Don't panic! He's just a non-verbal fournager.

In two days we go for the peanut's ASD assessment. This will be the first time that he has been evaluated by a professional who can (hopefully) tell us if his speech/language delay is in the normal range, or if it is part of a larger developmental problem....more

Becoming a Confident Mother

Joining Stephanie over at Wife Mommy Me for Mom Talk Tuesdays Her topic: Becoming A Confident Mother...more

“Hi, Mom! Did you have a nice day?”

Many of you may know that DC is obsessed with food. He has breakfast and he is already worried about lunch. After lunch we move on to:“Dinner is later after that” – he always seems to add “after that” when he talks about “later”....more

The Reluctant Gardener

This year I’m really going to do it. I’m going to get my garden in shape and enjoy it instead of feeling guilty every time I look out the window or walk through the neglected yard. This will require some rethinking of what I expect from my little plot of land. It’s glory days as a prime stop on our historic neighborhood’s garden walk (under a previous owner, of course) are long gone. But that’s okay. I’m going to embrace it for what it is. ...more

Mom of Teen With Down Syndrome Cautiously Celebrates DS Model Madeline Stuart

"I don't want Down syndrome," my 12-year-old daughter, D'Andra, told me one hot summer day. "I want it to go away, Mom," she said. I shook my head and told her that I couldn't tell an extra monochrome to disappear....more
khaula mazhar I bet your daughters are gorgeous. D'Andra calls herself bronze. She wants to dye ...more

Imperfect Model

On May 9, 2015 eleven women came together to tell their stories at Listen To Your Mother Boston. Here is my feelings (previously unpublished) about becoming an imperfect model....more

Special School for the Mentally Challenged: Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan

In order to secure the right to live and to be educated, the Ponty Chadha Foundation is running special school for the mentally challenged children. Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan provides educational facilities for developing emotionally, cognitively, morally, kinesthetically and spiritually. The objectives are to:...more

Help Bethany Get Access to Medical Marijuana, Please!!

  Our daughter Bethany has spent most of her life suffering. In fact, she has endured so much more suffering than any human being should ever have to endure....more

Join the Food Revolution with Jamie Oliver, Ed Sheeran, and Hugh Jackman

Becoming a parent changed the way I ate. As a mother of a child with Down syndrome, the world morphed into a whole new way of thinking. Jamie Oliver's got a fantastic video made with Ed Sheeran and featuring other celebrities, bringing awareness to the desperate need we have as a society to change the way we eat at home, in school, and as a planet. He's launched a social media campaign: Sign It/Share It about food education and tackling the health issues of obesity and health. ...more

Teen Girl Thrown Off United Flight 1535 for Being Autistic

I call shenanigans. An autistic teen and her family were thrown off United Flight 1535 in an emergency stop because the girl was ‘disruptive’. ...more