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I Love Hearing Noah Sing the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme Song!

As Noah has gotten older, it’s been a lot of fun hearing his speech develop. We’re big fans of sign language in our household (in fact, it’s how Noah said his first sentence) but it’s also been fun hearing Noah move from sign language to speaking verbally. As you can hear in the video below, [Read More…]…

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A Very, Merry Christmas, 2017.

I’m writing this blog post with a full heart and a quite house. After a great day of spending time with as a family (including my mom and brother who came up to hang out with us today), all of our children are asleep, and my wife and I are just hanging out on the [Read More…]…

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To My Children (One Day), This Is What Happened When You Went to Sleep on Christmas Eve

To my sweet sons, I love watching your excitement and sense of wonder for Christmas. It was so much fun watching you get cookies and milk ready for Santa Claus, and carrots for his reindeer. You are now sound asleep. You can’t wait to wake up and see all of the loot that Santa left [Read More…]…

When Christmas Isn’t What You Expected

A little over seven years ago we were surprised to learn, ten days before Christmas, that our first born son was going to be born with Down syndrome. (You can read his birth story here.) We had absolutely no idea that Noah was going to be born with Down syndrome, and (candidly) having a child [Read More…]…

Down Syndrome Resources

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He Came Down | A Story of Hope

My wife recently told me about a video she came across produced by "Speak Life." The video shows a … [Read More...]

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Amy Wright, Owner of “Bitty & Beau’s Coffee” Wins 2017 CNN’s Hero of the Year

I received a notification on my phone this evening notifying me that CNN's 2017 Hero of the Year is … [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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Down Syndrome Parenting

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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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