Tania Nawazkhan – Big Sister, Big Love

In our final feature honoring World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, we chat with Tania Nawazkhan who represents the Netherlands. She is the proud big sister of Chris Losokola. Chris has Down syndrome and lives in a residential home with a group of his peers. I’m so glad Tania was able to stop by […]

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Katelyn Herrygers – A Mother’s Loving Words For Her Son

We’re back in the United States for our second feature honoring World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. Katelyn Herrygers is a Michigan mom and author of I Am Me, a children’s book inspired by her son, Jameson who has Down syndrome. I’m so happy that Katelyn agreed to share her story with the Beyond […]

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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 […]

Different Dream Blog: The Three Friends Every Caregiver Needs

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Sending out an SOS for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyful but stressful time for many people. This is particularly true for the primary caregiver who is burdened with caregiving responsibilities on top of the seasonal celebrations. The stress often makes it difficult to let go and enjoy time with friends and family.   Here are three “Seasonal Offensive Steps”(SOS) to […]

Sending out an SOS to Caregivers for the Holiday Season

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Catherine’s Teacher Shares Her Unique Experience Raising A Child With Down Syndrome

October is not only Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s also Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I couldn’t let the month pass without acknowledging this cause that’s so close to my heart. This week, we’re featuring Kelly Kile, one of my favorite people and Catherine’s, as well. Along with being Catherine’s teacher, Kelly’s also mom and […]

A mother’s unique Down syndrome story.

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In Honor of National Grandparent’s Day

September 9th was National Grandparent’s Day and I couldn’t let this month pass without remembering and honoring my grandmother, Beaulah, who we affectionately called Annie. For most of my early childhood, she lived across the street from my family and was one of my very first caregivers. Although she was my father’s aunt, she raised […]

National Grandparent's Day

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