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Interview Your Pediatrician

When we were getting ready for our daughter to arrive almost two years ago, we asked around for some recommendations for a pediatrician. I had read some articles that suggested interviewing  them. So, trying to be good pre-parents, we did what we “should do”, we interviewed.  Thankfully we were a one and done interview as […]

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Helping Kids Understand Down Syndrome

When Kennedy was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome, one of the first things we did was ask about ways to explain Down syndrome to our then 7 year old nephew and 10 year old niece. It is important to us that they understand what Down syndrome is and more importantly what it may mean […]

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I’m Sorry for Mom-Judging

I’m going to admit something. Something that I’m pretty ashamed of. Something that I would love to take back. Something that I have learned from a million times over. Here is goes… When I was a single gal who thought that she was never going to have children (by choice), I totally mom judged. The […]

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Life Lessons from a One Year Old

When I was pregnant, I came up with a wish list for my daughter. It included things like making mistakes, being fiercely independent, and standing for something. You can see the entire list here. The day that Kennedy was born was a whirlwind: emergency C-section (after 36 hours of induction), being told that she had […]

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