Have You Considered Creating “Couples Goals” for 2020?

Well the new decade has begun, and if you are like a lot of people you write down goals for the new year. Whether they are personal or business related people want something to strive for in 2020. I personally haven’t gotten to my business goals yet, because I want to make sure that I […]

Why Inclusion is Necessary

Inclusion is good for everyone! The are so many benefits to inclusion not only for children with special needs and their families, but for all children. Children learn from each other, that is why all parents push for socialization at any age, but partiularly when they are younger. So besides the obvious reasons like developing […]

Giving Our Kids The Tools To Learn To Cook Independently

As a Mom of a son age 13 years old with Down Syndrome, I am always thinking of ways to help him become more independent. One of the areas of life skills that I want to start focusing on is “cooking”. You can see in the video below we were just having fun making pizza, […]

What Us Moms of Children With Down Syndrome Want You To Know

WE BELLEVE OUR CHILDREN HAVE POTENTIAL… to learn new things with our help. That’s why we are not afraid to grab their hand and show them how, no matter their age! We are their teachers, their therapists, their cheerleaders, their coaches and we will never stop showing them how to live their life with endless […]

IEP TIP: Brain Dump Your Concerns

If you have a child that is on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) I am sure with the new school year starting, your stress levels are at an all time high. With a new school year your child may be dealing with: new teachers new routines and maybe even new students All of these can […]

Great Self-Control Book for Kids and Parents

Now that Labor Day is behind us and we are all in school mode, I wanted to share with all of you a great resource that I have been using with my son steps for self-control. We know that getting up in the morning can be difficult for all of us, but when your child […]

Today I Am Scared, But I Choose To Be Brave

๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐! I read this today in the book I am reading “100 Days to Brave” by Annie Downs. Moms I know you are scared, I am too! I am scared when my son heads off to school in the morning. Will he get there safely, will people be […]

Back To School Tips for A Good Start to the School Year

It’s “Back To School” season, and we all want to start the year off on a good foot, so how can we do that? Here are some great tips for a great start to your school year: Start Routine Early Some kids can handle getting back to the โ€œschool routineโ€ just a week or so […]

Bus and Bus Stop Safety Tips for Your Child As We Head Back To School

Bus and bus stop safety is just something we need to educate our children on every year as they head “back to school”. Safety in school is a concern for all parents. But what about on the way to and from school? Many parents send their children off to school on buses or other means […]

Congratulations Mom – Welcome to the Wonderful World of Motherhood!

congratulations welcome to motherhood

As a first-time Mom, I was all consumed with what I wanted my idea of motherhood to look like. I envisioned my โ€œhappy, healthyโ€ family on vacation, playing in the backyard, cheering on my son or daughters school activities, as we all do when we find out we are having a child, especially first-time Moms. […]