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raising_wesley

Wesley had a fantastic night. Seriously, I am blown away! I give all the credit to the power of prayer. Thank you so much for praying for our boy! We still have 10-14 days of recovery left. I don’t anticipate it all to be this easy, but this is a great start! Later, I will post a video on our story explaining the results of his airway evaluation for anyone interested. Again, thank you to our prayer warriors! 💙 . . . #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #tonsillectomy #adenoidectomy #t21 #t21love #airwayevaluation

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marykimfarkas

Headshots & photos due!! #help by #voting ✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼 Select 1️⃣ Solo ME (1-10) 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️ Select 1️⃣ DESI Group (1-8) 👩‍👦👩‍👦👩‍👧 . . . #dreamsinthemaking #purposedrivenlife #coauthor #divorce #empoweringwomen #lessonslearnedinlife #singlemom #momlife #downsyndromemom #blessed

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marysfearlessfaces

Headshots & photos due!! #help by #voting ✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼 Select 1️⃣ Solo ME (1-10) 💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️ Select 1️⃣ DESI Group (1-8) 👩‍👦👩‍👦👩‍👧 . . . #dreamsinthemaking #purposedrivenlife #coauthor #divorce #empoweringwomen #lessonslearnedinlife #singlemom #momlife #downsyndromemom #blessed

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amanda_marie_80

My handsome little farm boy #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromemom

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hrtwig

This sweet girl turned six months over the weekend. She’s full of laughter, has several chins and the prettiest two-teeth smile, loves to laugh at her brother’s antics, and has so. much. to. say. I tell her every day to stop growing up so fast, but obviously she’s not listening. ——— Nothing prepared me for this. For the speed at which these days and months fly by. My oldest was my baby for so much longer and I loved it. Maybe that’s odd to say, but as much as we’ve worked to help him meet milestones and cheered for his accomplishments, a tiny part of my mama heart is grateful that I had extra time to enjoy his littleness. ——— The time that we have with these beautiful tiny people is so very short. I’m realizing the second time around that when there are no developmental delays to slow the minutes down, savoring them has to be even more purposeful (especially because your attention is often divided). ——— It’s hard not to wish for time to stand still. I want to tell her to wait, that I’m not ready for her grow up. But motherhood is such a funny paradox, because I’m also delighted to see her emerging personality and looking forward to the amazing woman she’ll become. ——— So here’s to living in the moment and another six months of kisses and cooing and toothy baby smiles. ——— #wemayneverpassthiswayagain #milestones #motherhood #momlife #girlmom #boymom #momoftwo #baby #sixmonths #letthembelittle #babygirl #time #slowdown #babylove #grow #cherish #savor #honestmotherhood #momsofinstagram #motherhoodthroughinstagram #downsyndromemom #rockinmom #rockinbro #rockinsis #t21 #ds

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stephanie.d.anderson

. ✨Pumpkin spice & everything nice✨ . I LOVE meeting mama’s like me who are DREAMERS, believers and achievers🙌🏻 . Do you have a gut feeling that God has MORE for you & your family but aren’t quite sure what that means?🤗 . I totally feel ya girl🙋🏻‍♀️. I have been searching for what seems my whole life for THE purpose and reason God put me here. . How’s about we search TOGETHER? Life is always better with gal pals ~ So if you’re sarcastic, goofy and effortlessly cute😉 Then lets be friends🧜‍♀️ . #momof3 #fallfashion #pumpkinspice #montanalife #mermaidatheart #downsyndromemom #momswholift

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myhugblanket

Oh how much I love this quote💕! Follow us @myhugblanket and @ohioboutiqueimporter for daily inspiration quotes and product updates. #downsyndromeawareness

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honeydewdesignco

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stephanie.d.anderson

👉🏼Here to show you what just 60 days of working out at home CAN do. . I could have done better - my nutrition was NOT even close to on track. My biggest struggle is with food. I can easily out eat my husband any day. . That’s what I’m working on this time. Starting Monday I’m beginning my most loved at home workout program and I’m gonna stick to the meal plan and show y’all what can truly happen when u give it your ALL💪🏼for 90 days. . Do you have any goals you are READY to go after? Wanna join our group of ladies all working to get fit and feel great? . Workouts, meal plans and SUPPORT provided. . RESULTS GUARANTEED🙌🏻 . What have you got to lose ~ and better yet, what have you got to GAIN? . Message me for details. I can’t wait to help you finally reach your #goals 💪🏼. . #montana #goaldigger #momswholift #momof3 #momlife #downsyndromemom #transformationtuesday #youcansitwithus

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raising_wesley

We made it to the PICU! Wesley actually sounds really good. He has surprised us. He’s very groggy and anytime he’s awake, he’s crying, but that’s to be expected. As long as he doesn’t have any respiratory issues, I’m fine with only worrying about pain control! . . . #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable #tonsillectomy #adenoidectomy #t21 #t21love #airwayevaluation

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springible

Asher recently celebrated his 3rd birthday! We sat down with his mom, Meagan (@meagnash), to talk about what this birthday means to her. She shares some of Asher's biggest victories and challenges and her hopes for his future. In his short life, he's already made a difference and is breaking down the stigma that surrounds down syndrome. We can't wait to see what he does next! Link in bio. . . . . #cartersbaby #downsyndromeawareness #carters #babymodel #breakingthemold  #theluckyfew  #downsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit   #t21  #theluckyfew  #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromelove   #specialneedsparenting #specialmom #t21rocks #t21love #t21baby  #inclusion   #notdisabled #differentlyable #happybirthday  #specialdad #downsyndromemom

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raising_wesley

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dolceannamari

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tanishaskey

Upper extreme! I can barely hold my phone up. Lol. You know you are moving in the right direction when the workout pants you bought 2 weeks ago are almost to big. #goals #21dfx #autumncalabrese #strongthenyouthink #downsyndromemom #armsareshaking

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stephanie.d.anderson

This shirt is my life in a nutshell 🧜‍♀️ . It’s true that I am literally fueled by my at home-workouts, delicious Cafe Latte Superfoods, the best tasting health bars I’ve EVER had *AND* snuggles from my precious angels❤️ . All that’s left to my life would be Jesus and pizza baby! Ok ok and my hunk of a husband🤗 . I’m a pretty simple gal really... and I’d happily live in a cardboard box if it had a view🌅 . #momof3 #momboss #montana #oregon #downsyndromemom #twoboysandagirl #momswholift #girlswholift #letsgetfit #letsbefriends #wanderwoman

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raising_wesley

Tomorrow morning is Wesley’s airway evaluation with removal of tonsils and adenoids. Adam and I are extremely nervous. We know Wesley well enough to know it is going to be a very difficult next week or two. Please keep Wesley in your prayers. Specifically, I ask that you pray for an uneventful surgery, smooth recovery, pain control, no bleeding from the tonsils, and no issues with his airway swelling. We are told just with his age and the nature of the surgery to expect a stay in the PICU for one to two nights. I will try to post updates regularly! 💙 . . . . #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable

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mallory_alyce

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emmainspiration.official

Let’s rock this daddy🏎🚦

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kathleenbasi

On the schedule today: not one but TWO sped meetings. I did not accessorize for subtlety in messaging today. #downsyndromemom #advocate #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #morealikethandifferent

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sewsoutherndesigns

We love these #downsyndromeawareness ribbons! Customize with your own monogram! Shop online 24/7 at ShopSewSouthern.com

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honeydewdesignco

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tanishaskey

Legs and abs. First time I have ever done this workout ABC extreme and I have to say I LOVED it!!!! A great way to kick off the week. #21dfx #autumncalabrese #strongmom #downsyndromemom #progressnotperfection

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raising_wesley

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thisgirl.hasgoals

Even when it's hot I love a good leg day! #liift4 week 3 #legday

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chroma_cutetees

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kristinbirkett

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raising_wesley

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a_bevil

A very nice couple gave Matthew a set of radios to play with this morning! He was very surprised, and grateful! They will be very love by him💛(people can be so thoughtful and kind💜) He makes a difference everyday! #downsyndromemom #sharekindness #lucky321 #matthewmania💙💛

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fahiebean

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dearcharys

Last year on this date, I finally got to hold her. She had her breathing tube removed the previous day, as well as her hand restraints. I heard her cry for the first time in days and she had been blowing spit bubbles. ☺️ “Really the best part of today was getting to hold her finally. There's never been a day, since she was born, that I haven't held her in my arms. Nine months of feeling her head on my chest. You could tell that today she especially wanted to be held. She needed to feel loved on, cuddled and safe. I am so happy that she is well enough to be in my arms again.” #warrioprincess #heartwarrior #openheartsurgery #chd #heartiversary

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mamadedos_pr

Quién cumple su primer añito? 🤔Pues Sarah!! 👶🏼Un día como hoy iba súper ansiosa para conocer al segundo amor de mi vida 💖 pero ella venía más ansiosa y con una sorpresa 🎁 pues nos sorprendió con ese cromosoma extra 💙💛 Algo que jamás me pasó por la mente. Pero Dios es perfecto y entendí su propósito tan pronto lo supe. Sarah nos despierta todos los días con una hermosa sonrisa 😊 Ha sido un año de mucho aprendizaje y sé que esta travesía aún comienza. Sarah que mucho nos haz enseñado en poco tiempo!!! Hoy celebro tú vida y tú hermosa llegada, que Papito Dios te siga llenando de bendiciones y sobretodo mucha salud. Happy birthday🎊🎉 Te amamos 💗 #downsyndrome #t21 #t21rocks #downsyndromemom #extrachromosomeextracute #t21baby #t21love #downsyndromelove

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chealajade

You are my sun ☀️ my moon 🌙 and all of my stars ⭐️ #downsyndromelove #downsyndromemom

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mamadedos_pr

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nicolejmcclendon

Missions Conference Breakfast this morning! Such a great update from one of our church-supported missionaries, and a nice time of fellowship (and wrangling kids) alongside our church family! . . . #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #churchfamily #missionsconference

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kristinbirkett

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stephanie.d.anderson

Today we got to CELEBRATE Christian and all other amazing individuals born with #downsyndrome at the 2018 Buddy Walk! It was so emotional seeing all the lil cuties and their BIG smiles. Feeling so tremendously #blessed to be one of #theluckyfew 💛💙. . . . #momof3 #downsyndromemom #t21rocks #buddywalk #montana

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thepathwetravel

Our girl shining bright today in Times Square as part of the @ndssorg NYC Buddy Walk! She’s a star! 🌟

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myhugblanket

❤️. Follow us @myhugblanket and @ohioboutiqueimporter for daily inspiration quotes and product updates

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dearcharys

With all the madness and mayhem of the hurricane, September 13 slipped by me. It’s been one year since Warrior Princesses #openheartsurgery. I’ll of course never forget that day. So much has change since then - she’s continued to over come SO MUCH. I’ll continue to share her pictures and her story. HAPPY HEARTIVERSARY ❤️💙💛 #avcanaldefect #completeavsd #avsd #ohs

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enablesnp

Once again, here's your SNEAK PREVIEW of our newest ENABLE E-Newsletter!! . This month we address many important elements of the special needs planning process--including what the traditional planning industry gets wrong, things you should think about before you begin planning, and common emotions that can stall your progress. . Want to start getting our monthly e-newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Visit the E-Newsletter page of our website to subscribe today! Link available in profile. . #ENABLEsnp #specialneedsplanning #specialneeds #autism #cerebralpalsy #downsyndrome #epilepsy #spinabifida #BeImpactful

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thisgirl.hasgoals

Only 39 more NJ wineries to go to finish our passports! It’s important to have goals!!!

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se7entees

Hot off the runway of New York Fashion Week! This little black dress is perfect for comfort and fashion while letting the world know that Actually, you can! You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. This little black dress is named in honor of sweet Isabella, Se7enTees Brand Ambassador and the youngest child with down syndrome to walk the runway. Her debut was made wearing this dress and we are honored to have been a part of it. $5 of each sale of this dress will go to charity. This dress is LIMITED EDITION. Once they are gone, they are GONE. Be sure to grab yours today. PC 📷 @isabella_amazing_grace 👗👠👛 re-Create the look with he following: Beads; @aubreysbeadcloset Now: @stellabellabows Socks: @violetpedalsapparel . . . . . . . . . . . #212121 #betterwithyou #changingthefaceofbeauty #chromosomallyenhanced #ctfob #downrightcute #downrightcute21 #downrightperfect #downsyndrome #downsyndromeacceptance #downsyndromeadoption #downsyndromeangel #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromebaby #downsyndromebabymilestones #downsyndromebeauty #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromelife #downsyndromelove #downsyndromemilesstones #downsyndromemodel #downsyndromemom #downsyndromerocks #DS #dsdn #DSFamilylife #DSMomlife #iheartT21 #morealikethandifferent #actuallyican

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nicolejmcclendon

The other day I totally maxed out my weights with this goblet squat! One of my fave moves because I can lift so heavy and because I FEEL it the next day for sure! What’s your fave workout move?? . . . #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #momworkout #workoutathome #workoutwithkids #athomeworkout #easypeasy #travelingkids #reallifemoments #realmomlife #homeschoolmom #homeschoolkids #homeschoolfamily #travelingfamily

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kbaxt

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dearcharys

#tbt our last visit to Van Shaun park in Jersey. ☺️ #jerseygirl

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stephanie.d.anderson

💥I’m obsessed with this shirt I got from @fatfancyfox_boutique ✨It’s cute and says Down Syndrome Mom and that’s like MY hashtag so I LOVE IT! I believe it does take a lil extra oomph to care for a sweet babe with #downsyndrome so this shirt says it all. I am beyond proud to be Christian’s mama and so thankful God blessed our family with such a special boy💛💙. . . . . . . #runwithpurpose #momof3 #downsyndromemom #t21rocks #downsyndromerocks

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raising_wesley

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raising_wesley

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superundies

This tip can be used with children of all abilities, however, we think that it is even more important for those who require a little more help. • We often talk about the children when potty training, but don't forget about YOU! It's a lot of work to learn this skill. Tag out if you are able to. It can be helpful to both you AND your child. • Just make sure the person you choose is familiar to your child so they are comfortable. Spouse, Partner, Significant Other, Reluctant Grandparent 😜These are all great options. • Is someone helping you Potty Train your child? (or for our veterans, who helped you?) . . . . . #potty #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedsfamily #pottytraining #toddlerlife #autism #autistic #autistickids #austimmom #autismawareness #autismlife #autismfamily #downsyndrome #downsyndromemom #downsyndromcutie #downsyndromeawareness #parentingadvice #specialneedslife #everybunnypoops #superherointraining #specialneedsparents #specialneedskids #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsyfamily #pottytrainingsucks #pottytrainingtime #momlife #motherhooduncensored #motherhood

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acountry_life

For sure the ugliest picture I've ever shared. Warren came in with this pile of junk he found stuck in the depths of the cranberry cleaner while servicing the elevator belts. On the left and right are bits of a toy gun Joe threw into the berry cleaner 2 years ago. It subsequently jammed up the elevator and broke off numerous paddles causing quite a disruption to the flow of cranberry harvest that year. Many words uttered under the breath that day. The JohnDeere hat was from last year. This all begs the question: What will end up shredded in the berry cleaner this year? -------------------- It's been a difficult few days with Joseph. He adores his dad and wants to follow him everywhere he goes. And now with cranberry harvest upon us it's just too dangerous to allow that. It puts a lot of extra strain on my brain trying to keep up with his whereabouts. This morning I pushed a dresser in front of one entry door so it's one less escape route. He brings JOY, so much joy, but also so much worry. I've learned to rely on his guardian angel constantly. Joe's angel never fails us and has protected him in many circumstances and my prayer again is to keep him safe during this harvest season. #difficultdays #downsyndromemom #guardianangel #catholicyoutuber #johndeere

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myhugblanket

❤️. Follow us @myhugblanket and @ohioboutiqueimporter for daily inspiration quotes and product updates. #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness

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raising_wesley

In case you missed our Instagram story, Wesley woke up with a 104.2 fever this morning. I started him on drops yesterday for an ear infection and he had shots yesterday afternoon. And then this fever! His whole body was lobster red. I had a mild panic attack. Thankfully he didn’t even really act like he felt bad. An hour after Tylenol and taking his helmet off, it was 100.6 🙌 As you can see, he won’t sit still tonight and is back to his normal self. This whole parenting thing... it’s rough. Why do people do this to themselves!? I have truly never worried so much in my entire life, and I have a lifetime left with him! . . #raisingwesley #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #trisomy21 #joyinthelittlethings #downsyndromemom #homiewithanextrachromie #nothingdownabouthim #celebratethelittlethings #tubiebaby #o2crew #wesleystevenpost #iamable

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allinadaywithamandak

For NICU Awareness Month, thought I’d share some of the first picture of Avery. . Not of all of you may know that our little miss Avery spent 6 weeks in the NICU. She went straight to the NICU after birth due to a condition called Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension. This was just the start of our journey.... . The nurses and Doctors in the NICU are of a different breed. They are amazing, compassionate people. Even though it was the scariest time of our life, we were surrounded by amazing people. . I can’t believe this has been 7 years ago!! 💕 . . . #nicuawarenessmonth #nicubaby #busymoms #christianmom #nicu #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromemom

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kbaxt

Cheers to cloudy Wednesdays. Those days when our house never quite gets picked up. When we have no clue what’s for dinner. When we receive emails from our kiddos’ teacher that they are struggling. When we never really slept the night before. When we are running a solid 10 minutes behind. When we desperately want to cozy up and take a nap. But we don’t. We push on. Slap on some wedges. Pull out the concealer. Make ourselves a cup of detox tea. And keep on keeping on. Because, Ladies, we’ve got big dreams to chase! Fellow Mamas: You are beautiful. You are doing a great job. You are valuable. And you are loved! Don’t forget that! #momlife #momboss #ceomom #wednesday #somedaysarehard #struggleisreal #youaredoinggreat #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromemom #thechosenfew #5secondrule #girlwashyourface #keepingitreal #cheers #afternoontea #presentoverperfect #lifilove #blessed

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tamscam3

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growingupwithkeyaan

So today after a long time I made some food for Keyaan. His been quite fussy and not eating anything I make so he has been having shop bought baby food. Anyway he seemed to like lentils curry even on holiday he enjoyed it so I made some and made some mushy rice to go with it! Swipe to see his reaction but he did like the lentils not the rice so much! #homemadefood #dal #lentils #downsyndromediaries #downsyndrom #downsyndromemom #downssyndromeblogs #t21rocks #theluckyfew

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nicolejmcclendon

Few things make this teacher momma happier than flash cards and a laminator! Kids are loving the learning this week! 😍 Homeschool Day 7 #McClendonSchoolofLife #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #homeschoolmom #homeschoolkids #homeschoolfamily #travelingkids #travelinghomeschoolers

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stephanie.d.anderson

👉🏼I’m not like a regular mom - I’m a COOL mom🤗😉 . Truth is there are lots of days where I feel like I’m not a very good mom at all. Like when I cram too many things into my schedule and forget to include PLAY time, or I’m stressed and not patient, or when I literally just feel like I’m not good enough because I didn’t pray with my kids... . In reality though I think I’m a pretty darn good mom BECAUSE I show my kids daily that I love them. Besides feeding them and the general stuff, I listen to them, read to them and do everything in my power to be the best mom I can be. . I think us mama’s are too critical of ourselves. We work and work and work and always put others before ourselves. ✨But we need to remember that it’s by filling OUR cup first that we have enough to GIVE to our loved ones. . What are you doing today JUST FOR YOU? ~ I’m gonna go and do one of my favorite yoga videos, enjoy my healthiest meal of the day, read more of my personal development book 📖 Restless by @jenniesallen AND then I’m gonna fold some towels🤣 cause it’s a balancing act right?! . . Have a great day beauties & please remember to take care of yourself - because dang it, YOU ARE WORTH IT🙌🏻. . . . . . . . #runwithpurpose #momof3 #downsyndromemom #montana #wednesdaywisdom #goodvibes #imnotlikearegularmomimacoolmom

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leanne_aydemir

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honeydewdesignco

🎀Vintage Lace Pigtail Clips🎀 The perfect Fall accessory 🍂 Can also be attached to a one size fits all nylon band ✨ • 10% donation to @childrens_alopecia_project with each purchase 💗 • Shop🛍 www.etsy.com/shop/honeydewdesignco . # . ♥️HANDMADE items on a MISSION to make a DIFFERENCE♥️ • #onamission #bethechange #handmade #lacebows #igbaby #momofgirls #babyheadbands #daddysgirl #vintagebows #thehappynow #childrensboutique #pigtailbows #modernbaby #fashionforall #bohobaby #autismmom #momlife #specialneedsparents #treachercollinssyndrome #cpmom💚 #downsyndromemom #bowshop #toddlerclub #babyshower #babyblogger #babygirl #donationwithpurchase #fallbabyfashion #grateful #honeydewdesignco

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growingupwithkeyaan

I had a progress meeting with Keyaan's keyworker this morning and was given his report. His keyworker is very happy with Keyaan saying how confident he has become. She told me to have a tea or coffee and sit and have a good read of his report so I here goes..what shall I have coffee or tea? #downsyndrom #downsyndromemom #specialneeds #downsyndromediaries #trisonomia21

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stephanie.d.anderson

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am a #sahm who is also blessed enough to run my own health and fitness business from ANYWHERE in the world 🌎 #girlboss . I’M LOOKING FOR WOMEN ONLY who want to combine their passion for getting healthy and their love of social media and GET PAID for doing these things daily🤳🏻 . Our self paced training will teach you the simple and proven ways to GROW YOUR BUSINESS into a 6 figure powerhouse💵 . No guesswork - top coaches from our team have provided us with fun videos on how to do exactly what they did to reach the TOP ⛰ and we want you to join us up there! . No selling No inventory No parties . Just YOU becoming the best dang version of yourself and EMPOWERING other women to do the same🙌🏻 . IF that sounds like you and you are ready to hear more or get started right away drop an emoji 👇🏼or message me and I’ll chat with you to see if you’re a good fit for our team: . • Run With Purpose • founded on 1 Corinthians 9:26 ~ So I run with purpose in every step... And our purpose is to CHANGE THE WORLD and TOGETHER we will BE THE CHANGE we want to see in it👯‍♀️. . . . . . . #montanaliving #momof3 #transformationtuesday #runwithpurpose #downsyndromemom #montana #momboss #entrepreneur #mompreneur #youcansitwithus #bethechange

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dearcharys

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down.the.road.less.traveled

Today was on of those days. After a medical appointment for Max in Rutland (an hour away), I decided to take Hannah and Max to Wonder Feet (children’s museum). Well, Max started shrieking as soon as I took his shoes off. He sometimes gets upset with new places- this was an attempt to help him be more comfortable. Hannah is pretty independent and just explored. Max, however, headed straight for this older kid area with the thing where you make ramps for balls to roll through. Which was fine, until he decided to pick up the entire bucket of balls (like large marbles-heavy and about 2 inches across) and throw them. Everywhere. And near other kids. When I would show him how to use them the right way and told him not to throw, he would continue to throw and then fling himself on the floor shrieking. I kept bringing him to other activities with Hannah, but the minute I let go, he went right back to the balls and hissy fits. We still stayed for a few hours (even though pretty soon, I would be the one on the floor shrieking) because, even at his age, I think it is a bad message to give in to tantrums. The final straw that resulted in me giving up and hauling them out was when Max bolted for the bathroom and was splashing in the toilet before I grabbed him. Ugh. One of those times where I feel like the worst parent ever. I didn’t get to spend any real time with Hannah and Max was just a hot mess. By the time we left, I was all sweaty and gross and Hannah was well on her way to a tantrum because we had to leave. I am going to sleep well tonight- so should they... #parentingfails #wonderfeet #toddlertantrums #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #maxandhannah #frustratedmommy #downsyndromelife #toddlerlife #specialneedsjourney #specialneedshomeschool #specialneedssiblings

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_valenzuela

Its safe to say that Ariana had a great second day of school 💃🏻❤️😍😂😭 nothing but smiles and dance moves after class today 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #downsyndromeisbeautiful #advocate #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromelove #downsyndromebeauty #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromeadvocate #downsyndromemom #downsyndrome #maroon5

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_valenzuela

Day 2 of pre-K and it’s going exactly how I expected it to go. But we’re going to push thru it because I know she’s going to love it. This year already feels really different than last. Yes, she’s still crying but she has grown so much since last year that I know we’ll move from tears to giggles as soon as she adjusts to the changes and figures out this new routine. She loves kids and play time that I know she’s going to have the best time this year. ❤️ wish me luck 🤞🏼 because even though I really want to just push thru the tears it still kills me when she calls out for mom and reaches her arms out and I gotta walk away 😭💔 right now Ariana is in a special education classroom but we are in the process of moving her into an all inclusive classroom with typical peers (and fingers crossed) hopefully also with a full time aide and I’m so excited for her 🤞🏼🙌🏼 we’re not sure if Ariana will be finishing her last year of pre-K in special ed and then starting kindergarten in an all inclusive classroom but that all depends on how long it will take us to move her. I don’t want to introduce more change mid school year and rock her routine and schedule again. So so so happy I’m working with an advocate to help with this crazy hard process! 💙💛 praying for the outcome we want and most importantly praying for guidance to make all the right decisions for Ariana 💖👧🏻 #downsyndromeisbeautiful #advocate #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromelove #downsyndromebeauty #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromeadvocate #downsyndromemom #downsyndrome

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a_bevil

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raising_wesley

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stephanie.d.anderson

You’ve heard the saying “never miss a Monday” and that’s because Monday is a gift ~ a fresh start to begin something new and do something good for YOU. . 😴I slept in today which meant if I was gonna get in my workout it was going to be with two little cuties at my heels, which always makes my workouts a tad more interesting. . 👉🏼I could have (and it wouldn’t be the first time) used that as an excuse to just skip today, but my goal is to lose 10lbs this month and that doesn’t happen by skipping workouts SO I pushed play and killed it! AND had a great time doing it💪🏼 . I’d call that a win & a great way to start my week off on the right foot. . How about you? Did you do something today that will get you closer to your goals? - Or would you like some help getting started? 👉🏼I’ve got an accountability group happening over on fb and we are having a blast doing our workouts together, getting RESULTS and making life-long friends, and by the way #youcansitwithus 🧘🏻‍♀️ . 🔊Sound up your alley, want some details? Drop your e-mail below or dm me and I’ll be happy to fill you in girlfriend🙌🏻 Can’t wait for you to join our squad👯‍♀️. #momswholift #girlswholift #momof3 #downsyndromemom #montanaliving #gettingfit #mondaymotivation

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michele_wright_247

The girls got fit for orthotics today. Emma needs them and Ava out grew hers already. I keep trying to tell them to stop growing up but they’re already not listening. 🤔😂 - - These two keep me busy especially since they’re both walking. However it’s these moments I treasure. They find the smallest thing to make them happy and I can’t help but smile. 💕 - - . . . . . #itsthelittlethings #happymoments #twinmom #twinmomlife #girlmom #twinohtwin #twinswithdownsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #downsyndromemom #downsyndromeadvocate #theycandoanything #proudmom

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myhugblanket

❤️Follow us @myhugblanket and @ohioboutiqueimporter for daily inspiration quotes. #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndrome

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lovegrove44

This dude had an MRI this morning and did great!! He wasn’t smiling like this afterwards... but I thought I’d share a before pic 😆 And we already received a call from his Dr. and all is normal! 🙏🏻 We are so thankful that Brady is pretty darn healthy right now! 💙💛💙💛 #blessed #downsyndromemom #ds #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #downrightperfect

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stephanie.d.anderson

This boys smile lights up my life☀️ The way he lives his life is teaching me how to be better at living mine. He loves dancing🕺and eating popsicles🍡 and he is proof there’s #nothingdownaboutit when it comes to #downsyndrome 💛💙. . . . . . #momof3 #downsyndromemom #downsyndromerocks #t21 #t21rocks

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dsacentralflorida

Share your smile with the world

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latchedla

Babies born with Down syndrome benefit even more from breastfeeding than other babies. Breastmilk gives them extra protection from infections and supports their gut health. Also, the repetitive act of breastfeeding strengthens facial and mouth muscles, which in turn helps later on with speech. Here are some tips for breastfeeding your sweet baby: spend lots of time skin to skin, try the laid back & football positions, hold your breast under your baby’s chin or place your index finger under baby’s chin, wake your extra sleepy baby to nurse, & switch breasts if your baby starts to fall asleep too soon. If they are are unable to nurse at least 8-12x/24 hours then pump or hand express to protect your supply & provide breastmilk for your baby. And remember: your baby’s diagnosis does not define them or their capabilities!

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extra.ordinary.blog

This is something I NEVER thought I’d see Kerrigan doing at not even 2.5 years old. 😱 My fellow #t21 mamas (or really any special needs mamas)...this is just your daily reminder that I see you. I hear you. I feel your joys seeing your kids do new, exciting things. I feel your hurt when yet another medical ailment rolls along. Sending you all the love & support I can muster on this rainy, gloomy Monday. We’ve got this, ladies! . . . #trisomy21 #trisomy21mom #downsyndrome #downsyndromemom #downsyndromeblog #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromeacceptance #upsyndrome #theluckyfew #nothingdownaboutit #lifeisbetterwithyou #specialneedsmom

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emmainspiration.official

I love boots with my dresses! 👢

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nicolejmcclendon

Didn’t do any squats this morning, but love this shirt anyways! 🤪 👊🏼 And yes, laundry couch mountain returned! At least they’re clean! And in baskets! LOL 😆 #mondaymoves #realmomlife #cleanclothes #dirtyfloors . . . #adoptivemom #downsyndromemom #specialneedsmom #adoptallthebabies #momworkout #workoutathome #workoutwithkids #athomeworkout #easypeasy

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stephanie.d.anderson

👉🏼That look we all have when we are standing on the edge of something new and amazing. We want to first dip our toes in, get our feet wet. It can be a lil scary to just JUMP into the unknown... but it’s when we take that leap of faith that we find out we were meant for this very moment and we were born ready. So let nothing hold you back from going headfirst. Be brave and go for it. You were made for more and that MORE is just on the other side of your fears. Conquer em girl, I know you can do it💪🏼 . . . . . . #bornready #yougotthis #getoveryourfears #youweremadeforthis #momsarethebest #momof3 #downsyndromemom

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growingupwithkeyaan

Couldn't resist taking a quick photo before putting my little star to bed! #downsyndrome #downsyndromemom #bloglife #toddlersofinstagram #downsyndromediaries #nothingdownaboutit

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smedbergs_mrs

Get your work in ladies. No one is going to do it for you. ♥ I advocated so hard I ripped by bag. ♥ @littlest_warrior

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kristinbirkett

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