About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.

The Hyatt Regency Austin: A GREAT Hotel for Families and Kids!

(Please note: We were provided lodging and other compensation from The Hyatt Regency Austin. However, our kids still had a blast! Read on to learn more about our stay.) To kick off the summer we jumped in the car and headed to Austin for a weekend stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Our family always enjoys visiting [Read More…]…

A Birthday Weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX

(Please note: We were provided lodging and other compensation from Great Wolf Lodge. However, our kids still had a blast! Read on to learn more about our stay.) This past weekend our family had the opportunity to have some fun and celebrate Jaxten (Noah’s younger brother) turning five years old at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX. [Read More…]…

How to Help Your Family Be Internet Awesome with These Free Tools From Google.

(This is a sponsored post. I was invited to this event as part of Forward Influence and received compensation for going to this event and sharing about my experience. However, as a parent of three boys who live in a world surrounded by technology I’m passionate about the topic of helping my children grow up to be [Read More…]…

Join Us at OneLife LA!

In 2015 our family had the privilege of being a part of OneLife LA, a pro-life march and program in the LA area! We had the opportunity to share some of our story, which you can view below. Today we will be marching again, and also giving an update on our story! Since the late [Read More…]…

Introducing Hope Story! (Our Attempt at Changing the World!)

NOTE: This post is going to be a bit on a longer side, but it’s important. I want to encourage you to please take the time to read it all. Thanks! The Problem(s) When Noah was born over 7 years ago, we had a negative experience with our OB/GYN. As we’ve interacted with families of children [Read More…]…

We started a non-profit to help bring hope to others!

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