What about the girls? That was one of the first thoughts that entered my head when I found out Gigi had Down syndrome. How badly is this going to affect her sisters? I had no idea but was certain it would be bad. It turns out that I had no idea that they would argue … More What About Her Siblings?
If you’re feeling a little scattered about all of the info, records, appointments and so on you have for your child with special needs a simple, an inexpensive binder will fix things. For a only a few dollars it will help you clear your head. Or you can get a fun slightly more expensive binder … More How to Build a Special Needs Care Binder with Free Inserts
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a mom so it wasn’t a hard decision to try to have a baby soon after my husband and I got married. Not long after our little girl turned one we realized we wanted her to have a sibling, so having another baby … More Taking a Chance on Having a Third Child and Getting a Gift of Down Syndrome
Being an entrepreneur is not easy. You have to be disciplined enough to be your own boss. You also need to be good at getting your business visibility. I’m fascinated by anyone who has started their own business, and especially those with Down syndrome. There are quite a few people with Down syndrome that are … More Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome Sell Great Gifts You Can Give Your Teachers and Therapists
October around here means the weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, beautiful foliage is appearing, pumpkins, apple pie, fall decorating and Down syndrome awareness. October is Down syndrome awareness month which I didn’t have any idea of five years ago. This year I don’t think I’m going to do much on this … More October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Did you know that Americans with disabilities can get a free, lifetime America the Beautiful Access Pass? This pass is available to U.S. Citizens who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability and it will provide them, and often the accompanying people in the same vehicle, free access to federally operated recreation sites … More Individuals With Down Syndrome Can Get a Free Pass to National Parks
It’s been too long since I’ve written a blog post. We’ve been out of our usual school routine and keeping ourselves busy with summertime fun. As a child with special needs, Gigi has a right to have an extended school year in the state of Massachusetts. This would allow her a summertime continuation of her … More Why We Skipped Summer School
Gigi helped me plant flowers yesterday in our front yard flower beds. She took her shovel and swept the dirt around imitating my every move. Then I gave her a small watering can filled with water where instead of letting the water sprinkle gently on the flowers she dumped it. After she drenched all the … More A Forgotten Anniversary
National Spread the Word to End the Word Day is coming up on March 7th. R-word.org leads the initiative ask people to pledge to no longer use the word ‘retarded’. Below is a short video I created to help spread the word to end the word.
World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) is just around the corner again! I feel like it’s sneaking up on me and since it’s Gigi’s first year in school I wanted to make sure I had something prepared to share with her class to spread awareness. I haven’t been feeling too creative lately so I searched … More Preparing for World Down Syndrome Day: Printable Cards and Coloring Sheet