Mom Hack Thursday – Escaping the Hustle and Bustle of Life and Seeking a Quiet Place

Mom Hack Thursday – Escaping the Hustle and Bustle of Life and Seeking a Quiet Place

Remember when you were in college and you got a “spring break?” I distinctly remember those days as some of my favorite – amidst the hustle and bustle of midterm exams, part-time jobs, friends, and obligations, I was always very grateful for an extended period…

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…

Ode to Kinderfrogs

Ode to Kinderfrogs

Some context…the Kinderfrogs KTPA Fundraiser – 2016 I have a little bit of a crush.  Actually, it’s a bit more than just a crush.  Back in the summer of 2013, I fell in love.  I was head over heels for a little newborn baby named…

FriendAbility:  A Tale of Two Down syndrome Diagnoses

FriendAbility: A Tale of Two Down syndrome Diagnoses

Got a little story for ya Ags! And if you’re not an Ag, I’ve still got a little story for ya. Once upon a time a young 18-year-old named Cara, embarked on one of the greatest adventures of her life – college. Young Cara spent…

Confessions of a Rockin Mom #21:  Fear of early genetic testing

Confessions of a Rockin Mom #21: Fear of early genetic testing

In this confession I’m going to address prenatal testing with one caveat — this post is NOT, I repeat NOT, meant to stir up personal and political opinions related to pro-life/pro-choice issues. If anyone comments as such, your remarks will be deleted. Here goes. When…

Confessions of a Rockin mom #16:  Fear of the unknown

Confessions of a Rockin mom #16: Fear of the unknown

For the first year of Everett’s life I spent a lot of time and emotion worrying about him. At night as I was falling asleep, I would worry. When I woke up, the worry would begin again. And I would worry and pray all the…

Confessions of a Rockin mom #15:  Fear of inclusion in bible class

Confessions of a Rockin mom #15: Fear of inclusion in bible class

Bible class is a big deal to us, especially for our children. I have the greatest memories of bible class, VBS, youth group activities & church camps, from when I was growing up. I’ve always hoped and prayed that both of my children would build…

Confessions of a Rockin mom #8:  Waiting on karyotype results

Confessions of a Rockin mom #8: Waiting on karyotype results

I posted a while back about a book I recently read called “The Circle Maker.” It’s a great book that addresses the power of prayer. I’ve always believed in the power of individual and collective prayer, and I’ll have to confess, in the days leading…