Gigi has amazing support from her teachers. When I say teachers I mean her classroom teachers as well as her speech therapist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist. It really does take a village to raise a Gigi! During this past year Gigi has been learning remotely. She logs on to her computer and meets with … More A 21-Mile Run for 321
print recipe It’s been a while since I posted anything not related to Down syndrome, but Gigi and I have been doing a lot of baking during our social distancing. We both love our sweets, in fact, if you ask Gigi what her favorite food is she’ll usually say “cake!” She’s helped me bake everything … More Almond Joy Biscotti
It’s been over a month of learning from home for most of the country and it hasn’t been easy for anyone, including preschoolers with special needs who are not only trying to keep up with typical schoolwork but who are also trying to receive therapies such as occupational therapy and speech therapy in addition to … More Tips For Online Meetings and Therapies for Preschoolers with Down Syndrome During Social Distancing
Today is World Down Syndrome Day! We celebrate on March 21st because Down syndrome occurs when there are 3 of the 21st chromosome, which happens at conception. So for World Down Syndrome Day this year I will give an update on Gigi. In the past I felt compelled to spread awareness about Ds but lately … More Today is World Down Syndrome Day 2020!
“Is Gigi going to start skating lessons?” Her sister’s hockey coach asks me this and I appreciate his assumption that she can do anything any other 4-year-old can despite having Down syndrome. I’m standing with some other moms at Gigi’s school waiting for the kids to get out. One says, “Tell me why kids with Down syndrome get … More Get to Know My Child with Down Syndrome
World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st and I’ve been wanting to write a post to help spread awareness as the day intends but for weeks I’ve been wracking my brain and can’t find anything to say. I realized that I can’t find anything to say because our life with a 4-year-old with Down Syndrome … More It’s World Down Syndrome Day and I Don’t Have Much to Say
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