We ended up at one of our favorite fall activities. We drove out to a tiny farm town which has a sweet petting zoo, haunted house, corn maze, etc. we go every year, this year we went too early in the season and unfortunately we didn't get to make our annual scare crow, we will have to get creative this year 😊but we had a great time once again. What are your favorite fall activities?
“What makes me happy is having a good life with Down syndrome,” says Kelly Neville, 26, who lives life on the bright side. "Down syndrome means being who I want to be. Everybody has different abilities. I live a life that’s very happy. I have so many friends, and I think of my friends as family.” Kelly and her mom, Karen, started their own jewelry business six years ago toward the end of Kelly’s time at her school’s transition program, since they found it difficult to find the right job fit for Kelly’s skills.
They named their business Special Sparkle, because well, “Sparkly things make up my personality,” Kelly explains. Though most of their sales had been through local craft fairs and home parties, their online business took off this July when Kelly was interviewed by Chris Ulmer of Special Books by Special Kids!
Find out what’s next for this delightful young entrepreneur, who also does yoga, plays Bunco, works part-time at Small Smiles, and has delivered speeches to crowds of up to 500 as an adult self-advocate for the National Association for Down Syndrome! (For more, click link on profile.) #lifeisbetterwithyou#trisomy21#peoplewithds#changingthefaceofbeauty#specialneeds#downsyndrome#downsyndromeawareness#specialneedsawareness#specialsparkle#specialbooksbyspecialkids#downsyndromeisbeautiful#downsyndromerocks#inspiration
Hello Friends at Mamalode, my name is Maria @mommytor_az I will be taking over and share my day with you. I have many titles. I'm a mother, a wife, a writer/author, Down syndrome advocate...the list goes on. I have two precious daughters, a 9 year old Ana Maria who is sweet, loving and kind, she wished and prayed for a sister and then our little Jordan Grace came along, she is 3 and living the beauty of Down syndrome. She is full of life, full of love and full of Worth! I met hubby when I traveled to Canada to stand at a friend's wedding. When we shook hands for the first time I felt electricity and the rest as they say is history. Hope you enjoy meeting my precious little family!
We took family portraits exactly 3 years ago today, one week before his open heart surgery. I remember thinking we need to take family portraits in case he doesn't make it. He was so tiny. He didn't even weigh the necessary 8 pounds yet, but we kept filling his g-tube as much as we could believing in faith that he would make it to 8 pounds and give him the best fighting chance to survive the surgery. Looking at the photos from that day bring up so many emotions, I want to all at once throw up and shout for joy because of what we've walked through and because we walked through to the other side #heartwarrior#elienhancesmylife
It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas presents!! Our little #elfontheshelf is baaaaack, she's suggesting this awesome book "A Princess Wish" by Maria Jordan MacKeigan available on amazon!!! Don't delay buy it today!!! 😊
This is my wonderful little nugget Sophie.❤️lol. We don't know how to take good pictures together yet but we're getting there😂. You bring a part of me out nobody else could. I love you sweet angel😊❤️. #downsyndromeisbeautiful
Today as I dropped her off at school I asked her what she was going to do first, she saw everyone at the play doh table and she said "play doh" very clearly. Her speech is expanding not only daily but seems like throughout the day. I'm so proud of this sweet little lady! 🌸
Some of you may not know this but for work I take care of a little girl with Down Syndrome. October (Down Syndrome Awareness month) is right around the corner so I thought I'd share a few pictures of this precious angel. The love I have for her is crazy. Who would have known a job interview a year and a half ago would have showed me a love I never thought existed. I know not everyone has had the same hands on experience with special needs, but I challenge all of you to have open hearts for them. Don't look away and not make eye contact. Don't laugh at them. Don't be scared of them. They are human also, just an extra chromosome! 💛 Because once you love one, you love them all. And our world needs more love!💋 (rant over... have a good Thursday everyone!)
We didn't know before Dianna's birth that she would be born with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). I remember clearly the doctor lifting her and turning her so her profile was in perfect view. I clearly saw her distinguishing features of T21.
I'm ashamed of my initial thoughts. I didn't think the flat profile of her face was beautiful. I didn't think the nuchal fold at the back of her neck was pretty. She wasn't what I expected!
She still isn't what I expect. She's far better! And I absolutely LOVE her profile. And her neck is simply sweet. She is a beautiful girl, from the inside out and every fiber inbetween.
This doesn't mean I think she's perfect, either. She's sassy (we're working on that) and she's sweet. She's so much like other little girls, but so unique. Like all of us. We're so much alike, but so different.