Day #12 Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies often play a big roll in the lives of children with Down syndrome. These supports help our kids reach milestones and develop skills necessary in life. Our youngest daughter, Willow, works hard to keep up with the world around her. But, she doesn’t know it. Since the age … More Day 12 – Down Syndrome Awareness Month
I don’t know how to feel. I am literally torn. Part of me is beaming with pride, another part of me is fuming with anger, another part of me is shaking with fear and then there is that part of me that is just plain exhausted. All because of a box of cereal. We keep … More The Mixed Emotions of Special Needs Parenting
She did it! She said my name! I even have a witness, which is good because if I had been by myself I might not have believed the words coming out of her mouth. It happened Tuesday night, in my bedroom, which really isn’t my bedroom as it’s being used as a nursery until our … More Word To Your Mama!
“Mom!” I hear it a gazillion times a day. Some days, I would even say my name is overused. Abused, really. “Mom! He called me a turd monkey!” “Mom! She won’t stop repeating me!” “Mom! She won’t stop repeating me!” “Mahhhhhhm!” “Mahhhhhhm!” While my two older kids seem to begin every sentence with my name, … More Ma Ma Mia
I will do anything to help out Willow… including buying licorice. That’s right folks! Willow’s speech therapist actually told me to buy licorice this week. Apparently… Twizzlers are not only tasty… they help improve oral motor skills! Crazy eh? Before every meal… Willow gets to gnaw on a piece of frozen licorice. I’m told that … More Twizzler Time