awareness, Down syndrome, inclusion, Ivy Joy, the lucky few, tribe

Have the Conversation…

A couple months ago, something happened when I took my kids to the park. It was an experience that I have lived from another side. Experiencing it from this side, from the side of a special needs mama, it broke me. When I posted about it on social media, I learned that I was not… Continue reading Have the Conversation…

awareness, Down syndrome, faith, grief, Ivy Joy, milestones, prenatal diagnosis, the lucky few, therapy

When your child with special needs isn’t ‘proving them wrong’…

Bear with my titling of this post... I had a hard time figuring out the right wording. Read on before you judge! Also, this is one of those posts where I am sharing vulnerably. I'm opening myself up and letting people know some of those less than spectacular feelings that hide deep down. Because we… Continue reading When your child with special needs isn’t ‘proving them wrong’…

awareness, Down syndrome, inclusion, Ivy Joy, the lucky few, tribe

World Down Syndrome Day!

The date tomorrow is 3/21... World Down Syndrome Day! This day is officially acknowledged by the United Nations as a day to celebrate, educate, and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome. This particular date was chosen because it signifies the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome that people with Down syndrome have. People celebrate in… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day!