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...
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...
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...
The Best Planner for Special Needs Moms

The Best Planner for Special Needs Moms

I have had a love affair with the idea of being organized for years, I love planners, I love the way they feel, the way they make me feel ready to take on the day, the way I feel like I can handle it all because I have a place to keep track of everything. Then, I...
Down Syndrome Diagnosis: a Dad’s perspective

Down Syndrome Diagnosis: a Dad’s perspective

My wife was 13 weeks pregnant when we learned there was a 99% chance our son could have DS.  My wife received the call the day after we had our 3D scan showing us the gender of our baby. It was the day after we named him. My wife was the one who explained the...