{apples and oranges}

You just can't compare the two. This age old saying rings so very true the more I grow and learn. Bernadette is finally walking. It is one her most exciting milestones thus far. It has been thrilling to see her build more strength and confidence and progress forward in all of her milestones, but this... Continue Reading →

{WDSD2019}

She has taught me how to create space in my life and include people of all abilities and to love them for who God has created them to be. She is a huge asset to our family and those around us as she teaches us to see life through a lens of compassion and full of love.

{to all the mamas}

Dear mamas who have gone before me, I know you are out there, hustling. Strong and brave as you forge the way for your child with different abilities. Each and every day you fight for your child to be seen, to be accepted, and included. You advocate hard, with kindness, for your child’s voice to... Continue Reading →

{dear doctor}

Dear Doctor, I doubt you remember me from two and-a-half years ago. I sat opposite of you in your tiny corner office overlooking the bustling city. Your desk was filled with papers, everywhere. My husband gripped my hand as he took a seat next me while we waited to hear your thoughts on our unborn... Continue Reading →

{Down syndrome awareness month}

October is... DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH! If you were to ask me before I was pregnant with Bernadette what October meant to me, I would have answered all things fall. Pumpkins, sweaters, boots, and scarves. Those things are all lovely and the absolute essence of fall and kick off the holiday season in my book.... Continue Reading →

{dsdn rockin mom’s retreat 2018}

Tears of understanding, laughter, connection, rejuvenation. All words I would use to describe my weekend away for the DSDN Rockin Mom's Retreat in Phoenix. I'll admit. The week of the retreat, I started to get cold feet. I went away a short couple of months ago {she speaks 2018} and while it was an amazing... Continue Reading →

{one of the girls}

A sweet woman who spends time with us called me out this morning. I thought I was going to crawl into a hole and stay there forever. What she was saying was absolutely correct and she delivered her words with so much grace and kindness. I was a little (ok, a lot) embarrassed as my... Continue Reading →

{my tribe}

Something I have been thinking a lot about lately has been the instant community I have felt stepping into the world of different abilities. This community has been more than welcoming, allowing all the questions to be asked and frustrations voiced. It truly has been something I didn't expect two years ago when I received... Continue Reading →

{cpap wars}

If you follow my Instagram account @mrs_t_park, you have seen several posts about our journey with CPAP. You most likely know the short version of why she's on it, but I thought it would be good to share some more of the details here in hopes that if you find yourself in a similar situation,... Continue Reading →

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