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.   

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Open your hearts this Christmas

  Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. – Janice Maeditere Save our inspirational quotes to motivate and inspire you through your journey.   

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Best Stocking Stuffers on a Budget

Hanging stockings is something we enjoy every year for the holiday season. On Catherine’s second Christmas, I pulled out stockings I purchased long before Merle and I had children and monogrammed the names for both girls on them. Christina was so excited when she saw the stockings that she accidentally pulled down all the decorations […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Caregivers

2018 Holiday Gift Guide Have you been looking for a way to show gratitude to that special caregiver? Take a look at a few of my favorites on this year’s Gift Guide. It offers a little respite and comfort with a taste of nostalgia, but most of all a reminder of how much you appreciate […]

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When Friends Become Family

There’s a very popular quote that reads: Friends are the family you choose for yourself. I truly believe this because the three amazing women you’re about to meet started off as friends to Merle and myself, but have since become an integral and important part of our lives. They each support us in their own […]

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