Monday, October 1, 2012


Nothing says "busy mom of 5" like a blog that hasn't been touched in MONTHS....but I'll say it out loud.  "Being a mom to 5 is hard and busy and fun and exciting and frustrating and a learning process."
 I'm sure we are just like any family....coming and going and running.  We're your typical family.
Except our 4th daughter has 3 copies of the 21st chromosome....she has Down syndrome.
There are very few times that those words are uttered around here.  She's just Aubrey to us.  And I like it that way.  But the truth is that she does have Down syndrome and that piece of her can't be left is part of what makes her HER.
 We are so lucky that she was born in this time period, because the hope for people with Ds is so great.  Very little is going to hold her back and there are so many opportinities for her.
 But those opportunities wouldn't be there if it weren't for people who advocated for individuals with Down syndrome.
 October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.   So it's time....31 for 21.  31 days of blogging in support of those with three copies of the 21st chromosome.   It is a month that is set aside, to help raise awareness, raise funds and raise hope of a better world for individuals living with Down syndrome.  
So, yes life is busy and hurried and things have to be prioritized a lot, but advocating is important.  So come back each day this month and learn a little more about Aubrey and our life and what living with Down syndrome is like and what YOU can do to help be an advocate for her and other people with Ds.


  1. I know how it is to be busy, busy! Glad you're doing this. I'm giving it a try this year too, hope I can make it ;)


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