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.

Our Son Rides The Short Bus…And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

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Today our four year old boy, who we love dearly, rode the school bus for the first time. The short school bus. The short bus. Four years ago (before Noah was born) I would have never imagined that we would one day have a child that would literally ride the “short bus.” But the truth is, you never know what [Read More…]…

Join Us For OneLife LA On Jan 17, 2015

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On Saturday January 17th our entire family is excited to be speaking at OneLife LA in downtown Los Angeles. OneLife LA is the first-ever large-scale event celebrating the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. Hello, can you say awesome! If there’s anyway you can make it out to the event we would [Read More…]…

Noah’s Making Memories At Home Depot’s Free Kid’s Workshop

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There are lots of awesome things to say about Home Depot. 1. They let you throw free kids birthday parties! 2. They sell lots of fun toys, like this. 3. They have free weekend kid workshops every weekend! Since Noah’s grandpa was in town this weekend, I thought it would be fun to take them [Read More…]…

Check Out The All New Frozen Parade at Disneyland…For Free!

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One of Noah’s favorite Disney movies is Frozen and we were excited to learn that on Friday Disney premiered a brand new Frozen Pre-Parade at it’s parks…on the week that we happened to be there as part of our epic summer road trip! Since I know so many Frozen fans follow our blog I decided to [Read More…]…