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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 25

5 Favorite Blogs Of course I have to feature my own blogs. https://diagnosisnotidentity.blog/2019/01/19/he-has-down-syndrome/ My most popular post by far. My first post! https://diagnosisnotidentity.blog/2019/01/27/home-birth-life-changing/ I gave my heart and soul to this one. Along with great tips and links. https://diagnosisnotidentity.blog/2019/04/02/expect-the-unexpected/ A very motivational blog in my eyes. https://diagnosisnotidentity.blog/2019/02/20/grieving-a-loss/ Not sure if posting this one would get […]

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Day 23

A Difficult Time In My Life There’s definitely plenty. Since our so came into our lives we have been tested multiple times. Our strength, faith and resilience were at the tip of the iceberg. Most difficult time was definitely during the early days of his life. It was difficult for me although I did not […]

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Day 17

What Am I Afraid Of? A better question is “What Am I Not Afraid Of?” The UNKNOWN. I am sure everyone shares this thought. Not knowing is the scariest thing ever! I am very optimistic so I try to not thing of the million and one things that can go wrong. But that is what […]

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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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Day 8

Piercings & Tattoos This one will be short and sweet! NONE. Besides my ears, I have zero piercings and tattoos elsewhere. Piercings Piercings were always tempting. A belly piercing, but I am too fat. A nose piercing, but my nose is too big. A lip piercing, but my lips are too big. Etc, etc.. It […]

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