It wasn't so long ago that babies with Down syndrome were immediately placed into institutions, and hidden away from society like dirty little secrets. They were viewed as something so terrible that shutting them away was viewed as the best option. But not anymore. NOT ANY MORE!!! Now we get to share our children with the … Continue reading This is why we choose to share our children on social media
Two families with Down syndrome members, but only one will be remembered
Back last year I witnessed two families within days of each other, and each one stuck in my mind for very different reasons. It really got me thinking about public perceptions of life with Down syndrome and why they feel that it’s so terrible. It made me realise that although unfairly, our actions in public … Continue reading Two families with Down syndrome members, but only one will be remembered
What parents of children with Down syndrome really want you to hear.
I wanted to put something together to give new parents of a child with Down syndrome some hope. I googled frantically when River was diagnosed and all I really wanted to read was that everything was going to be ok! And it is going to be ok, honestly. Being told that your child has Down … Continue reading What parents of children with Down syndrome really want you to hear.