When I was 16 weeks pregnant, we learned two frightening things: In the short term, our infant daughter would undergo open heart surgery, and in the long term, statistics showed […]
If your child has a developmental delay, you know you’re going to be waiting some extra time for communication milestones, and while you’re waiting, your baby is likely growing frustrated.
I can’t pinpoint the day when Hope started napping exclusively in our arms, but ironically, we lucked out last month on Friday the 13th when she took her first big girl […]
When we set up At Her Own Pace this past summer, I struggled over whether this was a self-serving or selfless venture. After all, we had quit most forms of […]
The world needs to know that Hope isn’t just going to grin and bear experiences that displease her.
First birthdays are incredible occasions, particularly when baby has survived her first time parents. That’s true in any case, but Hope had some additional hurdles with us. We had to […]
I should say we’ve been practicing self-feeding for a couple of months now because I want Hope to fine tune her motor skills or because I want to help her […]
Mainstream marketing campaigns often have nothing to do with enhancing the development of our truly special little ones.
Among October’s most notable awareness campaigns are Down syndrome and breast cancer, although it seems appropriate that similar causes share the stage, including those for Spina Bifida, pregnancy and infant […]
Mainstreaming—including children with special needs in a typical classroom—is something we think about regularly, despite Hope’s young age. We think about when we will introduce her to our town’s public […]