Returning to the Everyday Experiences We Lost During COVID-19

In early August of 2019, we surprised my mom and went home to celebrate her 80th birthday with my family. A few months later, we made plans to return in the spring of 2020. With COVID-19 and the shutdown, we were not able see my parents or my husband’s mom for almost 2 years. We’ve […]

Returning to the Everyday Experiences We Lost During COVID-19

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Summer Gardening Fun for Kids

It’s summer and our kiddos are home for another short break. Once we’ve exhausted summer camps, swimming lessons, vacation bible school and family vacation, we still have time left on the calendar to fill up with activities. If you’re looking for an educational project that’s proven to be tons of fun, consider planting a garden […]

Summer Gardening Fun for Kids

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Mother’s Day: How to Show Support to Moms of Special Needs Children

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021, and I am flooded with memories of my first Mother’s Day with Catherine – May 14, 2006. A week prior, she had undergone heart surgery and was in critical condition. Doctors had placed her in a medically induced coma to manage her challenges with pulmonary hypertension. Celebrating Mother’s Day […]

Mother’s Day: How to Show Support to Mom's of Special Needs Children

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Sisterly Love, Simply the Best

National Siblings Day was officially on April 10th, but I think it should be celebrated every day, which is why I’m excited and a bit biased about our featured profile this week. From the moment Catherine was born, Christina has been a loving and devoted big sister and I thank God every day that I […]

Sisterly Love, Simply the Best

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Magnusmode promotes independence for people with cognitive disabilities

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, we’re featuring, Nadia Hamilton, founder and president of Magnusmode, a company that provides assistive technology to people with autism and cognitive disabilities. I’m so excited Nadia was able to stop by and share her story.  Lillian Magnusmode’s origin story dates all the way back to the late eighties […]

Magnusmode Promotes Independence For People With Autism And Cognitive Disabilities.

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What Did I Learn about Myself?

As we continue to move through what seems like the fourth quarter of this challenging pandemic, we must answer to the year that has asked so much from us.  What did I learn about myself? The quarantine at home allowed me to evaluate how I used my time on a daily basis. My answers really […]

What Did I Learn about Myself?

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World Down Syndrome Day 2021

It’s here…World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st! We’re celebrating as a family that has lived with Down syndrome and we’re thankful for the opportunity to bring awareness of this naturally occurring condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome.  Most individuals have 23 pairs of chromosomes for a total of 46. […]

World Down Syndrome Day 2021

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What I Learned in 2020

What did you learn in 2020? This is an important question to ask of ourselves. It is so vital to answer so you can create a path forward. We all had challenges that can lead to outcomes with long–term positive impact. Here are three things I learned from the world around me. Gratitude We took […]

What I Learned in 2020

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself During Challenging Times

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer,” from author Zora Neal Hurston, is suitable for the season we are in right now. It was this time last year where we began to see our lives convert into what some may describe as the twilight zone. A pandemic emerged and engulfed our lives […]

Fail-safe tips to Connect, Push and Relax in the New Year

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Catherine’s 15th Birthday

Catherine is 15! I am still pinching myself and I cannot believe how fast the time passed. Where is that little girl who barely weighed 10 pounds at a year old and struggled to survive in her very early years? Well she’s still going and enjoying the milestones of life.Her birthday falls on the last […]

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