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Down Syndrome

Mama, Back Away From the Camera!

Mama, Back Away From the Camera!

Being a teacher, the summers have always been an important time to recharge and rejuvenate. Now that I have children, that time is even more valuable. It allows for time to reconnect with family, get off our schedule, and enjoy the every day moments we […]

The Wheels Are Falling Off!

The Wheels Are Falling Off!

The wheels on that bus are falling off! I could not be more sick and tired of singing soul sucking children’s song. When my children request these songs be played in the car, I feel a tiny bit more of myself die inside. I try […]

Sometimes the Little Moments Suck

Sometimes the Little Moments Suck

Enjoy the little moments. That is what all the parenting sources tell us. I try to enjoy the little things on a daily basis. Finding joy in the moments instead of rushing through their childhood is at the top of my priority list. Most days […]

Bravery

Bravery

Merrium Webster defines bravery as: The quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty I define bravery in much the same way, because I see it every day in my daughter. Tonight, on her 6th birthday, […]

Sickness Sucks!

Sickness Sucks!

We have spent the last week at home with two sick little ones. We have been in and out of the doctor’s office three times, and while Emma bounces back rather quickly, Sophia is never quite as lucky. Any illness takes a toll on her, […]

World Downn Syndrome Day 2018

World Downn Syndrome Day 2018

World Down Syndrome day occurs on the third month of the year on the 21st day. This day signifies the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome. This triplication is what causes Down syndrome to occur. Trisomy 21. Before Sophia was born this […]

Early Intervention Therapy

Early Intervention Therapy

Therapy- OT, PT, ST, (occupational, physical, and speech) are second nature to our family now. However, it was new and uncharted after Sophia was born. My brand new baby was going to be launched into an unknown world, full of abbreviations, acronyms, and strangers coming […]

Dear Doctor: Delivering a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Dear Doctor: Delivering a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Dear Doctor McGuire, You forever changed my life in a matter of seconds. “Sophia is exhibiting signs of a child with Down syndrome.” You calmly and evenly delivered those words. Words that shocked and shook us to our core. Words that we didn’t even quite […]

Valentine’s Day Our Way

Valentine’s Day Our Way

Awww yes. Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to love. It’s all about chocolate, balloons, and cute little teddy bears. As a kid, I loved Valentine’s Day. Special treats from mom and dad, the aforementioned adorable bear, and sweet cards that you carefully selected for each […]

Your Special Needs Mom BFF

Your Special Needs Mom BFF

Everyone needs friends, sure! But as a special needs mom, you need a friend who understands…everything! A friend that is walking your path right alongside of you. A mom BFF¬† you can text or call up any time and say THIS SUCKS! When parents are […]