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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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An Open Letter To My Typical Child

By Kat Abianac / August 24, 2016

My sweet love, I see you.  I’ve always seen you. I saw you when we told you we were having a baby.  I saw the look of confusion and excitement when the facts hit you that you wouldn’t be the youngest in our family anymore. I saw you when we left the doctor’s office that day we […]

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To My Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day

By Kat Abianac / August 21, 2016

Dear Jillian, It is the afternoon of your wedding. In two hours, you will take the walk of a lifetime, a stroll made more memorable by what you’ve achieved to get to this day. I don’t know what the odds are of a woman born with Down syndrome, marrying the love of her life. I only […]

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