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30 Things I Have Learned In 30 Years

I turned 30 years old this month and I was scared to get to this point. Why? Responsibility! At 30 there is zero to no tolerance for “carelessness”. Or at least that’s what I thought. I am listing 30 things I have learned in my 30 years of existence in no particular order. Here we […]

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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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Day 27

Last Time I Cried It has been some time since I cried. I am very thankful for that. I used to spend my days and nights crying and now I cannot remember when the last time I cried was. At my sons birthday I got teary. My husband was talking over the microphone just thanking […]

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Day 26

What Makes Me Feel Better, Always Prayer. In writing, out loud, in a group, in my mind. This always helps. Whenever I am going through a hard time or when I just need to vent, praying will always make me feel better. Try it!

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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 20

Something I Miss Something I miss, that I should not, is going to church. I say I should not miss it because I should have never stopped. Although my relationship with God is much stronger than what it used to be, I believe going to church would make it better. When my son was born, […]

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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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Becoming A Charge Nurse

This week I decided to post about my current job position! I am a Charge Nurse II, at a dialysis outpatient clinic. How To Land The Position You Dream Of.. It is extremely important to keep your eye on the prize! Make sure to have that conversation on a regular basis with your current supervisor. […]

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