Choosing to Homeschool a Special Needs Child

Choosing to Homeschool a Special Needs Child

When Rudy, who has Down syndrome,  was born we were already well into our home schooling journey. Our oldest was 9, so we were into our fifth year, yet for some reason that surprised me, many people thought we’d send Rudy “out” for special services and special...
Charlie and Milo: twins with a purpose

Charlie and Milo: twins with a purpose

I love this story so much, I love Julie, and her heart that she shares with us all as she wrestled not only with her fears of Down Syndrome but also of whether she and her husband would be able to parent the twins they were expecting, fraternal twins with Down...
5 Amazing tips for moms of Gtube babies

5 Amazing tips for moms of Gtube babies

There is nothing particularly easy about being a special needs mom, especially when you didn’t even know that was the path you were headed on. When that special needs diagnosis is compounded by life-threatening feeding issues, it is enough to make a sane mama, a bit...
Speech Therapy Apps for Kids

Speech Therapy Apps for Kids

Cedar, like most children with Down Syndrome, has delayed speech. At 2 and 1/2 years old he has a number of signs he uses and he has a few words that he can say, the total of these two combined is around 20-24 words/signs that we can understand. Cedar does make sounds...
How I Respond When Someone Uses the Word Retarded

How I Respond When Someone Uses the Word Retarded

How I respond when someone uses the word retarded It is an outdated term, one that over the years has come to have a very negative connotation for behavior or appearance.  It is a word often thrown around without a thought as to what it actually means to those...