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Friday, March 30th, 2018

 

To the Dads Facing a New Down Syndrome Diagnosis, From Another Dad

It’s a familiar story. We’ve all seen the tropes play out in movies and on tv shows: The jock dad who has a book worm son. The corporate-minded parent with the free-spirited child. The parent who expects their child will go to college, but whose child is not interested in academics. It’s familiar because it’s reality. We aren’t in control of what our kids will be like. I certainly did not plan for my son to have Down syndrome. I did not expect for him to be developmentally delayed. IRead More


To the Dads Facing a New Down Syndrome Diagnosis, From Another Dad

My son is 2 years old. He has Down syndrome, so we have been teaching him sign language to help with his communication. He has learned quite a few signs, which he can competently use. Verbally, he only says a couple of words right now. One of them is my name. And he says it a lot. “Dad-dee! Dad-dee!” That’s what I heard when I walked through the front door after work yesterday. I often hear it when I am on the phone with my wife and he realizes I’m the personRead More


5 Things You Need To Know About Loving An Empath

Empaths are highly sensitive souls who are easily misunderstood. They are sensitive, giving, loving, and at times, extremely anxious. An empath craves love but also needs alone time. They cry on the drop of a dime, see things that no one else can see or sense, and a few other quirks. HERE ARE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVING AN EMPATH: 1. EMPATHS NEED TO BE IN RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE HONEST AND TRUTHFUL. These people have high sensory levels and can sense things that most cannot. If they feelRead More


5 Things You Need To Know About Loving An Empath

3. EMPATHS FEEL MORE THAN WHAT THEY CAN VERBALIZE. These sensitive creatures are born with an ability to feel things before they can even logically make sense of the feelings. Loving an empath can be rewarding because they live on touch, sound, and other senses. Unfortunately, what they know doesn’t always have a logical explanation. They can be incredible accurate in their information but not be able to tell you how they picked up on it. If you are in a relationship with this type of personality be sure toRead More


Mom and Baby With Down Syndrome Mail Letter to Doctor Who Suggested Abortion

“Every action, from opening and closing the mailbox to raising the red flag, was closure for me,” Baker said. “I have no idea how the doctor might have reacted to my letter, but I do have faith that God can work any miracle and he can change any heart.” The letter read: Dear Doctor, A friend recently told me of when her prenatal specialist would see her child during her sonograms, he would comment, “He’s perfect.” Once her son was born with Down syndrome, she visited that same doctor. HeRead More