Sleep Study – The consultation

The time has come to get our son with Down syndrome scheduled for a sleep study. Here’s what happened at the consultation.

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World Down Syndrome Day 2021 – A quiet year for us

This is our first and only year laying low on World Down Syndrome Day. Thankfully, someone reminded me that our efforts will be worth it.

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Receptive Language: Why I talk out loud all day long.

When I was working on my book tonight, I was working on a section about receptive language and realized that I have never talked about this on the blog yet. This is such an important topic, and the sooner you can work on this, the better! So, here is the little excerpt that I added […]

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If you are wondering whether or not to give your child with Down Syndrome a sibling, DO IT!

I will never forget this moment. I was left alone with both kids for the first time ever, and Marley needed a diaper change and a feeding right away. Nicholas, at that same moment, put his arms up for me to pick me up.  To me, when a baby does that, it is the highest […]

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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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Tips for Pre-K Evaluations VIA teletherapy

Nicholas has a September birthday and Down Syndrome. To me, that equals a kid going to Pre-K seemingly very young. So, I was already nervous about this transition. You can imagine that the nerves were only heightened when I learned that all of his evaulations would be happening via teletherapy. I am not sure about […]

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