Teach him to be kind.Teach him to be a nurturer.Teach him to have empathy. Sullivan recently turned 3. I'm not sure how time seems to pass so slowly, especially these 'groundhog days' we seem to be living, but in the blink of an eye, 9 months has passed and we're celebrating Sully's 3rd birthday. One [...]
Having a child with Down syndrome is a ticket into one of the most incredible and supportive communities. It's unbelievable how that extra chromosome is able to connect families around the globe.
As my oldest son is about to embark on his journey as a first grader, I've been thinking about the first 6 years of his life, and reflecting on what's it been like to raise a child with down syndrome. Robert, 8 months old When Robert was born, we didn't know he had Down syndrome. [...]
Do you find that you're feeling more guilty about things as this pandemic goes on? Or are you letting things go more often? Someone recently told me that I was such a calm mom, and my immediate response "WHAT!?" - ok not really, but I was surprised to hear that! I told her I think [...]
Going for a family walk probably doesn't seem like a big deal to many. After all, isn't going out for a walk or a bike ride a 'typical' family activity? And there you have it. It's a typical activity. And we aren't a typical family.