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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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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 »
Renewed Faith in the Potty by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Remember when I said I knew we would have better days and worse days ? I didn't realize the worse days would happen so quickly. And so roughly. I've had a lot of re ... Read on »
Le Petit Paris by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I was so sad when this little Parisian Cafe in Sacramento went out of business... and I just had to have Sheridan do a photo shoot there before the cafe and its charm were g ... 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 »
Please, God, Let Her Be Smart by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This weekend Sheridan and I took a trip to the grocery store (who am I kidding, we go almost every day). As I was lifting Sheridan out of the basket to put him in the car, I ... Read on »
Steppin' Up for Sheridan by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Last weekend was the sixth annual walk for the  Down Syndrome Information Alliance . Step Up for Down Syndrome is our way to raise awareness, advocate, and get the whole com ... Read on »
Sheridan's First Patch... by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome of the pumpkin variety :) Today I took Buddy to a H-U-G-E pumpkin patch today. And some of his friends met us there... He was stoked and ready to go (it might have som ... Read on »
Sheridan's Birthday Bash by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This post is long overdue...  Sheridan had 28 friends - TWENTY-EIGHT toddlers and infants - take over our backyard. It was SO much fun - I set up 9 different statio ... 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 »
Happy 100th Birthday, Grandma! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today is my grandmother's 100th birthday! Some might think it's sad she died just a few weeks shy of her century mark, but I say she gets credit for the full century! My gra ... Read on »
Eleven Criteria for Apraxia of Speech by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many people have reached out to me asking about the "signs" of apraxia I mentioned in my last post . My time is still being ruled by the two men of the house, so I thought ... 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 »
(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 »
Safari Guide by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I'm out of town today on Sheridan's birthday :(  so his sitter Becca, her mom (Miss Sharilyn), and her dad (Mr. Jimmy) decided to take Sheridan to the zoo for a little birth ... Read on »
Introducing Sheridan by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today Sheridan turns 2. I thought it would be fitting to share our announcement of his birth. I had grand plans of ordering baby announcements, but adjusting to new paren ... Read on »
We Get It by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome My mom and I took Sheridan out to eat dinner last week at a yummy restaurant in Carmel . We had a 25 minute wait so we sat outside (well, I sat while Sheridan walked my m ... Read on »
I Made It Out Alive! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today I participated in my very first triathlon with some of my sisters . We did it in relay teams, and I was responsible for my team's half-mile swim. I'm not, shall we ... Read on »
Ruth Esther by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today I decided to get in the pool for Sheridan's water therapy. I usually sit on the side of the pool and chit-chat the whole hour with his PT. But today, I took the plunge ... Read on »