Moxie

Moxie is my daughter and she has Down syndrome.

She’s 6, loves Shimmer & Shine, anything ballet-related, her friends, school, tutus and having a good time.

She’s fun. Get to know her in some of these posts:

Rare Birds: Children with Down Syndrome

We've been traveling around Maui and Lana'i for the past 10 days, ... Read more

Why I’m Glad the Doctor Told Me to Abort My Baby with Down Syndrome

In 2009, I went to the hospital for a 14-week scan of ... Read more

That Time When I Underestimated My Daughter with Down Syndrome…Again

I am not a newbie to the world of disability. I have ... Read more

Moxie in 1st Grade (2 Schools, 2 IEP’s…)

This is an anecdotal piece about Moxie, a 7 year old with Down ... Read more

Tea Collection: $15 Dress Sale with Moxie as Their Ambassador

Moxie, the Tea Collection and their amazing sale!

In Your Light: To My Daughter (with Down syndrome) on the Occasion of Her 7th Birthday

My daughter, when I woke up on the morning of your birthday, ... Read more

The Case FOR Special Ed

I was like a snarling mama cat, clamouring for full inclusion until … Read more

When My Daughter with Down Syndrome Tried to Charge the Fishing Game

Moxie wanted the fishing game to work…

Moxie & The Tooth Fairy!

The tooth fairy came on by!

Moxie’s Big Wheel Ride

Big wheel ‘ing

Tell Me Why

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Potty Training (with & without Down syndrome)

The Best School Ever said that it’s okay that Moxie isn’t potty … Read more

Disciplining My Daughter with Down syndrome

Somehow, somewhere along the line, I stopped disciplining Moxie the same as … Read more

On This Day

at this moment four years ago, I was in labor, on the … Read more

The Road Less Traveled: The Connection Between Travel & Disability

This blog now seems to have an audience that is made up … Read more

The Road Less Traveled: The Connection Between Travel & Disability & Living a Life with Moxie

This blog now seems to have an audience that is made up … Read more

Stories of Growing Moxie: Choices & Challenges

One of the things I love about road travel is how conducive … Read more

What If Moxie Were Slow?

I came upon Moxie the other day as she was sitting by … Read more

…About That Bit On “Learning to Go Slower” Because You Have a Child With Down syndrome…

Before I had Moxie – when I was searching online for something … Read more

Stereotypes, the Definition of a Syndrome & One21

I really appreciate the outpouring of support that came my way after … Read more

Moxie Hears

Moxie got her ears cleaned and checked this week. That is, the … Read more

I Never Knew I Wanted a Child with Down syndrome Until I Had One

What feels like a million years ago, I was on the Baby … Read more

A Spirit, Unsilenced #justiceforethan

I feel the spirit of Ethan so strongly. I don’t like talking … Read more

My Great Story & Ethan Saylor

I think my story in and of itself is a plump one. … Read more

My Great Story & Ethan Saylor

I think my story in and of itself is a plump one. … Read more

My Great Story & Ethan Saylor

I think my story in and of itself is a plump one. … Read more

A Free iPad (for your child with a disability)

We all know apps can be great with kids… but what if … Read more

No Cost Options for Getting Your Child (with a Disability) an iPad

We all know apps can be great with kids… but what if … Read more

Some Thoughts on Monica and David

Monica and David: the story of a couple with Down syndrome who … Read more

Choosing Moxie: A Birth Story About Disability and Bravery

  I. The beginning of my pregnancy with Moxie feels jumbled, as ... Read more