Articles Tagged everyday life

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One Thing The Parent of a Child with Special Needs Wants You To Know

As the mom of a child with Down syndrome, my family’s world and what we see as ‘reality’ may be different…

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I Cry On Cruise Ships For A Good Reason.. And I’m Not Ashamed

You wanna know a secret? I cry at least twice every time we go on a cruise. It’s something I just…

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Family Life: Sorry, That’s Not My Department…

Whether you work inside or outside of the home – or don’t even work at all, being a parent is…

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Happy Birthday, Maggie!

Six years ago today was most definitely the longest day of my life, yet also the most rewarding. After nine…

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A New Direction…

Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in another direction? Whether it’s a direction you actually want to go…

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Maggie and the Missing Teeth

The tooth fairy has had a busy few weeks at our house. A few weeks ago, Maggie lost her first…

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Burgers, Brownie Sundaes and Down Syndrome #downsyndrome

Last week, we walked into Fuddrucker’s in Orlando ready for a quick and easy dinner. It’s our ‘go to’ place when…

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Onward, Upward… and Hooray for Summer!

I’ve been dreading this day for years. Today, my girls ‘graduated’ from preschool – the only school they’ve ever known…

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I Met Grumpy Cat Once… It Was Awful. (Not Really!) #grumpycat

Last week, while I was at Walt Disney World’s summer media preview event, I ran into the most amazing ‘celebrity’….

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An Empty Box Means Big Fun!

Maggie is currently obsessed with the book A Box Can Be Many Things by Dana Meachen Rau.  She asks me…