21 Ways My Life Has Changed Because of Down Syndrome

Nearly 4 1/2 years ago, I gave birth to my youngest daughter, Willow. She came out blue, prompting nurses to quickly whisk her away. While I patiently waited for my baby to be handed to me, doctors handed my husband and I a life changing diagnosis. Our daughter has Down syndrome.¬†At the time, I didn’t … More 21 Ways My Life Has Changed Because of Down Syndrome

When My Daughter’s Running Away Almost Had Me Walking Away From Others

When I hear the word “elopement,” I like to think of my parents. They ran off and got married on leap year day of 1968. That kind of elopement sounds fun and exciting. Unfortunately the kind I’m dealing with these days is the exact opposite. In fact, it’s the stuff of nightmares, reoccurring ones. My … More When My Daughter’s Running Away Almost Had Me Walking Away From Others

When My Words Run Out

I feel like I’m running out of words. It’s a scary feeling. It’s especially frightening because I feel like the things I’m hearing lately, the headlines I’m reading, demand a response. “Comedian’s Netflix Special Sparks Outrage, Bullying in Down Syndrome Community” “LulaRoe Sides With Top Sales Vendor After He Publicly Mocks People With Disabilities” I … More When My Words Run Out

Why Down syndrome Awareness Month Is More Important Than Ever

October is Down syndrome Awareness Month and as a mother of a child with Ds and also a blogger, I feel like I’ve been failing by not mentioning this yet. A lot of my friends in the Ds community have been great at posting daily facts on Facebook. Others have dolled up their profile pics … More Why Down syndrome Awareness Month Is More Important Than Ever