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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 »

Appreciation for you, the readers, on my first “blogiversary”

In my basement there are a few old shoe boxes. Within those boxes are the journals I kept from the time I was 10 years old. On a particularly heavy day last fall I felt the need once again to get my stories out somehow. My thirty-six year old carpal tunnel wrists don’t much like scribbling with pencils anymore. I… Read more »

Music: the map of memories & soundtrack of life

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Music has an undeniable influence on memory. For one, significant moments in our lives are connected to the music we listened to at the time. The reverse is also true; if you want to remember something, set it to music. When my high school classmates complained about having to memorize the Declaration of Independence, I didn’t commiserate. My mom introduced… Read more »