Category Archives: Family

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 “happy, healthy” 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. […]

Sunday I Had The Honor Of….

This past Sunday I had the honor of doing something I love, and that was to speak to other Mamas of children with Down Syndrome at a Women’s Motivational Tea. It was a small, intimate group of women that wanted to be in a room with other Moms who are traveling on the same path […]

Today I Forgive Myself For My Sadness

Today, I find myself in a dark place, a place filled with sadness, frustration, anger and pain! So today, I forgive myself for my sadness! Special Needs Mamas I wrote this for you, for us…FOR ME! Where do I go from here? I can’t seem to find the right words, the right path to help […]

Moving Past the Guilt as A Down Syndrome Mom

I feel this very way right now. As we are working through my son’s IEP and I am reading progress reports. I am sitting here questioning what if I spent more time encouraging my son to read, what if I spent more time doing math problems with him, what if I spent more time playing […]

Day 14: Create Your “Happy” Playlist

Day 14: Create Your “Happy” Playlist and Play It Often So here is Day 14 of “14 Days of Loving Yourself”, and we are talking all about your “Happy” playlist. Yep you know that playlist of the 80’s music (well that is what’s on mine). The music you play when truly no one is around […]

Facebook Live Show #2: “Don’t View Our Kids Through A Deficit Based Lens”

On our 2nd Facebook Live Show, we have a discussion on why we need to help the IEP team and society as a whole, not look at our children through a Deficit-based lens. The way an IEP is designed and implemented to be meaningful, as well as effective is based on which lens the team members use […]

Announcing…..A New Facebook Live Talk Show – Down Right Capable

So excited to share this new collaboration with my friend and parent of an awesome child with Down Syndrome Brian Herndon. We are excited to announce our new Facebook Live Talk Show Down Right Capable Show. This show was created to help change the way others view Down Syndrome, by highlighting their capabilities rather than their disabilities. […]

Marla’s Mentions: Born Just Right

  What an amazing non-profit run by two amazing ladies. A mother/daughter team Jen and Jordan.   Let me tell you a little about what their non-profit is about: Born Just Right’s mission is to build creative solutions that help kids with differences live a more enjoyable life. We believe giving kids design and STEM […]

Moms I Know You Are Tired

Moms I know you are tired

Moms I know you are tired! You are physically and emotionally drained. I know because I am feeling the same way! But I want you to know…. I see you constantly juggling appointments, therapy visits, school meetings and let’s not forget the household chores. I see you sitting in doctor or therapy waiting rooms when […]