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Visions of Rosebuds Danced in Her Head

posted Sunday December 27th, 2015

In our Christmas-loving house, the days following Dec. 25 can be a sugar-coated letdown. But one member of the family is clearly relieved that the holiday is over. Sophie never really did embrace the Christmas spirit this year — which is weird, considering she’s always been my Santa-believing, carol-singing, present-obsessed kid. But this year she […]


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Down syndrome and Ballet: Sophie’s Big Leap

posted Thursday September 4th, 2014

  Yesterday was Sophie’s first ballet class with a new teacher — her grandmother. The nanny took her, but I snuck out of work early and hid in the hallway of the ballet studio, barely peeking my head above the observation window to catch a glimpse. Despite my attempts, Sophie saw me immediately, smiled and […]


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My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome is available from Amazon and 
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