Family Life

A Day at the Lake

One of the things we miss most about our home in California is how close we were to the beach – just minutes away! But one of the things we were looking forward to in our new area is being able to go to beaches where the water is warm, unlike the northern California coast.… Continue reading A Day at the Lake

Activity Roundup · Tot Play

Construction Theme Week

A couple of weeks ago I brought home a new set of construction vehicle toys for Calvin and he was totally into them. I had been in kind of a rut with planning Tot School themes, so I decided to run with his newfound interest. Here are some fun construction-ish themed activities we did! When we… Continue reading Construction Theme Week

Calvin, 22q Deletion

Spread the Word about 22q!

Today we are off to the 22q at the Zoo event at our local(ish) zoo. 22q at the Zoo happens every year on May 22 as a chance for 22q families around the world to get together with their 22q neighbors to socialize and raise awareness. Find us on Instagram to see what we’re up… Continue reading Spread the Word about 22q!

Guest Posts

The Hero’s Journey – Guest Post from JiYoung

I’m a day late on my Dup15q awareness post for this month, but I’m excited to share with you a beautiful guest post from another Dup15q mama, JiYoung. On her blog, My Special Life, JiYoung shares her thoughts and experiences as a parent to her young son Lucas, born with Duplication 15q Syndrome – the… Continue reading The Hero’s Journey – Guest Post from JiYoung

Family Life

My Favorite Time of Day

Calvin’s evaluations last week went just fine, and this week our therapy schedule feels a lot more manageable. In fact, it’s actually not bad at all. I just had a bad week last week with being worried about the evaluations. I also realize that all last week I was staying up too late watching TV… Continue reading My Favorite Time of Day

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Therapy Schedule in Full Swing

We moved here in December and after the evaluation process with our new early intervention organization and new therapists and new insurance, blah, blah blah, Henry’s in-home therapies are finally starting this week. He has been in feeding therapy since about February, and Calvin’s process with the public school district went a little faster since… Continue reading Therapy Schedule in Full Swing

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A Few Mishaps and a Half Marathon

I did it! I totally finished my first half marathon last Saturday!! Though I would not exactly describe it as smooth sailing, I know I gave it my best and I’m proud of myself both for training and for finishing. I crossed the finish line with my sister-in-law, Mary. And, funny story, almost nothing about race weekend… Continue reading A Few Mishaps and a Half Marathon