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I’m an opinionated person. I’m also pretty talkative. Those two facts combined means that reviews are always going to be a feature on this site.

I review a lot of books. I also review gadgets, clothing, software, apps – you name it, I will probably write a post reviewing it!

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Best Prime Day Deals with Disability in Mind

Affiliate links are in this post! That means that if you buy something using a link in my post, I'll get a percentage of the profit from Amazon (thanks Jeff!), but you pay no more. It's a great way to support the work I do, so thanks! Amazon Prime Day is coming up, a day

You Know Why “The Shape of Water” is Compelling, Don’t You?

I am a member of Netflix #DVDNation. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are of course, my own. #ad  14 years ago, I lined up my first movie from Netflix. It was The Phantom of the Opera (2004) one of my all-time favorite movies. As a kid who grew up on the outside of things,

16 Parent-Recommended Ways to Keep Your Bolting Child Safe

How to Keep Your Bolting Child Safe Bolting is very common with kids with Down syndrome and Autism. It's also common with some kids with other disabilities, and it's different from just "running away," - it's running away without conscience, with a complete disregard for safety or caution, almost an inability to stop. Some people

The Best Sites to Learn ASL Online

Learning ASL has never been so accessible

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Deaf Apps

This is a post about the best deaf apps in 2018. That is, the most useful, popular and widely-used apps by d/Deaf people. This post is US-focused, and covers only iPhone apps. Best Communication Apps Glide:  for texting and talking. P3 Mobile: for texting, talking and relay services. Includes ASL and clear-speech relays. Google Voice:

The Very Best Carriers for a Baby with Down Syndrome

The ultimate guide to the best carriers for a baby with Down syndrome reviews and compares the most popular baby wearing carriers for infants with Down syndrome: the k’tan, ErgoBaby, Moby, Baby Bjorn, lillebaby and more

Target Adaptive Clothing – Heading for the Win

This post is about Target adaptive clothing, a line that came out in October of 2017. There are affiliate links in this post, which means that if you buy something using a link from this post, I'll get a small percentage from Target. You won't pay any more money than if you had used a

The Best Stroller for a Child with a Disability

This post on the best stroller for a child with Down syndrome is NOT sponsored but there are affiliate links in it. I'm not writing this post as an ad; I'm writing it because I really do want newer parents to know this is the best rugged, long-term, high-weight-capacity stroller out there. The Best Stroller for

Apple Watch & Disability: Accessibility Reviews from Users with Disabilities

Apple Watch & Disability Apple watch & disability - Apple has a good track record with accessibility and the disability community. As a company, they tend to keep their eye on the accessible-ball and integrate features into their products that work across the disability spectrum, as shown in this ad: The Apple Watch has some

Book Resources for Parents of People with Down syndrome

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally read. Please read my disclosure page for more info. Down syndrome Book Resources: some parents feel like they can never get enough. That makes sense, given the fact that Down

Funniest Family Friendly Movies of All Time: 2017 Edition

Movies to pop in and laugh along with your kids at

Signing Time!

There is a large sign-language training program in Tucson, Arizona. I know this because in the year that I lived in that town, people would practically pee in their pants when they saw my ginormous hearing aids. They'd start to sign furiously. They refused to talk to me unless I was looking directly at them.

From Grief to Celebration: Book Review + Author Interview + Giveaway

Part 1: Review of "From Grief to Celebration" I don't know what was in your Down syndrome packet after you connected with your local organization – and I don't know what your initial reading list was. But I'll tell you this: in my packet was "The Light at the End of the Tunnel" – hello

Target vs Walmart: Top 10 Differences

In This Post You Will Find:I went to Walmart the other day. I needed something in the way of popsicle sticks, I knew they’d be open,  and I knew they’d have them.1. Quality: 2. Service: 3. Lighting: 4. Layout: 5. Carts: 6. Prices: 7. Food: 8. Customers: 9. a.Lanesb. Lane Speed:  10. Emblematic of the

Review of Signing Time On Demand

Signing Time has a brand-spanking new feature: Signing Time on Demand. Yes, I am happy about this, and I'll be even happier about it when we leave the US and are entirely dependent on this kind of internet-based feature.   They are promoting Signing Time On Demand by hosting an iPad giveaway with downloads –

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