I am delighted to be guest posting over at To the Max today, on the Parents website. It's a post called,
What People With Down Syndrome Bring To The World: EVERYTHING and I hope you will go over there and read it.
It's good to have you and I hope you will stay awhile and we can get to know each other.
A quick blog introduction: this blog is organized into 3 categories: Disability, Travel and Family. If you want to read just one category (or another), simply stay in that section. If you'd like to read more posts on any of the categories, just search the blog for what you are interested in. I'm still catching up on reformatting my 1,000+ posts, so some posts might be a little hard to read. Sorry about that.
Month with Moxie: Celebration Giveaway
Moxie was born in May 2010 with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. She had already miraculously healed from her diffuse fetal hydrops and the holes in her heart. She was named "Moxie" as she had shown that she was full of it: courage. Verve. Vigor.
Moxie has challenged us to do the same: to live our life, our one precious life, with a little moxie.
This month is Down syndrome Awareness Month and we are celebrating a Month with Moxie – living life with moxie.
We have a host of awesome Awareness Champions that will be helping us all celebrate by giving you really cool products they made or produce (see below for the full list of the Champions).
Today's Champion is Bella Tu: Bella Tu means "beautiful you" in Italian, and this is what owner/creator Lisa says about her art:
The art of personal adornment is a way of fulfilling a deep longing for individual expression and beauty. I love making beautiful, fun, funky jewelry that brings joy to people and helps them celebrate who they are. I love that my pieces, especially the necklaces in my word pendant series, can serve as inspiration. To me, Moxie means exhibiting spirit, sass, pluck, or courage in the face of difficulty – and that, is always a beautiful thing to see.
Bella Tu Jewelry is giving away this gorgeous must-have necklace for any daring, plucky person!
This inspirational word pendant measures approximately 0.5" (1.5 cm) wide and 3/4" (2 cm) tall, is handcrafted in fine silver, oxidized, and then hung on a 18" sterling silver chain.
For your own order –
**Word pendants can be custom made. Choose your favorite word or name. The length of the word will dictate the size of the pendant. Message Lisa through her shop for more details **
For this necklace, just leave a comment in the rafflecopter below or in the comment box or on With a Little Moxie/facebook –
What is beautiful to you?
United States only; Giveaway ends Monday, October 8th at midnight, Pacific time. Winner announced Tuesday, October 9th.
For more on BellaTu:
Our Down syndrome Awareness Champions for this month are:
- Bella Tu Jewelry,
- Z Oils Essential Oils
- Carlito Creations
- Bethany Lorelle
- kudu-lah critters
- Conny Wenk
- Signing Time
- Moxie Clothing
- Sweet Redemption
- Amathia Soapworks
- with a little moxie
- Moxie Girlz
Another Celebration Giveaway will be held on Wednesday! Stay tuned.
Meriah Nichols is a counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one on the spectrum). Deaf, and neurodiverse herself, she’s a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.