Category: KatieShae Writes Blog

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!”

I Am Me – Team Super Jay

Each year, Down syndrome Associations across the country gather together members and the local community to celebrate and raise awareness. Super Jay Brand is committed to giving back annually. Although we are not sure if this annual fundraising event will take place in person… Continue Reading “I Am Me – Team Super Jay”

One in a Million Award(s)

Super Jay Brand is part of the One in a Million movement by Multiplying Good x2! Check out the award for the book I Am Me and the award for Masks with a Mission. About the awards: For nearly fifty years, Multiplying Good has… Continue Reading “One in a Million Award(s)”

2020 Reading List

With all that is happening in the world at this moment in time, I find myself looking to the comfort of a book to imagine, explore, and pull myself out of my day-to-day more and more. Maybe you feel the same, maybe you don’t.… Continue Reading “2020 Reading List”

Locked Out

In the moment, something unexpected feels heavy, scary, and stressful. We undergo a rainbow of emotions, a plethora of thoughts, and seconds or minutes of total blankness. But when the episode is over and the fog thins, there’s little left to do but breathe,… Continue Reading “Locked Out”