{the best advice}

I was recently prompted by a fellow blogger to write about the best piece of advice I was given after hearing Bernadette's diagnosis of Down syndrome confirmed. I have given this question some thought and something quite simple came to my mind as I recalled those early days I was pondering her diagnosis and what... Continue Reading →

{i’m not the expert}

Believe it or not, I did not attend medical school. I know, you are laughing. I had thought once several years ago that perhaps a career in the medical field would be great. You can help people and it in certain areas you can make a decent living. And then I nearly fainted when I... Continue Reading →

{one of those weeks}

This household is battling sickness this week. Well, the past couple of weeks really. That seems to be everybody's story lately. This time of year, there is illness lurking around every corner, or in every public place really. I heard this report on the radio a couple of days ago, in the thick of our... Continue Reading →

{highs and lows}

I have only been the mom of Bernadette for 15 months. In such a short amount of time, we have lived a lot of life. More than I ever did with my other daughters. Being a mom of a special needs daughter has brought new meaning to my own life and has shown me life... Continue Reading →

{thankful}

I love this month. I love that there is a whole month dedicated in bringing focus to the things that we are truly thankful for. This year, I have so so much to be thankful for. As I reflect back on the days and months throughout the past year, at the very top of my... Continue Reading →

{i’m not sorry}

I love having a baby with Down Syndrome. Really, I do. Of course, we have some really hard days. As moms, don't we all? We all face certain challenges with our kids that maybe we didn't expect or anticipate. That's part of being a mom. We can't quantify our hards, meaning we can't say my... Continue Reading →

{reflections}

On this day, exactly one year ago, I birthed our youngest into this world. How can that be? In ways it feels like just yesterday David was driving me to the hospital speedily as the contractions intensified. I was so ready to meet this baby that was already rocking our world. In other ways that... Continue Reading →

{October is…}

Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Or, Down Syndrome CELEBRATION month as I have seen it referred to on some social media accounts I follow. Friends, this is a reason to celebrate! The reason behind this month is to raise awareness about all things related to Down Syndrome. To highlight the beauty in Down Syndrome. If you... Continue Reading →

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