A Priceless Gift: Instilling a Sense of Purpose in Our Children

The perfect gift.  Lots of gifts. Gift ideas. Shopping. Hiding. Wrapping. Everyone is in the giving spirit this time of year.  It’s All About those Gifts! Especially for our own children.  I tell you what: when you have 6 kids, getting gifts […]

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Let’s have A Gift Centered Christmas!

Go ahead. . . make it all about the gifts! !!!! Focusing on gifts might be what you’ve been trying to avoid, especially with your little ones. However, I say, “Go right ahead!” As a matter of fact, it will […]

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Thankful For Down Syndrome?

November is a month of Thanksgiving. Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks Always for ALL things. . . So, can one be thankful for a diagnosis of Down Syndrome? As a family with 2 kiddos who have Down Syndrome. We are truly thankful! […]

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Having Siblings With Down Syndrome: What is it Really like?

“Typical” Siblings Have a Rough Life There is an idea out there that siblings of kids with Down Syndrome, or any special needs for that matter, have it tough.  They don’t get as much attention, the focus of the family […]

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Choosing to Homeschool a Special Needs Child

When Rudy, who has Down syndrome,  was born we were already well into our home schooling journey. Our oldest was 9, so we were into our fifth year, yet for some reason that surprised me, many people thought we’d send […]

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People Who Have Down Syndrome Are Unique Individuals In Their Own Right: Part 2

Or: 21 Things about Desi! More Alike than Different.  That is a phrase used a lot in the Down Syndrome community.  Why?  Because pe I discussed in Part 1 how individuals who have Down Syndrome are more like their family members than […]

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The reality of a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

If we are going to talk straight about our diagnosis of Down Syndrome it may not show my best side, so Let’s get this straight from the beginning I love my son.  I fell impossibly, and irrevocably in love with […]

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Toddler Joy in the Home School: Tips to Teaching Your Kids Without Letting the Toddler Destroy the House!

Toddlers are so full of wonder and enthusiasm for life.  They bring us joy. But when we are trying to explain a difficult concept to an older child, or delve into some Biblical wisdom, or even have a nice read […]

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Homemade Play Dough

I learned to make play dough way back in high school, early childhood education class.  It takes only a couple of minutes to make a whole load of it, AND it costs pennies!  You don’t have to worry about the […]

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How I Failed Our Girls In Our Home School . . . (And Why I’d Do It Again)

This is a time of year for us home school mom’s to reflect on past years, while looking ahead to a new year , , , And I have a lot of past years to reflect upon.  With three girls […]

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