• So Extra

    January 7, 2020 by

    I’m so EXTRA! These were the perfect words adorably emblazoned on the shirt a friend made* for my daughter, Grace. Grace is extra adorable (my unbiased opinion), empathetic, and persistent. She also happens to have an extra chromosome. As parents of kids with Down syndrome, we are eager to share that this makes our children… Read more

  • Talk to Yourself Like You Talk to Your Child

    August 31, 2021 by

    Do you have one of those ugly voices? Not the one you use to belt out your best rendition of Mariah Carey. I’m talking that nasty voice inside your head that questions whether you’re a good enough parent, berates you for the mistakes you’ve made, and convinces you that your child will forever be scarred… Read more

  • Visual Schedules for Morning and Bedtime Routines

    August 10, 2021 by

    When virtual schooling gave way to in-person learning last year, I underestimated the stress of having to get Grace ready and to school on time each day. Many mornings ended in tears. Sometimes she cried, too. I realized that while some of her stress and resulting behaviors stemmed from separating from me, much of it… Read more

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