We want Hope to be motivated from a place within herself. Her reward for succeeding is self-confidence.
Hope underwent her sleep study this past August, referred by her developmental pediatrician following recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics to screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children […]
Why a DS diagnosis doesn’t automatically open doors to therapy is at least a thinly veiled prioritization of state funding that doesn’t value this vulnerable population.
Eight days passed between Hope’s operation and her hospital discharge, which may not seem like a long time, but the days passed slowly and painfully. When Hope emerged from surgery, […]
Our little one has proved to us she’s not afraid to work, but she’s not willing to work for something she doesn’t feel is worth it.
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.