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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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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7 Tips to make Early Intervention Teletherapy Worthwhile During Quarantine.

Across the board in my area, early intervention has been cancelled.  If you are a special needs momma like me, you probably immediately worried about your kiddo’s development. Luckily, I am off work and can prioritize working with Nicholas.  However, that is not the case for everyone, especially if you are also trying to homeschool […]

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If you helped us share Nicholas’ story this week, this letter is for you.

Dear You, This week, Nicholas’ ambassador announcement was sent to a couple of media outlets.  Within an hour, the story was everywhere. As the week progressed, more coverage led to more articles, two news segments, a front page of our local paper, and over a thousand shares on facebook. Although I have been so overwhelmed […]

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The start of a long and fulfilling journey of advocacy, starring my favorite ambassador.

If you are a parent, then you probably know the feeling of looking down at your child and being in complete awe at whatever it is they are doing. If you’re a softy like me, they could just be doing something simple, like putting a toy away or asking for a snack.  I see that […]

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Down Syndrome or not – your kid is not required to live up to strict developmental deadlines.

“Kids should be eating solid foods by six months old.” “Kids should be walking by one.” “My kid is going to be so behind.” Those thoughts used to run through my head on a regular basis. Looking back, I can’t believe that I ever worried about that. Of course, receiving a Down Syndrome diagnosis, it […]

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Limitless Nicholas – a reintroduction for our new community!

Nicholas was lucky enough to be chosen as one of nothingdown.org’s #2020ambassadors!  Thanks to this amazing opportunity, we have been able to connect with new families from all over the world.  I thought this would be a good time to reintroduce ourselves. We are the Goewey family of Oswego, NY.  My husband’s name is Nick. […]

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