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Rememberance..... by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Thirteen years ago..........September 11, 2001 Thirteen years ago.............our world shook. It wasn't because of a natural disaster, like the Tsunami or Hurricane Katr ... Read on »
On her Twelfth Birthday..... by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This is the story of how Down syndrome entered into our lives,,,,,,,,presenting itself in the genetic make-up of our youngest child. We hope you Enjoy reading about our ... Read on »
Farm Kings by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome "Mom, come quick!" Emma Sage shouts out to me from the other room. My Mother's heart always pauses when I hear a cry out for me ~ unexpected and said with great urgenc ... Read on »
31 for 21 -~ Day Seventeen by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome “A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from. And by those he has walked away from that cause him remorse.”  ― Arthur Miller Today is Arth ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Fifteen by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome "One's Sister is a part of one's essential self, an eternal presence of one's heart and soul and memory."~Susan Cabill "Chance made us Sisters, hearts made us frie ... Read on »
31 for 21 ~ Day Fourteen by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome 21 Things you might or might not know about Emma Sage Get It Down~31 for 21 .....and a good way to learn a little bit more about our pixie. We knew, but we di ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Thirteen by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome " Think of me first as a person who hurts and loves and feels joy,” --Dwight Core Sr. My favorite child. Dwight Core, Jr. the fifth child of the Core family and th ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Twelve by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The Power of Siblings. Read on »
31 for 21 ~ Day Eleven by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome 'The StoreyMan' it is a must read, really it is. You see, it is a story about David Hingsburger, who is a disabilities rights advocate and his  meeting a young man ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Ten by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome There was a wonderful article in the April 23, 2007 issue of People magazine titled “Finding my son at the Zoo” that touched me on so many levels. One line r ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Nine by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Camp PALS Camp PALS West PALS Tours and this upcoming year, Camp PALS Chicago A flu bug has got a hold of this Momma, but for today's post, I wanted to start ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Eight by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Four years ago, on the first list serve I joined when I was pregnant with Emma Sage, a Mother posted a thread that touched my heart in many ways. I e-mailed the author ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Seven by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Welcome to Holland Emily Perl Kingsley 1987. All rights reserved. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to ... Read on »
31 for 21 ~ Day Six by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." ~Buddha Indulge me for a moment, and imagine yourself to be a violet growing ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Five by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I love October.  Always have. Because of Emma Sage, and her very acute observations of life and living each day fully,  I love it even more now.  The air is more pa ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Four by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome sar·casm    /ˈsɑr kæz əm/ Show Spelled [sahr-kaz-uh m] Show IPA noun 1. harsh or bitter derision or irony. 2. a sharply ... Read on »
31 for 21 - Day Three by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome There are three classifications of Trisomy 21 [Down syndrome] ~ Nondisjunction - If a sperm or egg with an abnormal number of chromosomes merges with a normal m ... Read on »