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Introducing Koen Breckin Smith

I’m about six weeks late in writing this post, but I want to officially introduce all of our blog readers to Noah and Jaxten’s new baby brother, Koen Breckin Smith! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were welcoming into the world our second child, Jaxten, but here we are with our third [Read More…]…

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A Letter to Noah’s First Grade Teacher On His First Day of School

The following is a letter my wife wrote Noah’s first-grade teacher on his first day of school. She also wrote one for his first day of Kindergarten as well if you’d like to check it out. Dear Ms. [XXX,] We are very excited to be a part of your class this year, especially with your [Read More…]…

Ice, Ice, (We’re Having a) Baby!

It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since we announced that Noah was a big brother…the first time. Boy, does time fly! We are excited to announce that we will get to meet child number three this October! (October 25th if all goes as planned.) A few weeks ago we had the chance to surprise [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 of a child with Down syndrome I’m hyper aware anytime a see someone with Down syndrome, especially when they are working. It encourages me!) As I was getting my [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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