Category: KatieShae Writes Blog

Travel Success

We recently went on a trip to Florida. It was a first for both boys. As I am not much of a long distance driving fan, we opted to fly. To prepare Jay for the big day, we did a lot of talking about… Continue Reading “Travel Success”

2023 Reading List

New year, new reads.

A Learning Win for Jameson

Jameson is in his second year in a fully inclusive Montessori preschool. To say he is thriving is an understatement. Last year our daily mantra was, “no hitting, no kicking, no spitting” and eventually it stuck. This year, we haven’t had to use that… Continue Reading “A Learning Win for Jameson”

A Mother’s Day Reflection

Welcome, Maxwell! Jay is officially a big brother and absolutely stellar at it. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure a second baby was for us. It’s hard to think about how to share your love. Jay has been our focus for so long and… Continue Reading “A Mother’s Day Reflection”

2021 Reading List: Part II

It’s July 2021! What a year so far in life, work, and reading. Last year I read 46 books, just shy of my personal goal of 50. From historical fiction to self-help to fantasy, reading helps me unwind and explore new-to-me worlds and experiences.… Continue Reading “2021 Reading List: Part II”

A gift upon the world

Jay’s Spark   Today you are one day older than you were yesterday.  And tomorrow you will be one day older than you are today.  When you were born, you were small and needed special care.  From warm snuggles, to diaper changes, to help sewing… Continue Reading “A gift upon the world”

Down syndrome Association MN – Classroom Kits

In 2020, I partnered with DSAMN on their classroom kit program. In 2021, I am doing the same and they are poised to reach over 20,000 kids in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day! What is World Down Syndrome Day? It is a global… Continue Reading “Down syndrome Association MN – Classroom Kits”

Love Is

A poem: Love is a shadow when we feel alone. Love is a line held fast to a stone.

2021 Reading List: Part I

In 2020, I read 46 books, just shy of my personal goal of 50. From historical fiction to self-help to fantasy, reading helped me unwind and explore new-to-me worlds and experiences in 2020–a year of hardship, COVID-19, and the shifting to a different kind… Continue Reading “2021 Reading List: Part I”

FREE books to celebrate down syndrome awareness month!

A few months ago I asked myself: What is something new I can do to help promote Down syndrome Awareness, inclusion, and community engagement? Last year I self-published the children’s book I Am Me. About the book: A heartfelt and honest work that acts… Continue Reading “FREE books to celebrate down syndrome awareness month!”