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Our 1 Year Old Travels To New York City As A Down Syndrome Advocate!

We were excited to learn that the National Down Syndrome Society wanted to feature our little boy’s picture in a special video to be shown in the heart of Times Square to kick off the New York City Buddy Walk, and help rise awareness about Down syndrome!

I’ve already mentioned how much I enjoy New York, and especially Times Square…so this was a particularly  special parenting moment for me. (In fact, I’m such a fan of NYC that this was actually his second time to go…and he’s only one year old!)

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Yelp. This Is My All Time Favorite Sound.

One of my favorite things about our home is how much laughter fills it. I love laughter. And I especially love hearing the sweet sound of our one year old laughing!

I can’t get enough of hearing this little boy laugh. I could seriously listen to what your about to hear on this video ALL. DAY. LONG. Click play on the video below to hear for yourself. Warning: it’s contagious!

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Our Little Man Is Learning To Stand!

Noah is seriously one of the hardest working one year olds I know! He works so hard at his physical therapy appointments, and I can’t even guess how much time he has spent doing treadmill training. And while he’s sitting up on his own, and inch worming like a boss, he isn’t quite ready to walk or stand up on his own quite yet.

But he’ll get there.

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We’re T-Minus 23 Days Until Our World Changes Forever!

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! It’s hard to believe we’re only three weeks(!) away from meeting our second child, Jaxten Carl Smith! It seems like only yesterday Noah learned he was a big brother, and we [Read More…]…

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 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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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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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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