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When Things Don’t Go As Planned

When Things Don’t Go As Planned
We create planners to help families whose children have special needs, but even the best-laid plans go awry. Here's what to do when plans don't work.

Therapy and Care for Children with Special Needs During COVID-19

Therapy and Care for Children with Special Needs During COVID-19
Therapy and care for children with special needs have never been easy. Now with the pandemic, parents need to know how to navigate care more than ever.

The Joy to Come.

On May 2, 2017, my daughter Aurora Blake entered this world.  She came fast and furious, with a head full of black hair, perfect tiny hands, and fe...

My Word for 2020: Refreshment

My Word for 2020: Refreshment
Staying focused on our feelings vs the tasks keeps you on the right track, minimizing feelings of defeat.

4 Steps to Help You Feel Better in the New Year

4 Steps to Help You Feel Better in the New Year
 New Year, New You! We hear it over and over again. Let’s stop obsessing over what we want to be and acquire and start thinking about how we want t...

Announcing The Glory Days Foundation

Announcing The Glory Days Foundation

Through The Glory Days Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we can all work together to create a huge, positive impact in the lives of families. We are offering the support families need to feel equipped in their role as a special needs parent. Connecting them to resource guides, support organizations and handing them a planner to help navigate the coming months and years at the time if diagnosis and beyond.

How We Support the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

How We Support the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network
Supporting the DSDN was the big picture goal. I’m one person. I can make a small impact. The DSDN is doing all the things I wished someone would have done to protect my heart from our birth diagnosis experience. I wanted to support their efforts in any way possible.

How to Make the Most of The Glory Days Launch!

How to Make the Most of The Glory Days Launch!

The Glory Days Daily Planner Launch Day is here! We are so THRILLED that we have the opportunity to share The Glory Days Daily Planner with all of you. 

Small Steps to Speech

Small Steps to Speech
I have carried the misconception that using supports would hinder Rorys speech from developing. That she might lean to much on sign, a device or pictures not using her words.  This was a mistake on my part. Providing her with other means to communicate will lesson her frustrations around speech, which have been causing her to shut down. 

About the Glory Days Planner

About the Glory Days Planner

The Glory Days Daily Planner was designed to meet the unique needs of a parent or caregiver raising a child who is differently abled. This planner was created by a mom living the everyday life of a special needs parent. Each page was thoughtfully designed with you in mind.

 

The Importance of Community for Special Needs Families

The Importance of Community for Special Needs Families

Nine families gathered with their children to film a Down Syndrome Awareness video for Down Syndrome Awareness month. We’ve been connected via The DSDN and Instagram for a little over a year now. We have processed our diagnosis, our fears, and joys together.

 

Loving a Little One With Trisomy 18

Loving a Little One With Trisomy 18
My daughter Evelyn has Trisomy 18, three 18th chromosomes in every cell of her body, a single ventricle heart, and requires a lot of medical care during the day. But it’s normal to us.