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Extraordinary kids, extraordinary compassion

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I picked up the board book Hug, by Jez Alborough, thinking Kyle would appreciate the sweet illustrations of a chimp looking for a hug. Here is the description of the book from Amazon: Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don’t seem to understand. “Hug,” he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals—from the smallest chameleon to… Read more »

Giving Ourselves Some Credit

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Parents of small children: give yourselves a pat on the back. You deserve it. I recently returned from an absolutely wonderful trip visiting my big sister who lives 5 states away. My husband held down the fort with four kids at home so I could go meet my new nephew. Daddy did a wonderful job following all of my detailed… Read more »

The Post-Birth Experience: expectations vs. reality

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“First is the worst, second is the best…” Having school-aged children, I hear that rhyme often. And for me, it has a bit of truth in it when related to my four postpartum experiences. After my first birth, I had to share a room. It borders on barbaric, forcing a woman who just had a baby to share her room… Read more »

Truth: my son’s Down syndrome is not a detriment to his siblings

In thinking about this post, I figured I would go straight to the source and ask my older kids how they feel about having a brother with Down syndrome. The exchange went like this… Katie: I want to write a blog article on what siblings think about having a brother with Down syndrome. E (age 9): You have A BLOG?!!!… Read more »