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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Navigating Daily Life

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A Caregiver Discovers God’s Care in the Midst of Chaos

Please tell us your name and a little about yourself.  My husband, John, and I live in Raleigh, NC where he is the Director of the Raleigh Rescue Mission.  The RRM is a ministry that seeks to Rescue, Renew and Restore homeless individuals to a relationship with Christ and move them on to full employment, […]

Finding Your Way

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5 Tips for Selecting a Home Care Agency

Providing care for a loved one is a huge responsibility. As our loved ones age or circumstances warrant, it may be increasingly important to invest wisely in supplementary care. It is even more daunting when you have to consider a home care agency.   When preparing to make the decision to hire someone to care for […]

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Resources and Guides

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Eleven-Year-Old Channels His Grief Into Advocacy

November is Children’s Grief Awareness month and I couldn’t have found a more deserving person to be featured than Bryce Fields. After losing his younger sister in a tragic car accident, Bryce channeled his pain and grief by writing a book with his grandfather that addresses the grieving process from a child’s point of view.  […]

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Finding Your Way

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Doubly Blessed, Twice Chosen

“Sometimes, someone comes into your life expectantly, takes your heart by surprise and changes your life forever”.  In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month, we are featuring a remarkable mom of four teenage daughters. Gayle embodies this quote as she shares her story on Beyond the Waiting Room of being blessed twice with daughters with […]

Finding Your Way

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Words Have Power

Welcome to Down Syndrome Awareness Month. This is a wonderful time for us to celebrate individuals who share a unique diagnosis. We rejoice in making the greater population aware of the fulfilling lives of our family members in the Down syndrome community. We also strive to make you aware of encounters that are not so […]

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Navigating Daily Life

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Virtual Therapy Tips from a Therapist

Catherine has taken occupational, speech or physical therapy since she was 3 months old. Therapy sessions have helped her blossom and overcome many challenges. With the onset of COVID-19, safe practices and social distancing supported the need to shift to virtual therapy sessions. Over the past few months, many of you have asked about Catherine’s […]

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Back to School

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Tips To Get You Ready for Your Next Virtual Doctor’s Visit

Telemedicine is a growing trend and many of us opt for this type of care. This is especially true in the midst of COVID-19. Every member of our family has had a virtual appointment with a health professional in the past year. If you are considering telemedicine, here are a few steps to help you […]

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COVID-19 Frontline

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Tips from a Veteran Homeschool Educator on Virtual Learning

School is back in session and many of us are starting the year with virtual learning. As a parent, you’ve been called on to facilitate your child’s education in a distinctive manner. You may feel a bit uneasy and unsure about taking on this task. Beyond the Waiting Room connected with homeschool veteran, Lauree Iedema […]

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COVID-19 Frontline

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Celebrating 10 years of Giving Back as a Family

Our family celebrates 10 years of giving back to Braswell Child Development Center  http://www.braswellkids.com/ We have a long standing relationship with Braswell that dates back to Christina’s formative years where she spent summer camp at the center. Catherine later attended as a student in their early child development program. We started serving just one family and […]

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Back to School

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