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The Letter that Rocked my World

Last week Google led me to a letter written by a 6th grader that rocked my world. The letter was a state level winner of the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. It was written to author Beth Vrabel about her book, Pack of Dorks.  I was previously unaware of this […] ...read more

Special Chronicles PodCast

While Marcus and I were in NYC, we joined Dan via technology, and chatted about WDSD, Black Day, The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome, and also the #NotSpecialNeeds campaign. Pop it in while you’re running, walking, cleaning the house, or whatever it is you do while listening to a podcast. 🙂 In preparation, watch the […] ...read more

The Video Of Marcus Speaking at the United Nations

For real. . . . If you want #BlackDayBook and Grown Ups and Downs updates, not too often – I promise, Join the Club here! . Here’s What We Said. Listening to Self-Advocates: Relate, Respond, and Amplify (Marcus parts in bold) Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m Marcus Wright Sikora.   I wrote a book called Black […] ...read more

Unexceptional Moms Interview Marcus (Video)

Guys guy GUYS!  I don’t think I ever showed you this interview. A great podcast and video interview with two moms, plus Marcus (and me too.) One mom I’ve known virtually Ellen Stumbo.  She has a beautiful blog, I’ve been lucky to guest on now and then. And now she and and Erin, another mom, […] ...read more

Last Weekend, We Were All Beautiful, with Video to Prove it

Last Sunday morning I “wrote out” some of the preceding three days’ amazingness. Unsuccessfully. Bullet point version: Wed night after work: Marcus and I flew to Denver. Thursday morning: Marcus went on Live TV.  Friday Morning: Marcus and I both gave blood to the Human Trisome Project.  Friday Night: VIP Party with super cool and […] ...read more

The yesterdays that have magically led to tomorrow

Hey everybody, Tomorrow, no, let’s start with today. Wait. Yesterday. Yesterday, Marcus was featured as a model on live television as a preview for a big event that is tomorrow. This is an event he has auditioned for three times. Well, to be honest, this year his audition was actually being part of a celebrity […] ...read more

Marcus is honored Alumnus of the Year (Video)

I inserted closed captioning – if it doesn’t default, be sure to click on it for Marcus’ speech. I think you can see, he had a great night! 🙂   ...read more

Momaha Feature on Marcus’ Birthday

OK – so maybe it was nearly a month ago, we’ve been busy. 🙂  Let’s sit like new friends over coffee and I’ll tell you about my son. He turns 26 today and he’s had a really big year. I don’t want to be a show-off, but…I am his mom and I am proud. Like […] ...read more

Marcus hits a Home Run with Global

Yes, the day of Marcus’ first photo shoot was a little stressful, in a good way. Read all about how it went here: Carlos Gonzalez Paired Up with Marcus Sikora for a Home-Run with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation And here’s the Behind the scene’s video!   More about all of this to come! ...read more

The Children’s Book Review – Review

Check out the front page of the website The Children’s Book Review and you will get a peek of Black Day: The Monster Rock Band. And what’s more: A Giveaway! SO please, enter in and tell your friends to check it out. Seriously. Tell. Everyone. Thanks! The Children’s Book Review Review of Black Day is here. […] ...read more