Nicholas and Peppa go to school.

It is strange, but I often forget that Nicholas has Down syndrome, which is why I haven’t blogged in a while.  To me, he is just my son, who is loved by everyone.  Yes, I see him as different, but in a good way.  It’s like ordering vanilla ice cream and finding out that someone […]

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What do I get out of this?

I usually jot down the important conversations that I have with my students.  Anything meaningful, or that I can’t believe they would say, I like to write down in my planner. Earlier this month, my lovely dog ripped up my beloved planner in an attempt to get to a granola bar that was inside my […]

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Never Stop Advocating

Hey moms, ever find yourself crying in a chair at a special needs advocacy center? Yeah me either… Just kidding.  Did that today. This advocating business is hard. So far, there has been two instances during Nicholas’ lifetime where I have taken advice from trusted professionals that was incorrect.  That’s twice too many.  I am […]

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A little bit about Early Intervention Services

Always get a second opinion, and then a third, and maybe a fourth. As a lifelong rule-follower, it was easy for me to listen to every little thing the doctors told me.  They’re doctors, so they know.  I barely knew anything about Down syndrome at the time of my son’s diagnosis.  So, how could I […]

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