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Launch Day FAQs
A quick rundown of what's available in our shop, along with some tips for Launch Day. 

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: How Common is Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: How Common is Down Syndrome
How common is Down syndrome? It is the most common occurring genetic condition. 200,000 cases occur in the US. I was 29 when I conceived Rory. Af...

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: Have your Friendships Changed?

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: Have your Friendships Changed?
 Have your friendships been affected?   Our whole life has been affected. If you would have asked me this question 2, 3 years ago you would have b...

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: Feelings of Quilt Over Your Childs Diagnosis

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: Feelings of Quilt Over Your Childs Diagnosis
Endless questions fill your mind when you hear your child has Down syndrome. There are three types of Down Syndrome. Translocation (at times hereditary), mosaic, and T21. T21 is the most occurring and, at this time, has no medical explanation. It is randomly occurring. 

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: Sharing a Special Needs Diagnosis with Siblings.

Down Syndrome Awareness Q&A: Sharing a Special Needs Diagnosis with Siblings.
How did you explain to Owen that she is different but should be treated the same? Did he instantly just get it?   When Rory was born, our oldest c...

The Importance of Staying Organized

The Importance of Staying Organized
Developing a routine is a huge challenge. Holding tight to one is even harder. On the blog I share why being prepared is the only course of action, if you want to feel steady at the head of your ship. 

Therapy or Fun? How to know when to "just" be Mom.

Therapy or Fun? How to know when to "just" be Mom.
Therapy days can be hard and overwhelming. You might be running around all day or hosting multiple people in your home during the week. Therapy can...

Meal and Feeding Tips for Children with Special Needs

Meal and Feeding Tips for Children with Special Needs
Eating is one of those things that we cannot force our child to do. We must exhibit a lot of patience and release control.

The Importance of Self Care for Parents of Special Needs Children

As parents of children with special needs, it's so important that we understand the need for self-care and all the different definitions of it.

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...