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From Colombian Orphan with Down Syndrome To Becoming Target’s Latest Model

Kayella Aschoff is a beautiful 4 year old from Minnesota. She has Down syndrome and began her life in an orphanage in Colombia, before coming home as the first child of the Aschoff family when she was 9 months old. She has a brother Leo, who also has Down syndrome and was adopted. “We wanted […]

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I Became a Hospital Mum And Lost My Name

Two years ago I became the mother of a beautiful newborn. I sat upstairs alone in a hospital room the night he was born — a 9 lb pound boy in a neonatal cot downstairs alone, on long term oxygen. While I lay in the birthing suite minutes after his arrival, the doctor informed me […]

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How Parker landed 2 modelling contracts

Parker Myles is a toddler much like any other. He’s cheeky, funny, and small. He also likes to choose his outfits, and take his shoes off every chance he gets. But unlike most toddlers, he has a Facebook page. It’s called Parker’s Place, where I share his images and show people what a typical day […]

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A Note From The Father of a Married Woman with Down syndrome

Paul Daugherty and his wife Kerry together proudly raised their daughter Jillian, who has Down syndrome. Jillian has achieved many incredible things in her life, and last month her parents watched her marry the man of her dreams. Her father, Paul, wants to share some advice with special needs parents- from one parent to another. […]

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10 Things I Love About Having a Kid With Down Syndrome

10. I love how awesome toddlers are. They’re funny, cute, and they have big heads on teeny little human bodies. It makes you go ‘awww’ and is the same lethal combination that has made many kittens famous on the internet. Parker’s a pocket rocket, a little sponge who never stops moving. He taught me kids […]

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Madeline Clothing Line- What Madeline Stuart Did Next

I first met the beautiful Madeline Stuart at her home in Brisbane. In real life, she is stunning, expressive and vivacious. She clearly shares a beautiful bond with her mother Rosanne. I smiled as I watched them have a tickle fight on their way to another room. She interacted with my toddler son, making him […]

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Parenting Can Suck And We Need To Be Open About It.

Guest Post: A LOT of the time parenting sucks. It is seriously time we were open about this. I thought I was a shitty parent. I thought everyone was ‘doing’ parenting better than I was, because NO ONE else was saying one damned negative thing. I’m pretty honest on Facebook about how amazing AND how shitty […]

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