Ages and Stages, Family, Uncategorized

Advice for moms (or anyone) WITHOUT a child with Down syndrome

Calling all parents of a child(ren) with Down syndrome. I am submitting an article for a local Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Chapter on how moms can support their friend(s) who have a child with Down syndrome or other special needs. But, I can't write this one on my own. I really need your feedback and insights! … Continue reading Advice for moms (or anyone) WITHOUT a child with Down syndrome

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Ages and Stages, Family

31 for 21: The Parent’s Journey presented by CCHMC’s Family Resource Center

Another wonderful opportunity for families in Cincinnati! The Parent's Journey...From Shattered Dreams to Hope for the Future Parents attach to their children through dreams, yearnings, fantasies, illusions and projections into the future. Children are often seen as one’s ultimate “life products,” the reflection and extension of one’s very being. A disability most always shatters parents’… Continue reading 31 for 21: The Parent’s Journey presented by CCHMC’s Family Resource Center

Birth to Three, Family

31 for 21: A beautiful resource for families new to the diagnosis of Down syndrome

Missy Skavlem over at Yo Mamma Mamma sent me the link to Diagnosis to Delivery: A Pregnant Mother's Guide to Down Syndrome. My review "It is absolutely outstanding." Today I sent the link to every member of our team in the Thomas Center for Down Syndrome to review and share with our families and students.… Continue reading 31 for 21: A beautiful resource for families new to the diagnosis of Down syndrome

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

Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities

Feeding Week: How to choose a bottle nipple for your baby

I have decided to do a week focused on the "most frequently asked questions" related to feeding. Today - "How to choose a bottle nipple for your baby." For a nice overview on feeding and children with Down syndrome please watch Feeding and Swallowing in Children with Down Syndrome from Children's Hospital of Boston. I am… Continue reading Feeding Week: How to choose a bottle nipple for your baby