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The Progress Report with Eileen-Acceptance

The Progress Report with Eileen-Acceptance

Acceptance /ak-sep-tuh ns/ The act of taking or receiving something offered; favorable reception; approval; the act of assenting or believing. There are things in this life that we have no control over. For those of us who are Type A, this can be...

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Julia’s Way-by Ella(her mom)

JULY WWC BLOG POST   I’ve been “watching my feet” a lot again recently. This is a habit I developed about 18 months ago when I was pregnant with my daughter and, at the 20-week ultrasound, we found out that there was something wrong that...

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Julia’a Way-by Ella(her mom)

Julia’a Way-by Ella(her mom)

I’ve been “watching my feet” a lot again recently. This is a habit I developed about 18 months ago when I was pregnant with my daughter and, at the 20-week ultrasound, we found out that there was something wrong that seemed possibly inconsistent...

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The Progress Report by Eileen

The Progress Report by Eileen

Grief /ɡrēf/ Deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death. I’ll start with some honesty. I am fortunate enough to not be an expert on this topic but I can tell you that some of the people who I love the most in life are grieving...

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What I Know Now-A New Career

What I Know Now. My next career is about to begin. I know this will be exciting, fulfilling, and filled with variety. What I don’t know is how it will change my life on a daily basis. In my lifetime I have held many roles. I have been a daughter...

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Julia’s Way

Julia’s Way

My sweet daughter, So many months ago, before we knew that you had Down syndrome when we were told that there was something wrong, something that could be “inconsistent with life”, I wish I could have had a window into this moment. You’ve fallen...

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PEOPLE FIRST, CONDITION SECOND

PEOPLE FIRST, CONDITION SECOND “Look at that cute downs baby”             “I had a downs kid in my class in high school” “My friend has a downs child”   Nothing about the statements above seem particularly offensive to most people but if you...

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What I Know Now Lee-Ann

What I Know Now   Lee-Ann

What I know now.. I have this morning routine. It is a daily ritual that travels with me whereever I go. Nothing interrupts it and it never stops. Even when my children were little, they knew. They knew, the wee hours of the morn were mommy’s...

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Having a Child with Down Syndrome

Having a Child with Down Syndrome

In January of 2017, we worked with Whitman Wellness Center, in Whitman, Massachusetts to launch a yearlong service project benefiting the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) with the aim to educate people about Down syndrome (DS). One in...

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