About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.

Introducing Hope Story! (Our Attempt at Changing the World!)

NOTE: This post is going to be a bit on a longer side, but it’s important. I want to encourage you to please take the time to read it all. Thanks! The Problem(s) When Noah was born over 7 years ago, we had a negative experience with our OB/GYN. As we’ve interacted with families of children [Read More…]…

Pediatrics Plus is Coming to Frisco!

(Note – we were compensated by Pediatrics Plus in exchange for this post and sharing it on social media. However, we are fans of this organization, and it’s leadership… and if you live within driving distance to one of their locations, we think this post will be useful to you!) When Noah was younger and working [Read More…]…

Kicking off the Summer with a Visit to the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando!

(Please note: We were compensated by Wyndham Grand including providing rooms and meals. However, we still think this is a great place! Read on to learn why.) It’s officially summertime! Our children are a ton of fun, and I love traveling with them…so…I pulled Noah out of school a day before his summer break began, and [Read More…]…

Get Our Custom, Premium World Down Syndrome Day 2018 (3/21) Tee Shirt

World Down Syndrome Day 2018 is March 21…so we decided to make a tee shirt! We’re super proud of this shirt, and think you will also! You can grab the shirts here, but let tell you a little bit about them. We have created five different styles; unisex, youth, toddler, baby onesies, and a women’s [Read More…]…

Noah Made the Honor Roll!

This morning as wife was going through Noah’s backpack before he headed off to school for the day we came across the above picture! Noah made the HONOR ROLL!!!  Now, we’re not the sort of family that puts stickers on the back of their car proclaiming that their child made the honor roll (please don’t [Read More…]…