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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…]…

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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…]…

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Noah Trains (and Talks!) To Our Goldendoodle

When Noah was learning how to walk he spent some time with a “Eli,” a big Golden Retriever Therapy Dog. He did really well with a big dog, and although we’ve had always had small dogs as a married couple, I thought it would be fun for Noah to have a big dog in the [Read More…]…

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An Open Letter to Every Parent As You Start 2018

Dear Parent, Here we are, the first day of 2018. I’m not sure what your 2017 was like, but it wasn’t the best year for me. In fact, it was downright hard. Maybe last year was hard for you, too. Maybe the last several years have been hard. If so, this letter is for you. [Read More…]…

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Meet David Saville, Clemson’s Equipment Manager (Who Also Has Down Syndrome)

I recently came across an incredible video produced by ESPN about a man with Down syndrome, David … [Read More...]

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Carson’s Atrioventricular Canal (AVC Defect) Surgery Story

(If you're looking to meet other parents of children with heart defects, check out this Facebook … [Read More...]

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4 Activities to Help Your Child Stand On Their Own

http://youtu.be/39iC8Wu1d8I 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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How a Chick-Fil-A Employee Changed My Idea of “Meaningful” Work

Last week I was eating lunch at a local Chick-Fil-A when I noticed a young women with Down syndrome working at this particular location. (As a parent … [Read More...]

A (New) Letter To Our Son’s Teachers On His First Day Of School

It's hard to believe it's been almost three years since Noah first started to school (and we wrote our first letter to his teachers)...time really … [Read More...]

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