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To my firstborn, I miss you too

To my first born, These last few days have been tough. Not only for you but for me also. This week we welcomed your new sibling into the world and although there is much joy, there is also sadness. You see, I hadn’t anticipated this sadness. I had prepared myself for sleep deprivation and late night feedings and tender breasts.…

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why your second pregnancy is harder.

It’s 5:00 in the afternoon on a Monday and I’ve been laying here since 3:00 deciding which bridge I’d like to throw my body off of. I’m kidding! Kind of. All jokes aside my daughter has been what one would call “indifferent” the last week or so. I’m going to chalk it up to teething because… I’d hate to think…

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Night of champions

This is one of the blogs that I hope reaches more than just my mom friends. I hope so many people will take these words and let them sink deep into their souls and let them fester there for awhile. Let these words stir up everything you thought you knew about inclusion. Let these words inspire you in the best…

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2016 DSAJ Buddy Walk

My goal was to get this blog published before the end of October. But now here we are sitting happily in November and it’s still struggling to come together. October is (was) National Down Syndrome awareness month. Ella, my family, friends & myself all participated in our first ever DSAJ buddy walk this year. The DSAJ is a Jacksonville based…

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A day in the life

Over the last week I’ve had a comment festering in the back of my head. It wasn’t a comment meant to be offensive, yet it was. It wasn’t a comment meant to make me feel small, yet it did. It wasn’t even a comment that should have affected my life in any way, shape, or form… yet it was. Last…

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Half a birthday to you!

Half a birthday to you, half a birthday to you! Half a birthday dear Ellie, half a birthday to you! Ok, ok, I know this may seem over the top to some people but… with all the political nonsense going on right now and the horrible hurricane that raged over St. Augustine. I was in need of some light hearted,…

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One year later.

I’m sitting at my desk in disbelief that its been a whole year since I received that life changing phone call. 365 days, one full rotation around the sun and some how it feels like yesterday. I wanted to do a follow up to my blog post I wrote this time last year because… my oh my how things have changed! That…

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Crying over spilled milk…

Whoever coined the term “theres no use crying over spilled milk” was clearly not a new mom struggling with nursing. After about an hour of pumping and somehow managing to fill two bottles I unscrew my shields and set the bottles on the counter. Somewhere in the chaotic mess that is pumping, the tubes coiled up and I managed to…

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The Dark Side Of Genetic Testing

The dark side of genetic testing. Let me start off by saying this… Im not a writer. I don’t blog. Words don’t always come easy to me sometimes, especially when they’re about something so personal. This story is my story. These feelings are my feelings, and its my truth. Im still very raw, and vulnerable and weak at moments. So…

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