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The Northpark Santa Claus Has an Amazing Gift for Children with Special Needs!

If you’re new here, I’d love for you to sign up for our posts by email so we can stay connected. Thanks for visiting! In the Dallas area, where we live, there is a Santa Claus unlike any other – the Northpark Mall Santa Claus! The “Northpark Santa” (Carl Anderson) has been performing as Santa [Read More…]…

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Top Ten Gift Ideas For A 7 Year Old With Down Syndrome | 2017

Sometime back we wrote a blog post on the top Christmas gift ideas for a baby born with Down syndrome (as well as the top gifts under 25 dollars, and the top developmental toys) however, Noah has outgrown many of those toys, and so I thought it would be a good idea to write an updated [Read More…]…

Introducing Koen Breckin Smith

I’m about six weeks late in writing this post, but I want to officially introduce all of our blog readers to Noah and Jaxten’s new baby brother, Koen Breckin Smith! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were welcoming into the world our second child, Jaxten, but here we are with our third [Read More…]…

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A Letter to Noah’s First Grade Teacher On His First Day of School

The following is a letter my wife wrote Noah’s first-grade teacher on his first day of school. She also wrote one for his first day of Kindergarten as well if you’d like to check it out. Dear Ms. [XXX,] We are very excited to be a part of your class this year, especially with your [Read More…]…

Down Syndrome Resources

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People With Down Syndrome Don’t Have “Special Needs”

Lauren Potter (who played Becky on the TV show "Glee") recently appeared in a short video for World … [Read More...]


Could Green Tea Improve Memory And Speech For People With Down Syndrome?

A friend of mine sent me an article today about a year long clinical study that "showed a chemical … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Therapy

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4 Activities to Help Your Child Stand On Their Own We're proud to announce that Noah reached another major milestone … [Read More...]

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Signing Update: Noah’s First Sign Language Sentence!

We're a huge fan of teaching Noah baby sign language to help him communicate with us. We have been … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Parenting

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

Today our four year old boy, who we love dearly, rode the school bus for the first time. The short school bus. The short … [Read More...]

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I Hate Petechia.

One of the biggest surprises after raising a child with Down syndrome these last (almost) three years is how little I actually think about Down … [Read More...]

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