Update from a Down syndrome Mama

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 […]

Saying hello to my child with Down syndrome

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 […]

Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara and an Extension Activity

I love this time of year.  I love bringing up the Halloween books and hanging out with Parker as we sit and read and read and read.  Today’s book extension activity is a fun book,  Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara, and Parker has a fun extension activity to share too! Notice the colors […]

Increasing Fine Motor Skills Using Sticker Books

Parker does not like to write.  Holding a pencil has got to be one of his lease favorite activities. The solution?  Increasing fine motor skills and over all hand strength.  A never ending quest at our house. Note:  For your convenience I’ve included Amazon affiliate links.  When you shop through these links, Parker receives a […]

Special Needs Homeschooling , Blenderized Diets and more.

We are counting down the days until a new school year here at the Hodson’s.  The Blue Eyed Girl will be a (gasp!) Junior, The Curly Girly has just been hired on as an Intern with her very own special needs classroom.  Reed is busy getting his school ready for a new year, and I’m […]

Aborting Babies Because of Down syndrome.

It was feeling as though there were some in the world getting the message.  A life with Down syndrome is a life worth living.  I’ve watched as the statistics began a slow decent into lower percentages.  Where it was once reported that 90% of all prediagnosed fetuses with Down syndrome were aborted,  now the reports […]