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A Very Merry (And Much Less Stressful) Second Christmas

It’s hard to believe this is our second Christmas as parents…and especially parents of a child with Down syndrome. Crazy!

This 2nd Christmas as new parents is much different than our 1st Christmas for a number of reasons.

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Noah's First Birthday Party….Penguin Style!

First birthday parties are a big deal…for parents. I am fairly certain that no one remembers their first birthday, however parents cherish it forever and may go a little overboard. I was a little late to the starting gate on Noah’s theme. I had no idea what to do and finally got inspiration from Facebook. Our friends posted pictures of their rubber ducky themed party, and I thought that was such a great idea as Noah really loves baths. My next thoughts went like this:

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Meet Eli, The Physical Therapy Golden Retriever; Noah's New Best Friend

One of the things I really like about Our Children’s House Baylor (Where Noah receives his developmental therapy) is the creative ways they work with children.

Today they brought in an awesome golden retriever therapy dog for the children to play with. And as you can see, it looks like Noah has a new best friend!

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12 Things I Wish I Knew When I Found Out Our Son Had Down Syndrome

Today is Noah’s first birthday! Wow…! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our son was born. It’s true what they say, time really does fly…and even more so when your a parent it seems.

Since Noah’s first birthday falls on a weekday, we decided to wait and have his official birthday party on Saturday to make it easier on Noah’s friends and family to come.

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Down Syndrome Resources

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The Epic List Of Activities, Toys And Fun Ideas To Help Your Child Develop Their Creativity

Creativity and imagination are important skills to work on in childhood just like learning to crawl … [Read More...]

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Meet 7 People With Down Syndrome Who Have Gotten Their Driver’s License!

I'll be honest, when Noah was born pretty everything I knew about Down Syndrome I learned by … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Therapy

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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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Down Syndrome Parenting

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Noah’s First Time To Roll A Ball Back And Forth On The Floor…And The Laugh I Love!

In my last post I mentioned how much joy it brings me to see Noah doing things that typical children do. When we first learned Noah was born with Down … [Read More...]

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What A UK Mother Of A Child With “Down’s Syndrome” Has In Common With American Moms…And How We’re All Like A Bunch Of Balloons!

 **The following is a guest post from Hayley Goleniowska who blogs at Downs Side Up which has been voted the Down Syndrome blog in Europe two years in … [Read More...]

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