Tag: special needs

When Toddler Cuteness Wears Off: October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

I’ve been afraid of this since she was born.  There’s a phenomenon in the Down syndrome community – or well, I guess the entire community of the world – where as our kids get older and toddler cuteness wears off, something changes. Not with us. With everyone else. The other kids have learned to speak

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“Me Time” is Mandatory.

We are heading into one of the busiest and most stressful times of year, adding to the everyday stress of life.  My advice (to parents and non-parents) is to make time (even just 15mins) for you. You’ll find you can enjoy the holidays and the people around you a lot more if you’ve taken the time to take care of you (I know, I know – I will too, I promise).

This is Abby. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, 31 days in which members of the Down syndrome community focus on awareness, advocacy, inclusion and respect for all individuals with Down syndrome.  My daughter was diagnosed a few hours after birth. * * * This is Abby.  She’s 7.  She’s in second grade.  A regular second grade class. 

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Expectations Are A Tricky Thing

So you know when people build things up so your expectations become huge and then you actually do/visit/see what was built up and it falls REALLY short of expectations? Yeah, well I’m not sure if that’s what happened in this situation or if there were other things at play – or if as I always say, it is what it is.