Meet Team TLC

Team TLC Lillian's 14th Birthday Party Virginia Foothills Park 9.13.15

Welcome to our digital scrapbook and journal for our family. I’ve made it public in the hopes that it inspires others or enriches others in some way. If something I post awakens, inspires or encourages at least one person . . . then it’s worth it! Plus, I’m having a ball doing it!

We are available to speak for your group or event. If you’re group wants an inspiring family team to speak contact, the head Team Member, Camilla, by going here. Topics discussed are:

  • Being a family with a special needs family member
  • Being sibling to a special needs sister
  • Parent/Child Date Days
  • Mindfulness as a family
  • Time spent in nature
  • Inexpensive FUN
  • What we do to sustain inspiration

Thomas Darnell is eleven years old and is unschooled (if he were in public school, he’d be in 6th grade). He climbs trees and runs around playing in the sand. He likes testing which direction the wind is blowing and how fast it’s blowing too. In March 2015 he completed a 365 photo a day project. For one year he took a photo a day of a LEGO photographer taking a photo and posted it on instagram. Thomas blogs here.

Lillian Darnell is sixteen years old and loves to read, take pictures, draw and write. She has 18p-, a condition that affects only 1 in 50,000 people. Lillian is missing the short arm of her chromosome number 18. She wants to be a fairy helper when she grows up. Lillian writes on her blog and shares book recommendations too.

Camilla Downs is their Mom. She is a ninja improvisor and does it in a way that makes it seem as if she knew what she was doing all along. Plus, she makes it FUN if the occasion calls for it. She has a crazy, insane eye for detail. These two qualities together make for some interesting times!

She is on a journey full of new learning, a journey with fresh eyes, an open heart, and a thirst for discovery.

She openly shares her life and Team TLC’s family life through writing her first book, “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance”, writing on this blog, The Soul Writer blog, and facebook. She is currently writing her second book, tentatively titled, “Walk With Me – One Family’s Journey to Mindful Living”.

She loves going for walks alone and with each of her kids separately and together for family walks. She loves taking pictures of nature while out for these walks and their other nature adventures. Camilla also shares the books and movies that Team TLC have enjoyed. Learn more by going here


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