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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 Amy Write, the owner of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Shop. I don’t specifically remember hearing of Amy Wright, or Bitty & Beau’s before tonight, but I’m glad I (and millions of other people) have heard of her [Read More…]…

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The Best Birthday Gifts Don’t Come From a Store

Noah’s 7th birthday was on Friday days ago, but because Friday was a school day, we ended up having his official birthday party the day after. (Check out the letter I wrote him for his 7th birthday.) We had his birthday party at an entertainment complex near where we live called Main Event, which is one [Read More…]…

The Epic List of the Best Board Games for Kids | 2017

As Noah has gotten older (at the time of this blog post he’s 7!) it’s been fun to watch him grow in his comprehension of how things work. The types of toys he enjoys playing with these days are more developed, and he’s even begun to enjoy playing board games! We tried playing games like [Read More…]…

A Letter to My Son on His 7th Birthday

Noah, It’s hard to believe your seven years old today! I can remember in vivid detail the moment I heard our pediatrician say those words, “he has features consistent with Trisomy 21.” I had no idea what life was going to be like raising a child with Down syndrome. I was a new parent. I had no [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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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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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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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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