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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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Getting My Child To Stop Throwing Food- A Winning Method

By Kat Abianac / June 26, 2015

Getting my child to stop throwing his food was consuming my life. I’m going to start this off by taking zero credit here for ANY good eating habits my son has picked up lately. I’d basically given up due to a busy family period, and he was living off his diet staple- fried rice, pureed […]

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10 Things I Hate About Having a Kid with Down syndrome

By Kat Abianac / May 29, 2015

Things I hate about having a kid with Down syndrome? Let’s keep it real, shall we?  I don’t like everything about parenting. I hated my daughter’s croup. Why do I need to like everything about Down syndrome? 1.    I hate it when he uses his low muscle tone to his advantage in a tantrum. […]

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I don’t want to change my daughter with Down syndrome. But…

By Kat Abianac / May 5, 2015

I don’t want to change my daughter with Down syndrome. But… These words, straight from the heart, perfectly reflect how a daddy feels about his little girl Eden Rose, who was born 2 years ago with Down syndrome. Col Usher, father of two, was asked a very important question by his 6 yr old son […]

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