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Parents At The Park, Please Don’t Help My Kids

By Kat Abianac / August 18, 2016

This amazing letter has just done the rounds recently on social media, after Kate Baker originally published it a while ago. Here it is in all its glory-   Dear Other Parents At The Park. Please do not lift my daughters to the top of the ladder, especially after you’ve just heard me tell them […]

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When One Special Needs Parent Grieves, We All Grieve.

By Kat Abianac / August 11, 2016

  You read our post updates, and continue on with your life. You may think, “how sad.” “Why do they care so much?” or,”This is too much.” But for us, we can’t walk away. No, we are a community joined by our love for our little ones. When one hurts, we all hurt. We can’t […]

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Woman with Down syndrome Donates Blood 150 Times

By Kat Abianac / August 10, 2016

Jenna Strauss, 39, went to her blood clinic in June for her regular donation. Before she went, she made sure to eat iron rich food and protein. “Having a good iron count is very crucial in order to donate. After the donation, I usually get apple juice and I eat a little something light!” she […]

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Dear Bella, You Are Not Your Report Card.

By Kat Abianac / August 7, 2016

To my first baby. Beautiful Bella. Today I received an email containing your school report. It told me what I already knew. You display great empathy for others. You are a caring little girl, making improvements in your school learning and social capabilities. It also reminded me of a few things that I prefer not […]

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What Your Child With Down Syndrome Might Do

By Kat Abianac / February 18, 2016

It can be a scary place, the first moments after your child with Down syndrome enters the world.  There are no guarantees in life. Having a great love, following a true passion, having a child.. it’s all a gamble. You won’t always take the most worn and travelled path as you create your own life story.. […]

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