months ago when Sheridan started at his current school he couldn't navigate the play structure independently. He couldn't climb up or down the ladders/structure with ... Read on »
The Right Motivation by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I'm slammed with work and deadlines and blah, blah, blah... so I'm taking a mental health break and posting a quick video. You'll remember a while back when Sherida ... Read on »
Sheridan & Shadow by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome On Saturday I took Sheridan for his first horseback riding lesson with my cousin Amber (she trains horses - and their owners - and shows horses for a living). I was so excit ... Read on »
Sheridan Will Make You Jump, Jump by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We have a new, emerging skill 'round these parts! Gettin' real air! Read on »
Apraxia & Literacy by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan loves to read. Loves his letters , loves his books. He asks us to read books to him more times in a day than I can count. He pulls out books to read on his own - he ... Read on »
Joy by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sending you wishes for a 2012 full of... love warmth joy peace wonder security comfort and laughter. Happy New Years from The Lindseys. ... Read on »
Sheridan's Debut Performance by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan's class hosted a Holiday Tea & Sing... the children sang about 10 holiday songs (plus three songs about the geography they are learning: the continents and the coun ... Read on »
Discussion of the Owies by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan's open heart surgery to repair his four congenital heart defects was back in May 2010, a full 18 months ago. His recovery was quick and amazing. And he never really ... Read on »