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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

Black Day Reviews!

  This Words in the World Wed is a reviewer-so-far-wrap-up And More! First! We need your help. Please – Please – Please help us spread the word by “supporting’ us on this Thunderclap Campaign. It’s important, when you get to the page, to click through the “support” buttons. Check it out here: Now – Onto […] ...read more

KETV and Marcus For the Win!

Four years ago Marcus played a walk-on role with the touring cast of Broadway Across America’s Mary Poppins Cast. His first words the next morning, as we looked together at the article on the front page of The Omaha World Herald: “I won!” Then a few years later, and a few years ago, Marcus bravely […] ...read more

Podcast and Song Premier with Marcus and Quinn

There can’t be a monster rock band without a monster rock song! Quinn and Marcus did a podcast with the dads at Down Syndrome Radio and you too can take a listen and enjoy. From their website: Hopefully it is not a spoiler, but the book is about a band. So they decided to have […] ...read more

In the Omaha World Herald

“Mother-son creative team hope kids’ book is a monster hit” – By Mike Kelly » Each Sunday for the past decade, Mardra Sikora and son Marcus have sat down to brainstorm ideas for stories. Marcus, 25, has Down syndrome, and life surely doesn’t keep him down. Next month he will travel with his mother to […] ...read more