So this is a blatant begging post, completely shameless and total begging. It feels really, really awkward and I hate asking, BUT I am going to! I'm Going For A Blogging Award! The Bib Blogging Awards are coming up and I would really, really appreciate it if you would take the time to vote for … Continue reading I am River – Bib Award Nomination
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?”
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
The termination rate of babies with Down syndrome is high. In fact, more pregnancies are ended than continued when a family learns their baby will have that extra chromosome. I don’t judge, never have and never will, and nothing that anyone says to me will change my opinion there. But I do feel that there … Continue reading Down syndrome – Our Truth
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?
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.