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Blogging Updates: My Journey

This is a personal blog post. I have not posted in weeks. In fact, this whole month my attention has been shifted towards self-care. What Have I Been Working On? Vacation We visited Bloomington Minnesota! It was just wonderful. We visited Nickelodeon Universe, Minnesota Zoo, The Crayola Experience, Sea Life Aquarium, and great food joints! […]

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5 Self-Care Habits: For Mothers of a Child with Down Syndrome

I took a turn into the Down Syndrome world a year ago. Our child was diagnosed with DS and we had to make changes to our lives. Change does not always come easy or when we want it; But these 5 self-care habits changed my life for the better. 1. Prayer No I am not […]

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What No One Tells You About: Down Syndrome

Why keep the good stuff all to ourselves? Parents of Down Syndrome children, can you please share how amazing it is to have a child with Down Syndrome! A serious life changing moment. The Goodies You will feel an extreme and out of this world love for another human being. Not like any other love. […]

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Down Syndrome: Nothing Down About It

We often hear there is nothing down about Down Syndrome. Lets be honest, there are many “downs” to the diagnosis Down Syndrome. Right of the bat I was overwhelmed with “issues” my son had. Low muscle tone, long tongue, failure to thrive, ASD and the list continues. On top of not knowing his diagnosis prenatally, […]

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Precious Moments

Now back to the reason I started blogging in the first place. My son is one year and one month old. He has Translocation Down Syndrome. We knew that he would have some developmental delays and that he would reach his milestones later than most children. We knew this because that was what the doctors […]

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Day 16

Favorite Childhood Book Definitely “Love You Forever.” By Robert Munsch. I first heard this book in first grade and there after. I always think about this book when I think of the circle of life. Although the book was intended for to deliver an alternate message, it can be interpreted in multiple ways. This book […]

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Day 14

Timeline Of My Day 07:00am- Wake-Up 08:00am- Arrive to work 09:00am- Plan MyDay/Review Calendar For Meetings 10:00am- Check-In With Floor Staff, Address Concerns/Issues 11:00am- Review Reports/Print Reports 12:00pm-Work On Audits/Staff and Patient Schedules 1:00pm- Lunch.. Maybe. 2:00pm- Answer Phone Calls/Emails 3:00pm- Check-In With Floor Before Heading Home 4:00pm- Leave Office and Go Home 5:00pm- Start […]

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30-Day Blog Challenge

First of I apologize for the delay to post a blog. Last month was a hectic one! Between birthday planning and early intervention evaluations, it was impossible to even rest. But I am back!! Blogging is very important to me. And since it is the begining of the month, I felt it was only right […]

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My Experience As A Special Needs Parent

My son is turning One this month. What has our first year with Rodrigo Ivan been like? Let’s recap! Rodrigo Iván was diagnosed with Translocation Down Syndrome at 1 week old. Translocation Down Syndrome falls under Trisomy 21 criteria. Meaning, he has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. The difference here is that the […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part II

Him: Are you ok? Me: (Crying) No. Him: What’s Wrong? Me: I don’t know, I just feel sad. Him: Why? Me: I don’t know, I am just not happy. My Husband That night I let all my emotions out. I had been “secretly” dealing with them. I think my husband knew before I did, that […]

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