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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

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