Yo soy La Lay

adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome

About Our Family

About Us

We’re a suburban Chicago family that finds joy in most things.  Quite frankly, we don’t have the time or desire to be serious if we can avoid it.  John and I (Maggie) are both teachers.  We have a three year old named Ellie and a new baby girl named Tessa.  At her birth, we learned that Tessa has Down syndrome.  We are kind of crazy and definitely not perfect, but this life, our life, is wonderful.



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About Yo Soy La Lay

I originally created YoSoyLaLay when I was going to write a blog about teaching Spanish.  The domain sat unused for a year and a half while I finished my Master’s degree… and three days after graduation, Tessa was born.  She is a much more interesting topic to write about. 🙂  “Yo soy la lay” is a play on words in Spanish.  “La ley” (which is pronounced like Lay) means “the law” and the sentence literally means “I am the law.”  It’s a nickname that a former colleague gave to me because of my approach to teaching.  I like things to be fun and not overly dramatic, but in the end, when it comes to work and behavior expectations, I am the law.

About my words, comments, and pictures

My blog is family-centered and is written for my girls.  I don’t approve comments that come from sources that I don’t have some connection to, be that connection in the real world or the blog world.

My pictures are my own unless otherwise credited.  Please don’t take them without asking.  That’s just kind of creepy.


4 responses to “About Our Family

  1. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  2. LFFL says:

    Oh my goodness what cute kids!!! Adorable.

  3. Anuj Agarwal says:

    Hi Maggie,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Yo soy La Lay has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Down Syndrome Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Down Syndrome Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


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