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Preparing the World

Today we welcome Hollyce, Hudson’s proud mom to share an invitation to step up and create acceptance, generosity, and kindness!   “Hudson loves hanging out with his friends – his homies with extra chromies. How cute are these three at the @chicagobulls game on Monday?!⠀We are in St. Louis now for my mom’s 60th birthday…

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Eternally Grateful

Today we have the treat of guest poster Nikki, big sister to Brett.  There is truly nothing like the sibling bond. Learning and growing together. My brother Brett is one of the brightest lights in my life.  He came into this world 26 years ago and as a 6-year-old girl, I wasn’t sure what to expect…

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Determination & Letting Go

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is feeling fresh and excited about the new opportunities that 2019 holds! Let’s go get all we want! 2018 buried me in unfinished family business, Playhouse business, book business, and mom business! I am trying to navigate it all, but I think I am going to refer to the movie…

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#GenerationG, the new G in town.

GiGi's Playhouse

Guest poster and GiGi’s Playhouse mom, Beth,  shares some thoughts and a challenge with us today! Are you a “G”?   Urban dictionary defines a “G” as a term of endearment or to be gangster…as in “what’s up G?” This term was coined during the 90’s in the hip-hop world where it was cool to…

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Dear Doctor | Know Better, Do Better.

GiGi’s Playhouse is made of inspiration, belief, achievements and the beautiful stories of every person who becomes part of this family. Today we are proud to share the words and heart of GiGi’s Playhouse Tinley Park founder, Diane Husar.  Like many her introduction to the Down syndrome world was less than what it should have…

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One Million Voices? It is possible!

When I think about reaching one million voices, I literally get sick to my stomach, thinking how are we going to make this happen??? It’s impossible! Then I think back to the very first Playhouse and I remember multiple people asking if they could open one. More than one?? I can’t even handle this one,…

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Does anyone have a cassette player?

At the recent opening of our 38th GiGi’s Playhouse location in Tampa Florida, I was reminded and touched by the incredible love of siblings multiple times. First, in all of the siblings playing with their sibling with Down syndrome, helping them, laughing, sometimes fighting(have to keep it real) but always caring. Then by a woman…

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To my Sofia On Her First Day …

First days of school are starting, with that comes feelings of excitement, hope, fears, nerves and a new push to advocate, change the way children with disabilities are seen in all parts of their communities! GiGi’s wants to wish you ALL an amazing school year and we will want to see and hear from you.…

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