Preschool – 100 days in

100th day picture

Nicholas survived his first 100 days as a preschool student! In the mean time, I learned that most of my fears weren’t legitimate.

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My fears surrounding Pre-K have nothing and everything to do with my son’s Down Syndrome diagnosis.

Just so you know, I definitely did NOT cry and eat a half-pint of ice cream yesterday during the kid’s nap. Ok, yes I did. I have been running this blog since 2018, and in that time period have recounted many mommy crying episodes to you. Yesterday’s came out of nowhere. I got a call […]

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Resuming In-Person Early Intervention Therapies after COVID Quarantine

With various phases of reopening happening across the state, many Early Intervention service providers have begun moving forward with plans for in-person therapies. With the initial closing down of EI back in March, there was a long gap in therapies, then the option of teletherapy, which was out of reach for so many families, and […]

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Where have we been?

Honesty Time. The initial quarantine really put us into a funk as far as having a story to tell. Now, it has been months since my last post, and every time I sat down to try and blog, I could only come up with the same few sentences. I am happy to have more time […]

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A new baby, and a new definition of the term “special needs”

We’re back, and we’re a new family completely. A son and a daughter.  It is what I always fantasized about when I was younger. Just over six months ago, my daughter Marley Lynn was born.  In my mind, having another child would be a breeze.  If I went through a surprise diagnosis with Nicholas, and […]

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Our weekend getaway… to the children’s hospital…

What a weekend plan we had!!  We were going to go to Hudson Falls, spend time with family, maybe do some shopping, and go to an aquarium! That is not the weekend we had. As many of you fellow Down Syndrome parents know, there are many possible medical risks that we have to look out […]

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Aren’t you Afraid?

For months I have had so much guilt about not posting to the blog.  But, I have a good excuse.. I think. I have been too busy eating all of the oranges I can handle. Puking my guts out, and falling asleep sitting up. You guessed it… I am pregnant again!     This pregnancy […]

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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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