Our Feature on the Different Dream Blog

I’m excited to be featured on the Different Dream Blog! Thanks to Jolene Philo for allowing me to share the story of how I surrounded myself with the three friends I think every caregiver needs. The Different Dream blog provides advice, resources, and encouragement for parents of kids with special needs, as well as caregivers for […]

Supporting Caregivers

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Awareness in the Month of February

Awareness gives us the ability to be conscious of events and an opportunity to recognize outstanding efforts. February offers opportunities to build awareness and support for many causes that mean a great deal to my family. They are American Heart Month, Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (February 7-14) and Black History Month. As I look […]

Anchored Inspiration

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Notre Dame School Open House

Education for children with special needs can feel like a maze for parents. We often find ourselves looking for a solution to suit a number of challenges and sometimes cannot find it all in one place. Our children can face learning difficulties, developmental delay, social challenges or physical limitations. The right school is consequential in […]

Resources and Guides

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Caregivers

2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide If you’re looking for that distinct gift to make your caregiver feel special on Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a few favorites that are sure not to disappoint. Caregivers give their best selves to your loved ones and tend to put their own needs last. Their dedication is very much appreciated. […]

Resources and Guides

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In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Save our inspirational quotes to motivate and inspire you through your journey.   

Anchored Inspiration

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Insurance Coverage and the Lessons We’ve Learned

What do you mean it’s Not Covered?  As we prepared for Catherine’s first surgery, we were diligent with our insurance coverage and contacted our health plan to ensure the hospital, heart surgeon, cardiologist and medications were all covered. Imagine our surprise when we found out that the pediatric intensive care unit for the very hospital […]

Resources and Guides

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Benefit Cosmetics first brand ambassador with Down syndrome

Kate Grant, 20, made makeup history last week when Benefit Cosmetics tapped the model to promote their new Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner, making Grant the first brand ambassador with Down syndrome the beauty brand has ever hired. “She is paving the way for people coming behind her,” her mom, Deidre, told Metro in an interview. “Kate is aware of […]

In the News

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How to Connect, Push and Relax in the New Year

Each year the average person makes at least one New Year’s resolution. The challenge comes with maintaining the resolution throughout the year. The holidays are coming to a close and you may have had a short reprieve with family and friends nearby. As the primary caregiver, it’s now time to pick up the mantle once […]

Resources and Guides

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Catherine’s Milestone 13th Birthday

This month, Catherine turned thirteen years old.  We think it is a pretty significant birthday. Over the years we’ve celebrated many milestones such as her first, fifth and tenth birthdays. This year was special because we now have a teenager in our home for the second time. Our hopes for Catherine in the years to […]

Navigating Daily Life

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Our Family’s Christmas Traditions

I love, love, love Christmas. When people say, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” it truly is for me. Back when I was a graduate student, I rented a room from a wonderful woman named Patsy who always made Christmas such an amazing experience. I’d sit on her sofa, happily watching her decorate the […]

Finding Your Way

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