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I Never Knew I Wanted A Child With Down Syndrome

Meriah Nichols | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Meriah Nichols

I wondered if I would lay claim to those words -- not just string them together, but lay claim to their meaning. Lay claim not just to my daughter, but to her extra chromosome. Because cognitive disability was hard for me. Very, very hard.

No, Actually, It's Not OK For My Son To Lick You

Lisa Eicher | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Lisa Eicher

The thing is, I can say with great certainty that if Archie had been a typical child, she would not have even looked twice. In fact, she may have even thought, too bad, punk. But because Archie has Down syndrome, in her mind, he needed to be let off the hook. Um, no.

What We Do Instead Of Celebrating Valentine's Day

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

I used to tell people that ours was an easy marriage, that for some inexplicable reason, we had been given the cosmic gift of being able to love each other easily and well. And on some level, it's true.