Tag: special needs parenting

Why YOU Should Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

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My son has Down Syndrome. You know it the instant you see his face. His gray almond-shaped eyes beam when he sees Elmo and Mickey...

Things to Do in Des Moines in February

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Family Valentine Ideas If picking out Valentine's Day cards and gifts brings more anxiety than joy, may we suggest an alternative: Family Fun Day! We...

I’m Just Like You

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I'm just like you. I have two eyes, two ears, and walk on two feet. I have a strong opinion and do everything I...

A Letter from My Unborn Son, with Down Syndrome

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When I was 11 weeks pregnant, I received a Down Syndrome diagnosis for my unborn son. My world came to a screeching halt. It...

Why We Love the Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center

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My oldest child, Lucy, was a toddler when we learned she had some developmental delays. After evaluations with a variety of professionals, she received...

Prematurity Awareness: How Two Became One Miracle

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I will never forget the look on my husband’s face when we were in the doctor’s office for our first appointment after we found...

My Child with Down Syndrome is a Blessing, Not a Burden

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Mothering a child with Down syndrome has taken me on the most beautifully winding road. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I want you...

Why Every Child Needs a Timer

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I firmly believe every child needs a timer (or 4 if you are my son). During the early years, timers were a life saver...

Meet Kayla Craig

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I'm Kayla Craig, and I'm thrilled to join Des Moines Moms Blog team as project coordinator and contributor. After five years away from the Des Moines...

5 Tips To Make Your Child’s Next Dentist Visit All Smiles

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How great would it be to take your kid to the dentist and leave with nothing but smiles? We aren't quite there yet, but after 4...