Day 2: Today I Am ENOUGH

Today I Am ENOUGH! How many of you sabotage your own believe that you are not enough? You are not a good mother? You are not a good friend or sister? Or do you find yourself saying things like “if I only put my son or daughter to sleep earlier, they would have had a […]

Day 1: Give Yourself Grace

Day 1: Give Yourself Grace “Perfect Doesn’t Always Equal Worth” by Emily Ley In Emily Ley’s book, “Grace not Perfection” in her first chapter she talks about trying to be the “perfect” Mother, the “perfect” wife, the “perfect” friend. Why are we running ourselves ragged to be perfect. I feel like mothers of children with […]

14 Days of Loving Yourself

      All You Need Is Love A popular song in the 1960’s by the band The Beatles, The chorus would repeat the lyrics, “All you need is love. Love is all you need”. I share this with you because this is going to be your theme song for the next 14 days. With […]

So How Bold Are You?

how bold are you

So, ladies, that’s the question…#HowBoldAreYou? I saw this campaign from Chico’s in my O Magazine and I LOVED it. A great marketing campaign has the ability to make you think about how it relates to yourself. For me looking at that hashtag I instantly thought of my advocacy work. For me being BOLD is being vulnerable and […]

You Won’t Believe What Happened!

Times Square Picture for NDSS

I am so excited to share that our family photo was chosen this year to be a part of the National Down Syndrome Society Times Square video that kicks off October, which is Down Syndrome Awareness month. Our photo was selected from more than 2,400 entries, and almost 500 photos were displayed in the heart […]

Facebook Live Show #2: “Don’t View Our Kids Through A Deficit Based Lens”

On our 2nd Facebook Live Show, we have a discussion on why we need to help the IEP team and society as a whole, not look at our children through a Deficit-based lens. The way an IEP is designed and implemented to be meaningful, as well as effective is based on which lens the team members use […]

Announcing…..A New Facebook Live Talk Show – Down Right Capable

So excited to share this new collaboration with my friend and parent of an awesome child with Down Syndrome Brian Herndon. We are excited to announce our new Facebook Live Talk Show Down Right Capable Show. This show was created to help change the way others view Down Syndrome, by highlighting their capabilities rather than their disabilities. […]

Need A Favor! Can you Help?

I am excited to announce that I have been nominated for three, yes three awards: the WEGO Health “Advocating for Another” (which I won last year and am honored to be nominated again this year” Award, Best in Show Instagram, and Best in Show Blog in the 2018 WEGO Health Awards. WEGO Health is a […]

Marla’s Mentions: Born Just Right

  What an amazing non-profit run by two amazing ladies. A mother/daughter team Jen and Jordan.   Let me tell you a little about what their non-profit is about: Born Just Right’s mission is to build creative solutions that help kids with differences live a more enjoyable life. We believe giving kids design and STEM […]

7 Makeup Tips for Women Over 50 For A Summer Ready Look

Want to have that young summer look for summer? Summer is here and we all want that fresh summer look to our face without having a ton of makeup on. 1) First, it all starts with having great skin We are in the era of anti-aging products. But a great moisturizer to keep our skin […]