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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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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Catherine’s Truths

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. What a wonderful time to shine a light on and celebrate the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome. In our family, we advocate daily for my daughter Catherine with hopes of fostering inclusion and enlightening others about the unique personalities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. There are […]

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The Power of Ten Seconds

We are roughly seven weeks into the school year and I am sure my mornings are no different from any other parent when it comes to getting your kids out of bed. The first few days of school whisked in with an aura of newness where they popped out of bed at the crack dawn. […]

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My Self-Care Journey

To me, self-care is like putting on a life jacket before you jump in the water; it’s an absolute necessity to keep you afloat during turbulent times. I’ll be the first to admit, I didn’t always practice self-care. After Catherine was born, she was my main priority; supporting Christina and Merle was next and my […]

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