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Today I cried at a kid’s party. 

    Today I cried at a kids party.  Tears didn’t roll down my cheeks, and I didn’t need to blow my snotty nose in a tissue. But my eyes welled up and got that awful tingly lump in my throat thats near impossible to swallow. Why? Because I’m exhausted and tired of making sure […]

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Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

So I get asked alot about the big stack of my favourite resources I keep in my lounge! I’ll share them one by one over the coming weeks. This one is a terrific resource on teaching you the best methods for early communication when you have a child with Down syndrome. I also highly, highly […]

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To The Special Needs Mother: This was you all along

I’m writing about my son Parker, who has Down syndrome and changed my life. I’m writing about why you’ll only ever see what you look for. And finally, I’m writing to define what I mean when I say so often that my life changed. The only thing that changed was me. So, of course Parker changed […]

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16 Ways To Easily Impress A Baby – Our Unique Sensory Activities

1. Mix food colouring with water and freeze in an ice tray- tip a few into their bathwater. 2. A baby’s favourite- put them on a large blanket and hand them a brick or two of weetbix. You’ll love the facial expressions you’ll get while they crush intently. 3.Drop glow sticks into their bath water […]

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Dance Teacher’s Video Goes Viral Of An Amazing Couple With Down Syndrome

A Colombian dance teacher, Carlos, uploaded a video this week of his pupil Valentina and fellow dancer Jean Pierre. Their obvious skills shine through and you MUST watch it, too. Just a few days after Carlos posted it, it reached over a million people on Facebook!   Valentina, from the Colombian ‘City Of Eternal Spring’, […]

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Adoption Has An Ugly Side. This Mom Just Shared It.

This mom, Stacey Gagnon, has shared the story of the joy and beauty her son brought to her life. But more than that- she shares the heartache of holding onto the knowledge of what his life was like before she arrived. She shares how it feels to hold onto her truth every day. She knows […]

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When You Have A Child With Down Syndrome, Start Dreaming Of The Future

  Dear Mommy, Oh, how I wish I could sit in front of you right now. I would squeeze you tight and take ahold of your hands. I can see you so clearly and I’m weeping with you. Not because I’m sad for you, but because I know the incredible truth about your life. It’s […]

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