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.

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…]…

What It’s Like Raising a Child With Down Syndrome in Poland

This blog post is part of our “Down Syndrome stories from around the world” blog series. Click the link to learn how to submit your story! 1. What Country do you live in? Poland 2. How many children do you have and what are their ages? Christina – 8 George – 6 Julian (our son [Read More…]…

Why a Toy Boxing Match Means So Much to Me

As Noah get’s older it’s fun watching the types of toys change, as well as the way he plays with them. As you can see in our gift idea post, Noah really enjoys playing with toys that allow him to use his imagine. I think he could play all day with Hot Wheels, Imaginext toys, and [Read More…]…

What Socks Have To Do With Love *Tissue Alert*

Today I witnessed a touching picture of love. Noah is 7, and his little brother, Jaxten is 3. Normally the bigger brother would be helping the younger, but not in these pictures. You see, for Noah certain tasks that are easy for others, aren’t so easy for him. Putting on his own socks is one [Read More…]…