A Letter to our Son’s Kindergarten Teacher on the First Day of School

Dear Kindergarten Teacher, We are so excited to have you as Joshua’s teacher this year! We’ve been thinking of what this day would be like since the day he was born, over 5 years ago.  As you know, Joshua was born with Down syndrome. We were surprised to discover this when he was only 1 …

What I’ve Learned as a Special Needs Parent on the Other Side of the Classroom Door

This morning, it hit me. Today is the last Friday before the end of the school year. Kindergarten is almost over. How in the heck did that happen?!?! This year was hard. I’m not going to lie. My own personal growth has stretched me more than I felt comfortable in doing. Totally out of my …

The Poop Phase

I don’t know if it’s just a “boy thing”. I don’t know if it’s just my kid. I don’t even know how long it’s been going on. But we are going through a rather long and tedious poop phase. It’s lasting for what seems like for.ev.er. Seriously, long time. Let me spare you the details …

O’ Canada

April is the month of the military child. Around the country, we celebrate the sacrifices that the kids behind the uniform make every single day, the acts of service they give for their communities and countries, and the love they have for their parent(s) who put on the military uniform day in and day out. …