There really is no manual on what to do when you find out your child has special needs. Every special-needs path is different. Some will be more intense than others. But I feel that there are some commonalities that many of us experience and can do to help make it just a little bit easier. … Continue reading What to do now? Down syndrome
Mary is officially one year old! Where does the time go? We have had a crazy, busy year of appointments, milestones, adventures, and experiences. It has been amazing watching her grow, and the bond between Mary and Alex grow as well. Motor skills: Mary just recently started to figure out crawling. It has been interesting … Continue reading Mary is 1!
It’s that time of year. School has been in session for a few weeks, like Alex’s school, or just starting, like his best friend’s school. With a new school year come new classmates as well. Depending on your child’s age, they may be getting to the point where they notice that some of their classmates … Continue reading My child’s classmate has special needs
It’s a new school year in our part of the world. New school year means new teacher, new class, new classmates, and new worries. Alex had his first day of school this week. We met his teacher at the school open house. Up until then, Alex was anxious for the new school year. He doesn’t … Continue reading First Day of First Grade
Seven years ago today, I was in the hospital giving birth to Alex. Today, he is proudly wearing his dinosaur 7 birthday shirt and talking about the dinosaur exhibit we are seeing this weekend. Tonight we will go out to dinner at his choice of restaurant. Today, we celebrate 7 years of this amazing boy. … Continue reading Seven years old! Where does the time go?
Today marks one year since we began this blog. One year (and two days) since we received Mary’s Down syndrome diagnosis. One year since our world turned upside down for us….again. One year since we decided to share our journey with everyone. What a year it has been too! Mary was born, a wonderful healthy … Continue reading One Year!
My loved one just found out their child has special needs. What can I do/say? What should I not do/say? First off, kudos to you for wanting to be the best support person you can be for your loved one. Finding out your child has special needs can be hard news to take. Feeling helpless … Continue reading Supporting a new parent