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

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.

  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

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.

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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Girl With Down Syndrome Posts Letter to Doctor Who Wanted Parents To Abort Her

“This is Emmy, mailing our letter to the prenatal specialist who didn’t want her to live. He repeatedly suggested we abort. He said her and our quality of life would be horrible.” Emmy’s mother Courtney Baker says, “He was so unbelievably wrong. I want to do something to advocate, but other than my letter to him, I […]

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11 Things You Stop Giving A Crap About When You’re A Special Needs Parent

You spend the first few years of being a special needs parent just keeping your head above water and finding your feet. You deal with the discovery not all special needs parents have as much in common with you as you originally thought. You make the leap from the original large fishbowl you found, of […]

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What Your Child With Down Syndrome Might Do

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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