Archives for August 2012

Noah Makes His Prime Time Debut!

It’s amazing how fast news travels in this day of everyone-and-their-grandmother-is-on-Facebook, but man oh man is it ever true. Literally overnight news organizations around the world were contacting us about the Target post that went viral. (There were even stories written in foreign languages published about it, it was seriously unbelievable!)

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6 Tips for Holding and Positioning an Infant with Down Syndrome

[This post is a part of the “New Parent Guide To Down Syndrome” blog series. Be sure to check out the other posts!]

“Watch their head” has a whole new meaning when handling most infants with Down syndrome. You may have noticed that your child with Down syndrome feels a bit different in your arms than a typical child. Hypotonia effects every muscle from the neck, abs, and even the mouth. It is not necessarily muscle weakness but a decrease in tone.

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How One Blog Post Helped Millions Learn About Down Syndrome And Changed My Life Forever

I believe there are a handful of events that occur in a person’s life that changes them forever. We’re pretty confidant we’d recognize these events the movement they happen. In some cases we will, but more often than not we won’t. In fact, we may not fully understand how one of these events has changed our life until long after the event occurs. These events often camouflage themselves in the routine. In the normal everyday things we do, day in and day out.

It was during the course of one of these normal, everyday, activities that I was blindsided by an event that changed my life, and the life’s of thousands of others. Forever.

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Check Out Thrive Magazine's Article About Our Family, Our Story, And Why Your Story Matters!

Thrive magazine contacted my wife a few months ago asking if we would be interested in doing an interview with them for their “Mom Next Door” series.

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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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