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Tara Lakes

I am the proud momma of a beautiful baby boy who happens to have brought an extra chromosome to the party. He is the youngest of six fabulous children. Down syndrome is teaching us much about life, love, faith, and fear, and we are blessed to be part of his journey.
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Disability and Friendship

"So proud of my daughter," she gushed. "Out of all the kids in her class, she chose to befriend the child with a disability and now even wants...

In Living Color

When Eon was born five years ago, someone said to me of the special needs journey, "The highs are higher and the lows are lower." They were...

To the Woman Who Gave Birth to My Son...

Dear Bogdan's birthmother, Five years ago today, your dream of motherhood became a reality. I imagine your trek to the hospital. After ten...

The Dawn Breaks

What's the expression? It's always darkest before the dawn? I can certainly relate to that saying.  My posts have been dark as of late, full...

First Day of Kindergarten PANIC!

Tomorrow, I put a kindergartner on a bus for the first time. While he is my sixth child, he is my first ever to attend public school. All the...

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