Coronavirus and Down Syndrome Recovery

Coronavirus and Down Syndrome Recovery

Its been weeks and the Coronavirus is still on the forefront of the minds of many, especially those in the Down Syndrome community. As parents and loved ones we worry about our children on a day to day basis, but the introduction of coronavirus has taken the worry to...
Down Syndrome and Covid 19 a recovery story

Down Syndrome and Covid 19 a recovery story

In early March 2020 when the first cases of Coronavirus and subsequent Covid19 were identified in my home state of Ohio, I began to feel concerned. We are a large family, but my biggest concern was for our youngest child, Cedar, who has Down syndrome. What I couldn’t...
Down Syndrome and Constipation- Natural Remedies

Down Syndrome and Constipation- Natural Remedies

I learned pretty quickly that one of the issues that goes along with my son’s Down Syndrome diagnosis is constipation, luckily I have some natural remedies. Yes, Down Syndrome constipation and natural remedies can help! Let’s start with the why…why do children with...
Open Heart Surgery After a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Open Heart Surgery After a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Open Heart Surgery After a Down Syndrome Diagnosis Hearing that your baby’s heart does not appear to be functioning well is scary, learning that your child has Down Syndrome can be terrifying, but nothing compares to handing your child to a team of surgeons when your...
Ruby Inspires a Rainbow of Hope

Ruby Inspires a Rainbow of Hope

I have had many jobs in my lifetime, from driving a train to working in a bingo hall, but I always knew my most important, rewarding and meaningful job would start the day I became a mama. Deep down in my heart I always knew I would somehow, someday become a mama....
What is a Down Syndrome Clinic?

What is a Down Syndrome Clinic?

What is a Down Syndrome Clinic? If you are newer to the world of Down Syndrome there is so much information to digest from recommended screenings, to alternate growth charts, early intervention and soooo many therapies.  You may not even be aware of the...
Make an IEP profile

Make an IEP profile

Today was a hard day. I didn’t think it was going to be and I thought I was prepared, but sometimes those salty tears well up when we least expect them. This was the day I received the clinical basis that Cedar’s IEP will be based on. I decided to make an IEP profile....
I Am Me- The Story Behind One Mom’s Journey

I Am Me- The Story Behind One Mom’s Journey

Each of us has a story, an important one that defines who we are and why we do what we do. Some of our stories evolve as we are given twists and turns in life and some of those experiences make us want to do big things. I became a published author after wanting the...