Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was kneeling in the church nursery in front of my […]
Are parents of children with special needs automatically patient? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about having patience while parenting her daughter who has Down Syndrome. Does having a child with special needs automatically guarantee that you are given the gift of patience? I recently heard someone griping about this. That they had a child […]
I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!
And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.
But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.
The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.
Adding another new baby to your family? Pick up a few tips on how to make the transition easier from new Life as MOM contributor Deanna. All photos: Deanna Adding a new baby to your family is a bit like adding a ball of fire to your juggling routine. The norm is thrown off balance, […]
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Deanna shares her perspective on motherhood. It’s amazing and hard, all at once. The following is a guest post from Deanna: I used to think that my version of motherhood was harder than anyone else’s. I had an infant with Down syndrome who needed 24 hours of oxygen […]
The following is a guest post from Deanna: Her future depends on what you teach your children. Down syndrome is a label that my daughter carries with her, not defining her or shaping her vivacious personality, but it is there, a silent part of her life, unfolding in unexpected places while remaining hidden in others. […]
The following is a guest post from Deanna: Is it possible for your baby to have too many clothes? When I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, I received a phone call that changed my life. Merely a week before, I had learned that I was going to have a baby girl. My desire to […]
The following is a guest post from Deanna: As a healthy 25 year old, basking in the glow of my first pregnancy, the last thing that I expected to hear from my doctor was that my unborn child had Down syndrome. There are no words that can fully describe the initial devastation, grief and heartache […]