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Happy Holidays with Special Kiddos

Ah, Christmas. A time to visit friends and family, to see Santa, to shop… and if you’re a mom, a time to pull your hair out from stress. Here are some ways I make my season brighter as I’m preparing for the mad race through Christmas parties, Santa visits, parades, and Target trips. read more


An Open Letter to Myself

So I wrote a little letter to myself—not the me of today, but the me of three years ago, the me who was very suddenly aware of Down syndrome but who hadn’t really figured out what that meant. read more


Fall Crafts with Kiddos

Before I actually had kids, I just knew that I would be an awesome, fun, super-crafty mom. And then my kids were born, and I found out that craftiness doesn’t come along as some sort of post-partum bonus. read more



Admitting my anger to someone else brought it into the light — and it wasn't a big scary monster seeking to devour me, it was an issue that should and could be addressed. read more



It is easy for us as moms to get caught up in the “whys” of our children’s behavior. We might worry about traits they have inherited from us, attitudes they pick up from us, or even (yikes!) words they repeat from us. read more