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stephanie.d.anderson

So I took a little break from my usual lifting routine to try this BRAND NEW 20 minute cardio program and whoa! I love it already! Well it’s more of a love/hate relationship😉 I stick to weights typically because it doesn’t get me dripping sweat or out of breath, yet delivers awesome results. However, I’ve actually been craving me some cardio lately and THIS is just what the doctor ordered. In just 20 minutes I could FEEL the difference in this program and that gets me pumped to do it again tomorrow! And since misery loves company... drop your e-mail below without the .com and I will send you a FREE workout from this new program💪🏼 .I know when I commit to this program I’m going to see major results! Come do it with me! I know you’ve got 20 minutes!!✌🏼 #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #healthylifestyle

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the321roadtrip

Miles and his brothers loved petting the animals at the party today. #321roadtrip #igotitdown

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ashliemmapost

Look in the mirror, that's your competition. #downsyndromemom #bekind #love #instagood #photooftheday #competition

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stephanie.d.anderson

Birthday parties are the BEST when you’re surrounded by friends and loved ones. In about 3 weeks I’m turning 3️⃣3️⃣and am trying to decide what to do for my birthday... .Can you give me some fun ideas?🎉🛍🎈 .#itsmybirthday #partytime #33yearsyoung

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my_kindred_life

Thank you for all the love on my post last night! {read more👇🏼} ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want my message on this space to be that we{all of we} get to be HAPPY. Every single one of us—no matter the pain we've been through—get to overcome and experience excitement and happiness in this life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➕We get to overcome the sexual shame from being molested as a child, and embrace our beauty! ➕We get to overcome the fear that came from someone trying to drown us in a river when we were little—and therefor we can't trust anyone. ➕We get to see our worth despite childhood bullying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➕We get to have secure marriages after being cheated on by previous boyfriends. ➕We get to have HAPPY, exciting, and LOVE-FILLED marriages where we are ENOUGH in every way—even though a spouses pornography addiction tried to steal that from us in the past. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➕We get to be phenomenal Mothers to the kids our great God gave us, despite them having needs that make our Mothering journey look so very messy. . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For so long I thought: . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❌"I didn't chose this life! So therefor I can't have a happy life." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❌"If only my husband thought I was beautiful enough to not look at pornography..." ❌"If only my kids weren't broken, I could actually be the Mom I've always dreamt of being." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❌"If only our finances were different—I could fill this massive void with shop therapy and Invisalign to fix my snaggle teethe, and THEN my husband wouldn't look at pornography, because finally, I would be enough." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I spent years in the "if only(s) and they consumed. Until one day I realized that I have the power to change myself! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌿"Even if you're planted in a swamp, you'll still find a way to bloom." 🌿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ my message on this space is that we get to be over-coming, fiercely-loving, life-chasing and life-giving, never-giving-up, living-out-God's-love-story, once-broken-now-mended, perfectly-imperfect, and enough-for-someone-great to have died so we can live BIG, love BIG, and do greater things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Honor the struggle by growing! 🌱🌲💃

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dearcharys

Today was predicted to be her birthday but she had other plans and came a wee bit early but perfectly on time. 💙 #warriorprincess

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my_kindred_life

My husband thinks I should be "more real" with why I post so much about health, fitness, and the importance of self-development—so here it goes... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My “why” can be summed up in (2) quotes: 1. “I want to be famous in my home.” 2. “Bettering yourself is about rising to the mission to better serve those around you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A lot happened in 5 years. Too much happened in 5 years. We exited the military, put my husband through full-time school, added 2 special needs kids to our family, and one more baby for the heck of it. Our world was spinning with doctors, specialists, therapists, and social workers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It will get easier when they get older” I’d tell myself mid {daily}panic attack. But as we got older as a special needs family, “it” didn’t get easier. It got harder. Much, much harder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With "it" getting harder, my fuse began to get shorter and shorter. I began to fear “being famous in my home” for the wrong things… an anxious, depressed, short-fused, yelling Mother who tells her husband in front of her kids how much she wanted to run away and never come back! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “BUT MOMMY, PLEASE DON’T LEAVE US” my daughter said looking up at me with big blue tear-filled eyes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My inner turmoil and complete unhappiness(yes, even as a Christian women who prayed fervently) got to the point where I knew I had to GROW my capacity for life some how. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I began showing up more then I ever had for my workouts, eating like my life depended on it, praying like Jesus was in the room, reading self-help books every spare second I could, and feeling every bit of pain that changing unhealthy habits and negative mindsets entails. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My message today is that I grew. It took A LOT of uncomfortable work, but I grew, changed my negative mindsets, unhealthy habits, and built healthy rituals and routines that launched me into Mothering my kids WELL. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please be encouraged in whatever life looks like for you right now. Feel the pain and disappointment, but don't stay there.

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blasian__cutie

Look who came to school today, Santa 🎅 & his elves. Today was game day! I just wanted to shine a light on my friend Mrs. P the one in the pink @ladyperez_13 those 3 boys are her foster children that she is adopting all together because they are siblings. 3 yr old J, 2 yr old fraternal twins B & C. B has down syndrome & the other 2 boys are developmentally delayed. It takes a very strong & special woman to foster & adopt sibling pairs w/special needs & she is slaying it!! I'm amazed & humbled😇🙏 #adoptionjourney#adoptionstories#adoptionrocks#adopt#adoptachild#adoptionthroughfostercare#fosterachild#fostercare#fosterhome#foreverhome#foreverfamily#instantfamily#downsyndrome#downsyndromeawareness#downsyndromemom#downsyndromeparent#specialneedsmom#specialneedsparent#extrachromosome#extrachromie#downsyndromelove#nothingdownaboutit#adoptsiblings#fostersiblings#keepsiblingstogether

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raising_wesley

Since Wesley’s surgery, we have a ton of new people following our journey so I thought I would do a brief introduction of Wesley and our family. Adam (Dad) is a police officer and I am a RN. We have two cat daughters who you don’t see much of anymore, but they were our first babies. Wesley was born premature at 30 weeks and 6 days with complications from fetal hydrops and a reverse flow umbilical cord. His chances of survival were less than 3%. After 76 long days in the NICU, we came home to a very different life. I knew at 20 weeks pregnant that Wesley would have Down Syndrome. However, most of our daily struggles I relate to prematurity and fetal hydrops. Wesley is on oxygen for pulmonary hypertension. He did have an ASD complicating that, but it is now repaired 👏 He is 100% fed through a mic-key button because of aspiration issues while in the NICU. He will eat baby food and drink water out of a cup for pleasure, but he is still learning! We currently see three therapists a week: feeding therapy, physical therapy, and developmental therapy. I share his story for several reasons. 1. Because he’s so freaking cute! 2. To meet other special needs moms. 3. To educate! Our life is not typical, and I want those around us to understand why. 4. To give hope to other moms that are where I was at 20 weeks pregnant. . . . I’m so glad you’ve come across our page and are following our journey. I hope Wesley’s sweet smile will brighten your day as much as it does mine ☀️ . . . #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #morealikethandifferent #t21 #t21love #chdwarrior #chdawareness

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tanishaskey

T25 lower body. Less cardio so that helped a bit to get through the workout. Still has to modify in spots. But it’s Friday, see the dr today to make sure nothing more then just a virus going on, get to spend the weekend with my 2 favourite people. So much to be grateful for. #grateful #friday! #downsyndromemom #coldpleasegoaway

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lisajoananderson

“Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb . 💜💜 There was a time I couldn’t think or talk about my #specialneedsgirl, my journey, my life without crying. Now I appreciate every moment, every tear, every opportunity for my own growth. 🙏🏻💪👍 . How are you coping? 💜💜

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princessloveyanna

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the321roadtrip

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kristidenner

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stephanie.d.anderson

If you need me, I’ll be chillin’ by the Christmas tree🎄 building an empire📱 ... #sahm #sahmlife #momlife

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chrome_21_

What you all think? #changingthefaceofbeauty #downsyndromeawareness#downsyndrome#downsyndromeisbeautiful#specialneeds#trisomy21#nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrom#Downsyndrome#downsyndromeawareness#downsyndrome#downsyndromeisbeautiful#downsyndromemom#downsyndromerocks#downsyndromelove #nothingdownaboutit#t21love #theluckyfew #advocate #specialneeds#dancing#dancer#dancemoms

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chrome_21_

Perfect tee for the dancer in your life. What do you all think? #changingthefaceofbeauty #downsyndromeawareness#downsyndrome#downsyndromeisbeautiful#specialneeds#trisomy21#nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrom#Downsyndrome#downsyndromeawareness#downsyndrome#downsyndromeisbeautiful#downsyndromemom#downsyndromerocks#downsyndromelove #nothingdownaboutit#t21love #theluckyfew #advocate #specialneeds#dancing#downsyndromemommies#dancemoms#dancer#dancewear

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raising_wesley

Woo Lord today has been a day! One of those days where Wesley better get everything he wants or Adam and I are going to pay for it. We’ve created a monster! And he’s itching sooo bad. I feel terrible for him. Every time air hits his chest, his hands are like magnets and he attacks his chest. He’s even scrubbing it through his onesies every now and then.💛💙 . . . #asdclosure #openheartsurgery #chdwarrior #chdawareness #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #morealikethandifferent #t21 #t21love

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stephanie.d.anderson

The only gift I need is already under my tree🎁🎄 .#theluckyfew #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife

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erinstatz

Everyone wins with inclusion!! A boy walked up and said "Hi, Ronin!" to him today at open gym. It was a boy from his preschool class where he is fully included. That boy was so excited that he knew someone at open gym. Inclusion for the win! Get your inclusion shirt from @alilsomethingextra321 and save 25% off with code "Ronin25". #lifewithdownsyndrome #inclusion321 #inclusionworks #diversityintheclassroom #specialneedsmom #rockinmom #downsyndrome #heyiknowyou #downsyndromemom #inclusion101 #inclusionsuccess #dontlimitme #specialneedseducation #alilsomethingextra #Ronin #t21 #educationinamerica #specialeducation #differentlyabled #preschooler #preschoollife #4yearsold #advocateandeducate

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onedaringadventure

Here is one of our neighbors here in the Tulou. This lady is SERIOUS about feeding us. And everyone gives June the best meat in the broth. And when she is done they feed her more. This works out well because she can out-eat all the rest of us! It brings us such joy as parents when people who look like our kids invest love and care into them. Having racial mirrors makes such a difference in the lives of children who were adopted into families of a different skin color.

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the321roadtrip

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raising_wesley

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myhugblanket

Our squeaky shoes have encouraged many Down syndrome toddlers to walk in the past 15 years. Click Bio @myhugblanket or @ohioboutiqueimporter for our retail and wholesale websites. We are direct importer based in Ohio. #squeaky shoes #squeakyshoesforsale #squeakyshoesimporter

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nicolejmcclendon

I really wasn’t sure how this workout would go - I mean, JUST 20 minutes? With a step?? Y’all, this ain’t your momma’s step program!! Legs burned, heart raced, coordination-tested, and mind inspired!! Ready to Commit, Climb, and Conquer this in 20 minutes a day. Comment with your fave emoji if you wanna FREE PREVIEW WORKOUT! {the same one that produced this sweat!!} . . . #momworkout #workoutathome #workoutwithkids #athomeworkout #easypeasy #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #transformyourlife

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dearcharys

2 years ago I brought this little Warrior home. Although her NICU stay was short, it wrecked me. The night before I cried myself to sleep (in pain from the C-section, the constipation no one warned me about 😖 and my broken heart from being discharged without my baby). I laid in the hotel bed saying I didn’t want her to be alone. The next morning, a Sunday, I pumped the most milk ever. when I arrived at the hospital, I got the awesome news that she was able to come home. I always remember what it was like to leave the hospital without my baby. I always keep in mind the moms whose NICU stays are longer or whose babies became angels. Dec 11 will always be a significant day for me. 💜 #warriorprincess

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lisajoananderson

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tanishaskey

25 min with this bad boy. Transform 20 is not an old school step class!!! Still following a highbrid calendar until Jan when the full program comes out. It’s going to be great. Transform your body and mind!! #prepcontinues #downsyndromemom #transform #cantwait #stillsick

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3x.ironmom

"Mom! Look, a snowman!" That's what this little girl said when she looked out the window this morning & saw about an inch of snow on the ground. 😂 I love her excitememt for life, for snow on the ground, for lights on a tree, for the magic of Christmas. She reminds me of what this season is all about...finding joy, laughter, love, excitement & a moment to enjoy the little things in life, like trying to sled on an inch of snow on the ground. 😂 A reminder to not let precious moments pass me by... . . . #downsyndrome #trisomy21 #mom #preciousmoments #firstsnow #5yearsold #magical #triathlete #ironmom #ironman #trilife #familylife #joy #snow #kids #downsyndromemom

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the321roadtrip

Miles' class is doing a secret Santa this year. So Saturday we went out and picked the perfect gift and gift wrap. Then tonight we found time to wrap it ready to go under the class tree. Miles did a lot of the cutting, sticking tape down, holding the paper, and ribbon. I may enlist him to help with all of this years gift wrapping. #321roadtrip #igotitdown #secretsanta #inclusionproject #inclusionmatters #downsyndrome

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evolution_support_services

Gift Idea 5 - Toques & Snap Back Hats . . . . At a time of year when gift guides are absolutely everywhere, holiday shopping can be extremely challenging for exceptional families. Trying to find something beautiful, safe and useful for a loved one navigating complex needs can be stressful at the best of times. Enter Hats! Not only are they adorable but also really practical for anyone! Our go to small shop @littlebuck is family owned and operated right here in Durham Region. They truly are makers with heart that have stayed true to their roots by making sure to give back often in many meaningful ways. Visit their account and website to view a variety of available styles. #evolutioncares #minglemonday #inclusivechic #specialneedsgiftgiving #everyoneschristmas #giftgiving #merrychristmas . . . . . #durhamregionmakers #toronto_insta #occupationaltherapist #downsyndromemom #nothingdownaboutit #torontoontario #torontoigers . . . . . #Repost @little.buck.shop • • • • • How sweet is this little lady all dressed up in her Canada gear?! 😍🍁 Thanks to @littlecanuckclothing & @autumnleafphoto for this photo! 🙌🏼 . . . . #LittleBuckShop #shopsmall #supportlocal #reppinitcanada #momboss #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #trendsetter #newmom #babyshowto #preemiepower #babyootd #kidsootd #girlmom #momofgirls

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everandmom

Ever loves running around in her led light up shoes her dad got her. As if I needed her to have another reason to run around the house 🤣🏃‍♀️ #nothingdownaboutit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ledlights#downsyndromeawareness#specialneedsmom#downsyndromemom#downsyndrome#theluckyfew#upsyndrome#momlife#videooftheday#frobabies#blackmomsblog#t21#trisomy21#sindromededown#morealikethandifferent#downsyndromelove#specialneedskids#childhoodunplugged#bornthisway#babiesofig#downsyndromerocks#lightupshoes#instagood#toddlerlife#feeltheglow#girlmom#toddlerstyle

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raising_wesley

I can’t even tell you how thankful I am for his recovery so far. It’s a miracle to say the least! And to think tonsillectomy recovery was 1000x worse than open heart recovery. Who knew?! . . . #asdclosure #chdwarrior #openheartsurgery #chdawareness #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #morealikethandifferent #t21 #t21love

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my_kindred_life

➕Tag someone below that always encourages you to keep growing! 👇🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @ellenkgilbert @ballewbear⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @lynnemariegee⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @dotc07⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👆🏼Just a few of the ladies that are always cheering me on to KEEP growing! 🎉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ladies! As we work through fear, self-doubt, and all the growing pains, we GET—get being a privilege—to serve those around us with an even higher capacity! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Imagine what kinds of wives, mothers, friends, business owners and public servants we would be if we spent time every day to focus on growing and becoming better at what we have right in front of us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Personally, I'm focusing heavily on being kind, present and patient as a mother by working on establishing new habits and changing negative mindsets I've had towards Mothering—all to support healthy growth, and become an exceptional mother! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is one area that you want to see personal growth? How would that growth impact the community around you!?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #portlandmaine #habitchange #habitsofhealthy #Changehabits #changeyourhabits #growingmedaily #masteryourmind #masteryourthoughts #downsyndromemom #healthymom #maineblogger

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thepathwetravel

New found meaning to the term “baby steps” 🙌🏻 One day, literally one step at a time we get closer to independent walking!

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emmainspiration.official

Ok mom....I am ready for our next adventure ‼️

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tanishaskey

T25 total body circuit - battling cold number 2. I know you all are thinking ‘boy she is sick a lot’. Having a child with special need requires many doctors appts at the hospital. Hospital = germs everywhere. It’s only a cold - things could be must worse, so I am thankful I have the ability to fight off. With being sick, I do what I can, modify and rest when I need to. #headcold #workout #couldbeworse #downsyndromemom #isitfridayyet

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teral_salvageapparel

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the321roadtrip

We couldn't imagine our lives without you. #321roadtrip #igotitdown #nothingdownaboutit

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raising_wesley

Truly can’t believe he had major heart surgery less than a week ago. His recovery has been nothing short of a miracle! God moves mountains over and over and over again for our boy. We are still on the mend for sure! However, our only real battles these days are trying to heal his irritated skin from all of the bandages and continuously remembering that we have to scoop him instead of pick him up under his arms. His pain seems to be well controlled with alternating Tylenol and ibuprofen around the clock and narcotic pain medicine only a couple times a day! . . . #openheartsurgery #chdwarrior #asdclosure #chdawareness #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #morealikethandifferent #t21 #t21love

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nicolejmcclendon

There’s some kind of poetic beauty to getting a workout in while the pumpkin muffins are baking 😋😅 Life’s too short to skip ALL the desserts! . . . #fitish #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #homeschoolmom #militarywife #christmaspartyseason

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jemsinarough

A few weeks late but this is our #sweet 10 month old Sefa! From 9-10 months he’s really filled out! I love his full cheeks and chunky thighs. This age is wonderful. I love that all I have to do is look at him and he greets me with that sweet, sweet smile. My heart pitter patters!! #Thisislove #downsyndromemom #iosefatomasi #10months #itsyummy #mommysgreatestblessing

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raising_wesley

Before Wesley’s surgery, we had a mini photo shoot of our naked baby under our tree for Christmas cards. In celebration of being home only 4 days after open heart surgery, I thought I’d share these precious pictures with everyone. Next time, his chest is going to look quite a bit different, but we will be so thankful for a healed heart. ❤️🎄🎅🏻 . . . #christmas2018 #merrychristmas #christmascard #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #morealikethandifferent #t21 #t21love #chdawareness #chdwarrior #openheartsurgery #asdclosure

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everandmom

On this Icy/Snow Day Watching A Christmas Story. I think Ever likes it but who couldn’t this is one of the best Christmas movies #achristmasstory #snowday . . . . . . . . . . . . #nothingdownaboutit#holidayseason#sundayvibes#downsyndromeawareness#specialneedsmom#downsyndromemom#downsyndrome#todderlife#theluckyfew#upsyndrome#momlife#videooftheday#frobabies#blackmomsblog#t21#trisomy21#sindromededown#morealikethandifferent#downsyndromelove#specialneedskids#childhoodunplugge#babiesofig#downsyndromerocks#clt#instagood#charlottenc#tbs

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the321roadtrip

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watercolorrevival

I wish Instagram was around 12 years ago! I love all these Down Syndrome accounts! If you haven't discovered the cuteness yet check it out! When Claire was a peanut I was so focused on the next visit, therapy, milestone, surgery... I love these families just enjoying how adorable and amazing their babies are. 💝 @theluckyfewofficial @theluckyfewpod @incaseyouredown @acefaceismyfriend @margritco #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromebaby #downsyndromeadoption #downsyndromemom

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nicolejmcclendon

53 degrees feels SO good after intense cardio!! Looking forward to the rest of this no-plans-Saturday!! 💕 Whatcha doin’ today? . . . #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #momworkout #workoutathome #workoutwithkids #athomeworkout #easypeasy #floridaweather

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the321roadtrip

Our Fun Friday night! 5pm speech sesh! He actually loves going. He asked me at 6am what are we doing today? I told him school, and speech with Maddie. He said " Yes, Thank you"! 😍😍😍 #321roadtrip #igotitdown #speech #speechtherapy #downsyndrome

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raising_wesley

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erinstatz

This a lil extra cool boy loves his music class. Music is a universal language and a tool for development! Isn't this shirt awesome!?! @alilsomethingextra321has all kinds of awesome shirts and you can get some for you, your kiddo or as a gift for 25% off with code "Ronin25" at checkout. #musictherapy @musictogetherworldwide #musictogether #lifewithdownsyndrome #tshirtadvocacy #downsyndromeawareness #speechtherapy #occupationaltherapy #downsyndromemom #downsyndromeadvocate #extrachromosome #music #minnesotamom #specialneedsmom #specialneeds #differentlyabled

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raising_wesley

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the321roadtrip

We're in the process of testing for independent evaluations (IEE). 🙈 Before we got to the location. I front loaded Miles with the expectations, we "made" a reward chart, and picked out his motivator, ICE CREAM! I'm always a nervous wreck when it comes to testing. The evaluator was super nice and was great with Miles. He did about one hour of testing. He worked a solid 30 mins before having his first break. He did another 20 mins, and then his second break and he finished it off with another 10 mins and he was done. We have to go back to do a second session. He did great and earned his ice cream. #321roadtrip #igotitdown #stickerrewardchart #rewards #evaluations

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nicolejmcclendon

Late afternoon workout today... Because that’s where it fit... Because I didn’t want to skip... Because it was only 25 minutes... Because I can. Healthy habits CAN fit into your busy schedule! Make it happen! #whollyfit #healthyhabits #healthymind . . . #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #momworkout #workoutathome #workoutwithkids #athomeworkout #easypeasy

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twentyonexthree

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superundies

Parents of children with special needs, this message is for you. An extra does of patience and time is needed for your Hero to master toileting. Take your time, baby steps, find support and remember...⠀ ⠀ Keeping your child motivated is far more important than quick potty training success.⠀ ⠀ #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedsfamily #autism #autistic #autistickids #austimmom #autismawareness #autismlife #autismfamily #downsyndrome #downsyndromemom #downsyndromcutie #downsyndromeawareness #specialneedslife #specialneedsparents #specialneedskids #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsyfamily #neurodiverse

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twentyonexthree

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twentyonexthree

✨NEW✨ we now have tote bags! 🖤 “Down syndrome is beautiful” tote bag now available! This one comes in three sizes! Small, medium, and large 😎 we have 4 tote bag designs dropping today‼️🎉💃🏻 link in bio to get yours! ❤️ . . . . #twentyonex3 #twentyonexthree #downsyndromelove #downsyndromeadvocate #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromebeauty #downsyndromeislove #downsyndromeisperfect #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromemom #downsyndrome #trisomy21 #t21 #twentyonex3 #alopeciaareata #downsyndromemom #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromeadvocate #memoirsofmotherhood #motherhood #reallife #parenthood

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dearcharys

💕Happy Birthday💕 turn up 2s are heeeeeere 💃🏽 #happybirthday #warriorprincess 💪🏾👸🏽

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tanishaskey

I didn’t want to but so happy I did. Speed 1.0 cardio, stretching and stability. Friday is almost here!!! #speed #downsyndromemom #didntwanttobuthappyidid #almostfriday

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princessloveyanna

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nicolejmcclendon

You can eat all the kale drink all the water take the right supplements hit the gym 5 days a week go for a run every morning do Pilates or yoga or power-lifting... But if you don’t work on the STUFF going on in your HEART and MIND, you will still be unhealthy. #whollyfit #workingonit #fromtheinsideout #whynotYOU . . . #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #momworkout #workoutathome #workoutwithkids #athomeworkout #easypeasy

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the321roadtrip

We visited the Bass Pro store tonight to visit Santa, the boys posted their letters. Bass Pro is the best place to go at Christmas. They have activities set up for the kids and you get to visit Santa for free and 1 free picture too. After we finished in their Christmas section we went to find elfie (elf on the shelf) who was hidden somewhere in the store! Miles was shouting "Elfie where are you"? All around the store. 😂😂😍 #321roadtrip #igotitdown #basspro #elfontheshelf #christmas #santa

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raising_wesley

We’ve had a decent day! Wesley’s Foley catheter was removed around 4 this morning, and his central line in his neck was removed about an hour ago. He was switched to nasal cannula around 10AM and is currently on 1 liter sating 100%. For comparison, he is only on 0.25 L at home so we aren’t far from being back to his normal amount of oxygen. They placed a PICC line (another central line) in his left leg this afternoon just in case we need it, and it can be used to draw any labs. He is no longer on any IV fluids or continuous IV medications. We started feeding him through his gtube tonight, and we are transitioning over to oral pain meds. He is getting scheduled Tylenol and Toradol with only a couple doses of morphine for break through pain during the day. He truly is rocking this whole recovery! He is emotional and doesn’t want to be looked at or touched, but I can’t complain. He has shocked us! As you can tell, he has my skin, and every single thing that has been taped on him has left a mark to stay for a few days 🤦🏻‍♀️ From here, we still need to remove his chest tube and his pacer wires, and he needs to be tolerating his gtube feedings. Once those boxes are checked, and he doesn’t throw any curve balls our way, we will be able to go home! ❤️❤️ . . . #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #morealikethandifferent #t21 #t21love #openheartsurgery #asdclosure #chdawareness #chdwarrior

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_thekatchronicles_

We've been silent over here trying to get everyone nursed back to health😷 We are so happy to say Esme's latest sleep study came back within normal limits after having to have surgery and 2 months of touch and go. Shes such a fighter and we are so proud of her! Hoping all the germs and illness make their way out before this holiday season cause this momma is ready to let loose!🎄🍾🍷🍸🍻 . . . . #lifewithesme #downsyndromemom #sleepstudy #sleepapnea #nothingdownabouther #downsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #theluckyfew #t21 #trisomy21 #downrightperfect #upsyndrome #downsyndromelove #DSmom #downsyndromefamily #candidmoments #myphotojournal #oureveryday #mommylife #germseason #hospitaldays

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sagelily222

Proud #downsyndromemom here. Summer is Magical! And anyone that meets her will leave changed for the better. 💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 When you have a "typical" child, you feel reasonably assured that class participation and decent study habits will result in good grades. These kids have close friends. They get invited to participate in social things like dances and weekend gatherings. They make the teams and clubs. But when you have a child with certain differences, this is often not the case. Learning may take longer, both academically and socially. Despite their tremendous efforts, results are often a fraction of their peers and social acceptance is fleeting, setting them up for painful comparisons and bitter frustration. Instead of a fun and fulfilling experience, school can become a breeding ground for depression and anxiety. It is exhausting for parent and child alike. This is the week of SPED (Special Education),Down Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) awareness. For all the children who struggle every day to succeed in a world that does not recognize their gifts and talents, and for those who are walking beside them, please let this be a gentle reminder to be kind and accepting of ALL people. Recognize that the "playing field" is not always a level surface. Children who learn differently are not weird. They are merely gifted in ways that our society does not value. Yet they want what everyone else wants: To be accepted.❤️ If you choose, please copy and paste this in honor of all children who are deemed "different". Our world would be far less beautiful without them. 🌈

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nicolejmcclendon

So easy a three-year old can do it! HAHAHAHAHA....laughing because its NOT easy, but my fave workout partner still gave it her all for a few moves! Who thinks they can do it now?? #ifshecan #whynotYOU . . . #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #homeschoolmom #homeschoolkids

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raising_wesley

We were finally able to go back to see Wesley about 4PM. He’s doing well. He extubated himself 🤦🏻‍♀️ He’s still fairly sedated and will be for the rest of the evening. He’s also receiving pain meds as needed. Thank you for continuing to pray for a smooth recovery! ❤️❤️ . . . #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #morealikethandifferent #t21 #t21love #openheartsurgery #asdclosure #chdawareness #chdwarrior

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