A resignation letter to my library coworkers

Learn to fix your vacuum

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broken peg on Dyson vacuum

We live in a disposable society. Products are designed to last for the duration of their warranty period and to break soon after. Those product designs include non-standard, factory-installed parts that render the average person powerless in the face of repair. My grandpa would be disappointed. He was a radio operator during WWII and could fix anything. Brought up during… Read more »

Let’s talk about ADHD (a letter to my teen-aged self)

You’re not an airhead, space cadet, or dumb blonde. You have ADHD.  Dear Teenage Katie, Lately you have been starting to believe the joking jabs from your peers and even adults in your life, but I am here to tell you that you are neither a “space cadet” nor a “dumb blonde,” despite your hair color and all of the… Read more »

Black Day: The Monster Rock Band, a review and GIVEAWAY

boy reading Black Day

Black Day: The Monster Rock Band by Marcus Sikora, with Mardra Sikora, is more than a clever, funny Halloween tale. It’s an inspirational, follow-your-dreams story with universal appeal. And it makes no difference whether you choose to read the book in October or well, March; you will be entertained. Since it’s more fun than a wordy description, I invite you… Read more »

A Blog About a Family

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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 E: Oldest child, only daughter, double digits. Loves sports, science, and singing Bud: Oldest boy, too close in age to his big sister. Loves Minecraft, video games,… Read more »

The aftermath of Down syndrome abortion

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The emotional aftermath of abortion is becoming a worldwide epidemic. Although most of the women who endure abortion are suffering in silence, many find comfort by sharing their grief with others in online public, anonymous forums. I focus a lot on the Down syndrome-related aspects of why I believe babies with Down syndrome should not be terminated. However, in taking… Read more »