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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Rediscovering the world through brush-marked eyes.

We just went on our very first family vacation with Nicholas.  I have so much to share about it that there is no way that I can cover it in one post.  Look at this little beach bum’s happy face: This picture was taken post-yogurt popsicle. I am so thankful that Nicholas is exactly who […]

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This haircut meant more to me than I thought it would.

I want what every mom wants, for their child to be able to do anything they want without feeling scared or alienated in any way. Ever since I moved to Oswego, most of the guys I have met get their hair cut at the same barbershop, The Good Guys Barbershop.  My husband goes there, and […]

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