From the Daddy Desk: An Open Letter to New Fathers

Call me Latke.

This is an open letter to all you fathers who are new to Down syndrome. Just a list of five things I’ve learned so far:

(1) Your wife will join a Facebook group for mommies of kids with Ds. Upon joining, she will instantly become BFFs with 100 people you’ve never met. Be prepared. These people will never stop communicating with each other.

Ever. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am the giver of social paranoia. Bwahaha…

Fertilizing our love…

Latke and I like to make fun of things. Way back in college, making sarcastic and inappropriate jokes was some of the first fertilizer for our blossoming love. Read the rest of this entry »


In Your Face

Call me Latke. As my name suggests, I was raised Jewish. Actually, my family called itself  “culturally” Jewish, which meant we celebrated major Jewish holidays, ate Jewish food, and peppered our speech with Yiddish (oy!), but we prayed to no God. To be honest, this approach to religion never really appealed to me…sorry Mom and Dad.   Read the rest of this entry »