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Michelle Patient Expert

Waldorf, Maryland
I'm married to a wonderful guy I met in high school in Germany. We have an adorable daughter who has Trisomy 21, aka Down syndrome, and a son who is in the throes of separation-anxiety-fun! I'm a SAHM and a Discovery Toys consultant. My husband is in the military. Our latest adventure is a... Full Bio
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I Need To Be Seven by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I came across this old video of Lucas. I say old even though it was only 4 years ago, yet looking at him in the video and looking at him now it seems so many lifetimes in b ... Read on »
DisneySide Villains Party by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Disclaimer: We received free products to host a #DisneySide Celebration from Disney Parks and Mom Select . All opinions of said products and fun using products are our own. ... Read on »
That's One Way to Save Money by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In the past Lucas has talked about living with Kayla when they are adults. During one conversation he told Kayla she could choose if they were going to live in the same hou ... Read on »
She Can Not Tell A Lie ... Or A Secret by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Kayla and I were in her room when out of the blue she said to me, "No pens upstairs." Me, "That's right." (she's not supposed to have any writing utensils upstairs bec ... Read on »
Harvestland Products Review and Giveaway by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I participated in a blogger review opportunity with Moms Meet for HARVESTLAND products . I received coupons to purchase the products to facilitate my review; all opinions a ... Read on »
PACS1 Awareness Day: Feb 7 by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting What is PACS1? In simple terms it is a very rare gene mutation. There are only 20 known cases, all of people under age 21, in the entire WORLD who have this mutation. Twent ... Read on »
The Way We Think About Disability by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Torrie Dunlap is the CEO of Kids Included Together . KIT "specializes in providing best practices training for community-based organizations committed to including children ... Read on »
New Premiums for MetLife TRICARE Dental Program by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central  #IC for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program #MetLifeTDP. I received a promotional item to thank me f ... Read on »
10 Things I Miss About the Military by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Or a more accurate title would be "10 Things I Miss About My Husband Being Active Duty" because we are still military-connected, and he's the one no longer active duty, but ... Read on »
His Christmas List Idea by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It was a few days before Christmas when Lucas said he wanted to make a list of all the games in our closet and write those down on his Christmas list. Obviously my fi ... Read on »
The ABLE Act Passed by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A few years ago I blogged about the Achieving A Better Life Experience Act. Then earlier this year came the plea once again to contact representatives asking them to ... Read on »
MetLife TRICARE Dental Program by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of  Influence Central   (#IC) for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my p ... Read on »
From a Predicted Life in an Institution to Being Respected by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I read about arcBARKS All Natural Dog Treats in an article in this month's Our State magazine titled arcBARKS: Bakers for Barkers . The article is well worth the read. ... Read on »
Softcard Makes Paying by Phone Easy by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “I participated in an Influencer Activation (#IC) on behalf of Influence Central for #Softcard. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” It is ... Read on »
The Lives of People With Down Syndrome by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have come across a few photo essays on people with Down syndrome that are worth sharing. So often we read about the high school student being named Homecoming Queen/Kin ... Read on »
Rosetta Stone Kids Reading Review by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central  for Rosetta Stone. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating." ... Read on »
Letter to God via the Tooth Fairy by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Lucas wanted to send a letter to God (or Santa) and he figured the best way to do this was by leaving it under his pillow for the Tooth Fairy. I tried telling him that the ... Read on »
Wishes Delivered by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When we lived in New Mexico we had a very friendly and personable UPS driver named Dave. He would often chat with us for a few minutes upon delivering a package and we got ... Read on »
Giving Tuesday by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The Tuesday after Cyber Monday, which follows Small Business Saturday, which follows Black Friday, which follows Turkey Day ... has come to be known as Giving Tuesday. ... Read on »
Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Finalist by Michelle Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There are a few days left for voting in NASCAR's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award . One of the four national finalists is a young man who has Down syndrome. Daniel ... Read on »