Month: February 2017

The Mama Mix – 5 Tips for a Healthy Work/Life Mix

The Mama Mix – 5 Tips for a Healthy Work/Life Mix

A new mom with a precious newborn baby boy with DS recently asked me what it was like to return to work after Everett born and, “How did you find the perfect work/life balance?” I struggled to answer this question because….spoiler alert — there isn’t…

God only gives special children to special people…

God only gives special children to special people…

Have you ever heard this phrase before?  — “God only gives special children to special people.”  I have.  Too many times, actually.  That seemed to be a “go to” response when we broke the news of Everett’s diagnosis to friends and family after he was…

5 Things All New Parents of a Baby with Down syndrome Should Know

5 Things All New Parents of a Baby with Down syndrome Should Know

5 Things All New Parents of a Baby with Down syndrome Should Know — Mainly, It’s Going to Be Okay!

I recall a lot…I mean a lot…of irrational fears that I experienced in those crucial moments right after Everett was born and diagnosed.  No mother deserves to be slapped in the face with the intense fear and guilt that I experienced in those immediate hours and days.  If there is one thing I would like to accomplish with this blog (there are several, actually, but if I had to narrow it down to one…), it would be to ease the unnecessary fears that many new parents experience after learning of their new baby’s Down syndrome diagnosis. Everett received a postnatal diagnosis, but I would imagine those who experience a prenatal diagnosis might grapple with some of the same concerns and fears I address below.  So, regardless of whether the diagnosis came before or after your baby’s birth, here are 5 things all new parents of a baby with Down syndrome should know.

A cute photo of newborn Everett with a cute expression on his face.

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