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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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True Love by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome These images were taken by our good friend Penny when Sheridan was just 8 months old... they are two of the most beautiful images I've ever seen of love. Read on »
IFSP, SureSteps, and Birthday Planning, Oh My! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome IFSP We had Sheridan's 18-month IFSP a couple weeks back. Funny thing is that I typically spend a TON of time getting ready for it, prepping, etc. and this time I simpl ... Read on »
$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 »
Doing Our Part by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many of you - even if you are reading my blog for the first time - have likely heard about little Sofia and Jennifer & Hector's journey to adopt her from an Eastern Europe ... Read on »
Prebiotics & Probiotics by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This afternoon I had the opportunity to attend a lecture on probiotics given by Dr. Yinka Davies (she's a pediatric GI specialist who earned her degree at Stanford and did h ... Read on »
Squishy Goodness by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I recently received a kind, thoughtful gift from a dear friend... a bag of home-grown oranges. And tonight, after Sheridan was asleep and planning for Sofia's Crab Feed and ... 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 »
In. To. Everything. by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome (we clearly need a new garbage/recycling plan) I think it's time to get the boy a real push toy. Read on »
Whoops! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A few weeks ago, at Sheridan's water therapy, I noticed an older gentleman in his 70s who was coaching a woman as she swam laps on the other side of the pool. Somebody then ... Read on »
Why Our Bonds & Outreach Are So Important by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Over the past 9 months or so I've been doing quite a bit of outreach (along with my local Sisters ) to new parents who receive a Ds diagnosis, and to parents who receive a p ... Read on »
Seriously, People by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome If he gets it, anybody can get it. 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 »
Eat Some Crustaceans - Or Just Donate! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome If you are local, please contact me if you'd like to buy tickets to the Saving Sofia Crab Feed & Silent Auction on Friday, 19 March. If you're not local, or not in to all-yo ... 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 »
Proof by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today was the first time I looked at this picture since Sheridan was born. And it's proof that Sheridan looks more like me than he looks like some random compilation ... 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 »
Really? REALLY?! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Warning: this post contains language that might be offensive to some. It is about that very language that I am writing, so this post has not been stripped. All language appe ... Read on »
It's Phenomenal, Fabulous, and Fantastic, and It's All YOU by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Dan just launched an amazing new blog called The Phenomenal, Fabulous, Fantastic Ds BlogBlog that highlights the best of our entire blogging community. Here's how he descri ... Read on »
Happy New Year by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Wishing you a 2010 full of love, smiles, and laughter. Read on »
Versus by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Most of the time Sheridan's developmental delays aren't a big deal. We don't really notice them 24/7. But at the same time we do, right? I mean, his most notable delay is ... Read on »