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What I Think About Giving Nutritional Supplements to Children with Down Syndrome

MeriahMeriah Nichols is a career counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E). Deaf, with C-PTSD and TBI, she’s also a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black. www.meriahnichols.com

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Dolls with Down syndrome

Note: this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. ___________ When I was a kid I loved Barbie. Oh, secretly of course, I knew loving that mainstream bit of blonde freakishness with her otherworldly proportions, built-in high heeled feet and rock-hard (nipple-less!) bosoms would not win admiration for me from my parents, but…yeah. I loved …

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Why I am Not Touching the Story about the Abandoned Baby with Down syndrome

There is a story that is going seriously viral right now, about an Australian couple that had a surrogate mother in Thailand grow them twins. When one of the twins was born with Down syndrome and health complications, the couple apparently abandoned him and went on back to the Land Down Under with their one …

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A “Feel Good” Story That Rings Wrong

Feel-good feels good. A light, alive, inside. We want it, we need it. Parents of kids with “special needs” (– disabilities) really, really need the feel-good, especially when/if we are not used to a world of disability that has chosen us.   We want to know life is going to be sweet for our kids, …

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With a Little Moxie: Book of Quotes and Photos: FREE e-book

Today is October 1st, the beginning of Down syndrome Awareness Month and the start of our Month with Moxie, celebrating the gift of an extra chromosome and a life lived with moxie – with courage, verve and vigor.   I made a little book of photos and quotes I’ve posted here on the blog or …

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Down Syndrome Angels: Motorcycles, Stereotypes & iPhones

When I was pregnant with Moxie, I heard that “Down syndrome kids are just angels“, heard an awful lot about this “happy”, eternally “angelic” disposition that are the supposed trademark of those with an extra chromosome, right along with the ubiquitous (and to me, smotheringly condescending) pieces about “special babies for special mothers.” These nuggets …

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