Down Syndrome Doesn’t Stop My Daughter! #SpecialNeeds #DownSyndrome

by Carrie with Children with 23 comments

Every six weeks, I write a guest column for my local newspaper, the Florida Times-Union.  I love that I have the ability to choose my own topic. And while I don’t always choose to write about Molly, I think it’s a fantastic place for me to use my voice and help share about the world of Down syndrome.

Today’s article is entitled, “Down Syndrome Not Stopping My Daughter Molly”.  I hope you’ll stop by and read it.  I’m so proud of Molly and all of her accomplishments.

I think it’s important for all communities to understand that those with special needs want to be included… and their parents want it too!  Let me know what you think about my article!


  • amber

    I love the picture of Molly in the car so cute. Heading over to read it now.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Amber! She loves driving that little car.. and she’s pretty good at it too!

  • Kerri

    Just checked out your article. Well written! I’m glad that you found doctors to that supported you.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you so much, Kerri! I really appreciate it!

  • kristin

    I’m so glad that everything is going so well with Molly, she’s having fun in that car picture.

    My mom teaches the special ed class of my hometown elementary school and I have to say having that support is so key. I also think having great teachers once she gets old enough will be so wonderful for your who family. I love the relationship between my mom and her students!

    I just enjoy reading these posts of yours Carrie!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks so much, Kristin! A great support system makes all of the difference. I know your mom must get so much joy from her job! Thanks for reading

  • eschelle

    Lovely article!

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    She’s adorable and looks like she’s having a great time in her little car. My kids loved that car!

    What a wonderful article as well, I’m glad you found great doctors at Hope Haven. Caring medical professionals can really make all of the difference.

    • Carrie with Children

      Molly loves that little car – she’s a good driver too!

      We are such big fans of Hope Haven, we love their positive outlook and knowledge!

  • Melissa

    Hope Haven is just amazing! Molly is the cutest 2 year old – just love the pictures and stories of her!

    • Carrie with Children

      I know I’m totally biased – but I love Hope Haven too! 🙂 They are so fantastic! Thanks for the Molly love too!

  • Sara Phillips

    Molly is so cute!!

    That’s a great article!

  • Roni

    Carrie, your posts and articles are an inspiration to all parents out there. You know the saying, if life hands you a lemon make a lemonade? I always admire that positive attitude.. I’m sure that’s a huge part of what’s pushing Molly forward. Thanks!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you so much for your nice words! I really appreciate you reading our story. And you are right – a positive attitude makes all the difference!

  • Jackie

    I love the pic!! And that Little Tykes car… it has to be a favorite of all toddlers!

    I’m going to check out your article now!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Jackie! Molly loves driving that little car! 🙂 Thanks for reading my article!

  • Rachel

    *love* the article! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for reading, Rachel! I appreciate it! 🙂

  • Courtney

    She is just too precious! Great article 🙂

  • Alyson

    So glad to see you getting the word out about life plus Down syndrome. Your little one is SOOO adorable. Thanks for sharing!