Why my answer to this question will be a lie – “Didn’t you have the test?”

As a mum of a child with Down syndrome, I think one of the worst questions a stranger can ask is: “Didn’t you have the test?” This is not a question that you should ever ask anyone that you’ve never even met, but have randomly bumped into one day. Honestly, it happens. I’ve heard stories … Continue reading Why my answer to this question will be a lie – “Didn’t you have the test?”

Why for us, honesty is the best policy – talking to siblings about Down syndrome

Quite often within the Down syndrome online community I hear the question, “how and when should I tell my children that their sibling has Down syndrome?” I guess there isn’t a right or wrong answer, and in no way is what I write here judgmental or preachy in any way. I know some families think … Continue reading Why for us, honesty is the best policy – talking to siblings about Down syndrome

Oshkosh’s First Model with Down Syndrome – where is Asher now?

I’m sure you all remember a few years back, when little baby Asher took the internet by storm. I know I certainly do. Our blog was in the beginning stages and River hadn’t long been diagnosed with Downs syndrome, when this beautiful little boy kept popping up on my screen. He was just mesmerizing, and … Continue reading Oshkosh’s First Model with Down Syndrome – where is Asher now?

To my son with Down syndrome, on your first day of preschool.

I have no idea how time has flown by so fast, but this morning you woke up as a preschooler. Form newborn to school in the blink of an eye! And you re so, so ready for this. You really are. Your mother on the other hand, not so much. You see, you’ve been right … Continue reading To my son with Down syndrome, on your first day of preschool.