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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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$19,889.19 by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome That's how much the Saving Sofia Crab Feed & Silent Auction raised to date. And essentially the only money coming out of that is for the cost of the crab, the liquor license ... Read on »
(Minor) Spider Surgery by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Remember Sheridan's first birthday cake ? Well, my friend (and former student) Jennifer did it again... and she managed to outdo herself! (By the way, you really need to cli ... Read on »
(Seriously) Belated Birthday Post by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan turned three nearly 3 months ago and I still don't have birthday pics up? Well, sticking true to form, I will bombard you now with a plethora of images that will (s ... Read on »
*finally* getting on with it by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Poor little guy is teething... pretty intense at times. One of his favorite remedies is what I call his Kung Fu Chin Grip... I'm not confident my chin sacrifice ... Read on »
10% Off at My Custom Story! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome To celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month, My Custom Story is giving you all 10% off any purchase made in October! You can even apply the discount to gift certificates! ... 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 »
A Few Recent Pics Before We Go by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Just wanted to share a handful of recent pictures my friend Michelle took of Sheridan (she also took these pictures of us together). She is very talented, and wanted an oppo ... Read on »
A Letter to Sarah Palin by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Alpha and November, the two leaders of Oz Squad wrote an open letter to Sarah Palin about her role as an advocate for people with Ds, and specifically her willingness to giv ... Read on »
A Very Musical Christmas by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan loves music. Is drawn to music. Seeks out music. We sing to him every day, all day long. Poor boy... one day he'll realize what a poor singer I am and ask me to sto ... Read on »
Accident Free! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sheridan hit a few big milestones yesterday and today... the biggest one: he didn't have a single accident today! Not one! The biggest changes on Days 7 & 8 1. Last nigh ... Read on »
Adding Security to Your Blog by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome After the heart-wrenching attack on NDSC 's More Alike Than Different Campaign , many members of the Oz Squad began discussing the security of our own blogs. Specifically, h ... Read on »
Afraid to Look Down by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome With honesty and humo is a one-man play that explores emmy-nominated actor/writer Cullen Douglas' journey becoming a first-time father to his oldest son Gabriel - born with ... Read on »
All Aboard the Polar Express by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Last night we took Sheridan to the Polar Express train ride in Old Sacramento. His Becca came with us (I thought she would really enjoy being a part of this for him, and as ... Read on »
Already?! What Would You Do? by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Ok, one of the biggest concerns I had when I learned Sheridan's diagnosis was: How will others treat him? I mean, let's face it. Everyone (well, maybe not everyone, but m ... 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 »
Apraxia Update II by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome My last update on Apraxia and Sheridan's speech therapy included a video taken six months ago. I decided it was time to do an updated video now that Sheridan is working on m ... Read on »
artBEAST by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I took Sheridan to an art studio ( artBEAST ) designed for kids today. And man did he LOVE it. I put some clothes on him that he's about to outgrow (so who cares how dirty t ... Read on »
Awareness Campaign in Japan by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many countries are WAY behind when it comes to awareness, support, and public/institutional response to Ds. Japan happens to be one of those countries. In honor of Japan' ... Read on »
Because PT is Soooooo Fun at This Age... by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I just had to post a couple quick videos of Sheridan. Here he is working on his climbing (he's doing the climbing, his PT is making sure his feet stay on the shallow ledg ... Read on »
Birthdays, Hospitalizations, and Apraxia of Speech, Oh My! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome It's been a while since I posted an update primarily because, well, like the rest of you, life gets crazy. Our crazy the last few weeks looked a little something like this ... Read on »