For Elysium blog chronicles the journey of a mother through home, family, parenting, disability, and Down syndrome. The for Elysium Family: Katie (blog author): Thirtysomething. Loves the outdoors, gardening, reading, and creative pursuits. Hubby/Daddy/Dad: Thirtysomething. Loves playing, watching, and video-gaming sports. E: Oldest child, only daughter, double digits. Loves sports, science, and singing. Bud: Oldest boy, too close in age… Read more »
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As we embark on a new school year, Kyle introduces himself to his first grade school helpers. Dear School Helpers, My name is Kyle and I am 6 years old. My mom Katie is typing my new school year letter for me because my keyboarding and vocabulary skills are still “in progress.” I was sad to leave kindergarten, but I… Read more »
With all of the senseless, tragic events filling our recent news, I am feeling the need for some peaceful photos to replace the horrific headlines. Please enjoy this beauty and share some of your own (post a link using the comment form or post on my blog facebook page). Peace rose Still waters reflecting calm Peaceful sleep of a newborn baby… Read more »
Admittedly, I was getting tired of seeing the name Brock Allen Turner in my newsfeed. I avoided learning any details of his crime. I didn’t want to read the letter from his victim, mostly because I was afraid of letting any images enter my brain that I couldn’t remove. Maybe due to my vivid imagination or my effortless visualizations or… Read more »
The former owner of my house planted some gorgeous varieties of roses. Through the years I have lived here, I have slowly gathered practice and knowledge about how to keep the roses healthy and beautiful. I don’t have much trouble with the hybrid tea roses–you can cut them almost to the ground and the next year they reach to the… Read more »