Birth to Three, Family, Siblings

Siblings Speak Out About Down Syndrome

Do you ever have questions about the impact of Down syndrome on siblings? I speak with Down Syndrome Pregnancy.org about this topic: Siblings Speak Out

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Family, Siblings

A New Year: Perspectives on life with Down syndrome

I know we are already well into 2011. And I realize I haven't posted since December. (sigh) It's February and everyone in Ohio is ready for Spring. For some reason I really don't mind the snow. Our pace on the weekends slow down in the winter and we have more time to drink tea, play… Continue reading A New Year: Perspectives on life with Down syndrome

Family, Siblings

31 for 21: One from the archives

My brother Sam (13) and son Red (2) have a special relationship. Red just loves Sam and Sam really likes to be an uncle - helping him wash his hands before dinner and playing on the floor. I found this picture today from when Red was about 7 months old and Sam 11 years old.… Continue reading 31 for 21: One from the archives

Family, Siblings, Uncategorized

31 for 21: Jamie Foxx on his sister with Down syndrome

Did you know that Jamie Foxx has a sister with Down syndrome? I didn't! (Although I'm really out of the celebrity loop)  Her name is DeOndra Dixon. Jamie doesn't call Down syndrome a "condition" just "living." A diagnosis doesn't describe who we are, it is just one facet of our lives a person. I agree with *almost*… Continue reading 31 for 21: Jamie Foxx on his sister with Down syndrome

Family, Post-Secondary, Siblings

31 for 21: Having a sister can be a real pain

I'd always wanted a sister, so when April arrived on the scene I was ecstatic. In fact, I actually named her - April Joy - because I was so happy. I visited her in the hospital after she was born and was told she had Down syndrome. And guess what? I think it's made me love her more… Continue reading 31 for 21: Having a sister can be a real pain