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Today I cried at a kid’s party. 

By Kat Abianac / November 27, 2016

    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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To The Special Needs Mother: This was you all along

By Kat Abianac / October 30, 2016

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

By Kat Abianac / October 18, 2016

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

By Kat Abianac / September 30, 2016

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.

By Kat Abianac / September 25, 2016

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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A Letter To My Kindergarten Son With Down Syndrome

By Kat Abianac / August 24, 2016

As I walk through the kindergarten gates, I hook it under my foot and unlatch the lock one handed as I’ve always done. And my mind says ‘open-shut! Good boy!’ Because I’ll be saying it shortly. We have so many small rituals, Parker. On one of your first days of daycare, a mum walked her little […]

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