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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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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Some guy’s name – One reason for the Down syndrome misconception.

Down Syndrome has changed my life in the most amazing ways possible.  I look at my son and I think “there is nothing more perfect on this planet.”  However, there is one thing that sucks about it. Before you get mad at me for saying that, just keep reading. John Langdon Down.  That’s the guy […]

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