The Power of Purpose!! I spoke this past weekend at a Knights of Columbus retreat in front of hundreds of people who make it their mission to serve others. My mom was my hero and she taught me about serving others not only with her words but with her actions. She ran the SPRED group at our church for…

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We have an amazing team here from New York City shooting our “How I Learn” video! This video will highlight the unique learning strengths of individuals with Down syndrome. This will be for educators, therapists, parents, advocates, babysitters and anyone who wants to understand how our kids learn! Just yesterday I used a quote from…

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Peace baby! Cynthia Judd from Metamorphosis Studios took that! Isn’t that a great shot? The little poser!! She is soooo about her accessories! We cannot leave for school without her grabbing a hat, scarf, Micheal Jackson glove….. I was in New York last week working on the Manhattan location! I so wish she was with…

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Ok…So I have moved from this blog to facebook!! But I have received so much grief about not updating the blog (Lora Bak!) that I AM BACK!!! So blame her!!!!GiGi is rockin’ first grade!!!! She is in the Phun with Phonics program at the Playhouse and is doing awesome! I love that we just go…

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GiGi had a major fishing day! They just kept biting! Once again she got so excited that she kissed the fish!~ She wasn’t as grossed out this time and she was naming all of them as she caught them. I wonder why she named the large mouth Mommy???

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OMG!! I heard GiGi kind of breathing hard, grunting and counting. “Urgh 1, Urgh 2, Urgh 3 etc…” So I look over to see what she was doing and she was laying on the ground curling a dumb bell!! The only problem was that it wasn’t a dumb bell at all, it was a 2…

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OK… Seriously! She is constantly messing with me!!! I tell her to get dressed for her first day of school and she comes down in her t-ball uniform! It was complete with her crocs (on the wrong feet) and her purse! Obviously she changed to pose with Daddy! We have had no structure at all…

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Wow!! What an incredible day! Hundreds of people came to the opening and then 2 days later channel 7 was there! It is amazing! They need murals on the walls, a gaming station and a flat screen for the teens and a few other items but the learning has already started! Their first literacy sessions…

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