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
It has been 5 months since Mary joined the world and Alex absolutely adores her still. He loves that she smiles at him and holds his finger with her little hand. If she gets upset, he will rush over and try to calm her down saying “Shh Mary, I’m here. It’s me, your big brother.” … Continue reading Adjustments in the Family
Down syndrome, or Trisomy 21, is a result of 3 copies of the 21st chromosome instead of the typical 2. Trisomy 21 happens prior conception. There is no way to prevent it. The cause of this is still unknown Down syndrome is not an illness or a disease. It is a condition or syndrome. You … Continue reading 21 Facts about Down syndrome for Down Syndrome Awareness Day
Another year has just flown by. I look back on what happened this year, surprised by it all. This year has truly brought a lot into my life individually and our life as a family. When the year began, Bryan and I were dating and discussing how the future looked for us. He was cultivating … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review
Mary is now two months old! My baby is looking less and less like a newborn and more like an infant. She is awake about as much as she is asleep and getting more interactive with the world around her. She especially loves bright colors, fixating on them for long periods. I guess it's a … Continue reading Two months old!
I love this time of year. I love how colorful everything is. I love how imagination abounds this time of year, the wonder in children’s eyes. I love the family time and the delight in the exchange of gifts. What I don’t like is the cold, but even the chill of winter adds to the … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Bryan and I are a part of an amazing community: the Renaissance Festival community. I have been attending Renaissance Festivals since 2000. In these years, I have met many amazing people. About 90% of my friends are from this community. In fact, it’s where Bryan and I met! One thing I love about the RenFest … Continue reading Communities