The older I get, the faster life zips by. I think I spent half my life hoping time move quicker and now I’m spending it wishing it would slow down.
There has been so much going on. I thought it would be a good time to offer an update from this Down syndrome Mama.
There’s been this.
This kid is six weeks old. He is an exact replica of Parker’s big brother, Rigel. He’s made me a Grandmother and Parker an Uncle. Except I’m not a fan of being called Grandma. That was my mother in law. I’m working on a moniker all my own. Got any ideas?
And this. Parker’s big sister, The Curly Girly is getting married.
Then, unfortunately, quite a bit of this……
Just to make sure that life never gets too boring, we’ve had a bit of this added in. Yeah. How about that low muscle tone with Down syndrome?
Seriously. I need to learn how to live life without blinking. Within even a nano-moment there’s so much to love.
How have YOU been?
PS: In case you thought we forgot about our DoTERRA Wild Orange Giveaway, fret not! As a matter of fact, instead of just one winner, we’ll have two this week! Stay tuned!
I get it. People get nervous around kids with special needs. We don't want to offend. We don't want to feel awkward. Sometimes it's just easier to keep our distance. It really isn't hard though, moving out of this particular safety zone. It can be as simple as saying 'hello' to my child with Down syndrome.
We were leaving the Pediatrician's office today when, as we walked by, a young mom reached out to tell me how cute Parker was. She then smiled at Parker and told him she hoped he felt better soon. No staring at the trach. No staring at the tubing leading to the … [Read More...]
I thought it would be fun to start 2015 off with a fun giveaway! Parker and I will be giving away one 5ml bottle of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil. All you need to do to enter is tell us why you want to win in the comment section below! Easy! We'll pick a winner next Monday!
Don't know how to use doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil? Here are some great ideas!
Ways to use Wild Orange Essential Oil
*Diffuse to lift a bad mood or to help de-stress. Don't have a diffuser? Simply put a drop or two in your hands, rub your hands together, and then cup your hands … [Read More...]
Each January I choose a word that is going to be my word for the next 12 months. I'll write lists of them and then scratch through them as I try to find just the right one to make my focus of the new year. I almost decided on the word renaissance. You know, as in rebirth and rejuvenation. So close. Yet not quite right. A few days ago, as the Blue Eyed Girl and I worked to clean out and organize our pantry, my word came to me: Prepared.
I've always been big on emergency preparedness. Since becoming Mama to Parker the need to be prepared has grown … [Read More...]
I wanted to share a bit of information for ways to use doTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil. There's a reason why it's called the' King' of essential oils! My favorite use? Anxiety! I simply put a drop of this beautiful Frankincense, rub my hands together, and inhale! So calming!
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