Open Letter To My Neurotypical Daughter

I breathed a bit easier on the day you were born. From my over-stretched, worn-out belly you emerged, with a mezzo-soprano scream. You were my rainbow baby, almost 2 years after my miscarriage. When I heard the Doctor say, “She’s fine”, I felt at ease. It wasn’t that I feared Down Syndrome, it was that […]

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5 Ways To Relieve Your Stress & Anxiety NOW!

The other day, I stopped by a Convenience Clinic to get Tayler’s (my oldest daughter) blood tested.  (She has been diagnosed with hyperinsulinemia, so I try to keep a watch on her numbers.)  Although Tayler has an awesome primary care doctor, I absolutely love the idea of being able to stop by a clinic without […]

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6 Anxiety Myths- Debunked

Growing up in the South, I would often hear the phrase, “Ugh, you’re getting on my nerves” or “Oh, my nerves are bad.” I always wondered what “nerves” were.  I knew that “nerves” were a consequence of feeling “nervous”, but I was always confused. When I took my college neuropsychology course, I learned that the […]

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To the Special Needs Stepparent in My Life

I’m pretty sure Joseph was the first stepparent. He seemed to be pretty awesome. I would guess that on Christmas Day/Jesus’s birth, Joseph lovingly supported Mary, stepped up to the plate and did what needed to be done, like so many stepparents do. If I could tell my husband, the stepparent to my child with Down syndrome, […]

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