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.

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…]…

We Want You (and Your Family) in Our World Down Syndrome Day Video! (And We’re Giving Away 2 Amazon Fire Kid Tablets!)

We’re making a video for World Down Syndrome Day 2018 (March 21, 2018) and we want you (your family / friends / teachers / grandparents, etc.) in it! We believe that people with special needs are proving what the world thinks about them wrong every day! So we’re going to make a video about it! [Read More…]…

Help Us #ProveThemWrong, Start Something Awesome, and Be in Our Video!

It’s awesome to see so many people with special needs proving to the world that what it may think about them is wrong! Stories like this, and this, and this. We see so many of your children are doing awesome things as well! We want to invite you to be a part of a fun [Read More…]…