Category: KatieShae Writes Blog

Mommy and Me Gymnastics

Jameson is in a Mommy and Me gymnastics class that meets once a week for about 50 minutes. This is our second round in the class after taking the month of January off due to illness (Ben and I were down for the count…

A book reflection – tinkers

An insightful passage from tinkers, by Paul Harding. This is a book I picked up at Readers World Bookstore in Holland, MI. A Pulitzer Prize winner and amazingly brilliant read. A book, like some others, that I will surely read again and again and again and…

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21st, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD is March 21 each year and selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the…

Our Diagnosis Story

To answer the big question that plagued us throughout my pregnancy, how will we do this? We just do. We take every day as it comes. We love fully. We allow Jameson to be Jameson.

Recap – October 2019 Down syndrome Awareness Month Part II

Continued – I committed to posting a story, fact, or support note on Facebook each day during October 2019 in honor of Down syndrome Awareness Month. I’d like each post to live in one place, so here they are for ease of reference. October…

Recap – October 2019 Down syndrome Awareness Month Part I

I committed to posting a story, fact, or support note on Facebook each day during October 2019 in honor of Down syndrome Awareness Month. I’d like each post to live in one place, so here they are for ease of reference. October 1 –…

There’s Nothing Wrong

Not long ago I had an experience that made me rethink what I know and how I communicate about Down syndrome. I was having a telephone discussion with someone whom I value and respect. We were talking about providing resources and lessons via my…

Expectation vs Reality

A little under two months ago, I registered our son Jameson for a toddler ballet class. At the time, he wasn’t even walking on his own yet! I felt that in two months he’d be running circles around me. Although he isn’t running per…

Sky Unknown

Hills and mountains rise in the distance. Peaks may reach above the clouds. Swirls of wind and gusts of air. Greenery growing like wisps of hair. Stretching toward the sky unknown. Rooted to the ground that’s home. Water flowing down, down, down. Paths of…

Perspective Part III

Part I and Part II In 6th grade I joined the basketball team. The girls’ team. I couldn’t play because I was a grade too young. So I acted as the team “manager” and participated in every practice and attended every game. Martha was…