Therapist Recommended Gifts for Toddlers with Down Syndrome

As the holidays approach, and family starts asking for Christmas lists, the question of what toys are most beneficial for Hannah comes to mind. This year, I decided to ask her occupational therapist, as well as her speech and language therapist which toys they felt would be most beneficial for her age group. I received … More Therapist Recommended Gifts for Toddlers with Down Syndrome

5 Essentials to Survive the Hospital Stay For Your Child’s Open Heart Surgery

It’s been almost 6 months since Hannah’s open heart surgery, so I’ve had some time to reflect on our hospital stay and how I survived it. We were inpatient for 5 days, went home for 9, and were then re-admitted due to pleural effusions for another 5 days. Even with our re-admission, we had a … More 5 Essentials to Survive the Hospital Stay For Your Child’s Open Heart Surgery

Programs Every Special Needs Parent Should Know About (Because You’re Paying for Them!)

One of the most overwhelming things we’ve had to deal with so far is learning about all of the resources available to us through the county and state. I feel like every time I speak with someone new I learn about a new program. Some benefits we qualify for, and some we don’t, but I … More Programs Every Special Needs Parent Should Know About (Because You’re Paying for Them!)