Posts tagged: Down Syndrome


Articles

Big Brother, Little Brother

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April 17th, 2018 - These two. They are the best of friends one minute and the worst of enemies the next. The other morning they were playing happily together...

Go ahead, ask me about Down syndrome

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July 27th, 2017 - Several weeks ago I took my two youngest sons to a playground near our house. Lately it has been a little (ok, a lot) more...

Transitions

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April 27th, 2017 - For months I’ve been meaning to post an update, but life has been moving so quickly lately that I haven’t had a chance to slow...

Dear Doctor

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October 21st, 2016 - Dear Doctor, I don't even know your name. You gave me possibly the most life altering news I have ever received, and yet I've never even met...

It's Been Hard

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June 8th, 2016 - I was on a walk with the boys one afternoon and ran into a dad with 3 kids on their way home from school. "You...

Pregnant after having a child with special needs

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January 7th, 2016 - I have intended to write a post about this for months...and then I keep chickening out and finding reasons not to. With two small children...

21 Things about Trisomy 21

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March 21st, 2015 - In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day I wanted to share some facts and things our family has learned about DS since having Noah. 1. I...

Inclusion Matters

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February 23rd, 2015 - Several years ago, inclusion wasn’t a topic that I had much of an opinion on. I never really thought about how to integrate people with...

Advice I wish I would have followed

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January 8th, 2015 - In the wake of having a child, especially one with special needs, comes lots of advice. Most of it unwanted, some of it helpful, and...

What does therapy look like?

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November 7th, 2014 - Noah was 2 days old when he got his first visit from a physical therapist in the NICU. What in the world could they even...

A Father's Perspective

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November 13th, 2014 - Jess has done a great job telling the story of her pregnancy, Noah's birth, diagnosis and NICU stay, but I also wanted to add my...

2014 Buddy Walk

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October 7th, 2014 - October is Down Syndrome awareness month. A little over a year ago I had no idea this even existed. Now that we are plugged into...

What it's really like to have a child with Down syndrome

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September 25th, 2014 - During the weeks after Noah was first diagnosed with Down Syndrome, I scoured the internet for information. I know the saying “knowledge is power” sounds...

The Diagnosis

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January 10th, 2014 - Noah was born on a Friday and we were supposed to get the results of the karyotype back by Tuesday. That was the longest weekend...