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What to Say When a Baby is Born with Down Syndrome

By Hayley Goleniowska / February 2, 2016

 So, you hear the news that someone in your family, a close friend or an acquaintance has given birth to their baby. Great news!     But within seconds you are told that the baby has Down Syndrome.   “Oh…. “ [There follows a mixture of disbelief, shock, stunned silence, anger, hurt, disappointment, perhaps a […]

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The 8 Most Googled Questions About Down syndrome- Answered

By Kat Abianac / December 20, 2015

This is a compilation of the top 8 most Googled questions about Down syndrome. I’ve added accurate, up to date resources to each, and answered the questions. Please don’t mistake me for a paediatrician or a genetics expert. You’re not going to get overly formal answers to the Google searches in the blog below. I’m not […]

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You Know You’re A Special Needs Parent When…

By Kat Abianac / November 8, 2015

You know you’re a special needs parent when… You pack exact required change for 2 chocolates from the hospital vending machine while waiting for an ambulance. You own more snot-suctioning devices than is either reasonable, or anticipated. Your invitations to BBQs and get-togethers dry up. You have a hospital bag, toy bag and food bag […]

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I Became a Hospital Mum And Lost My Name

By Kat Abianac / September 5, 2015

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

By Kat Abianac / August 20, 2015

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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