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Experience Akron Children's through the eyes - and hearts - of our parent bloggers as they capture the ups and downs - joys and fears - of parenting. Our parent contributors hope that by sharing their stories, they may help others. Feel free to join the conversation.

Cherishing our special memories every day

Great-Grandpa-Selfie

Until Bekah and Sam arrived, I was unaware of just how short time can be. Now, I am sometimes brutally aware that there are small, seemingly insignificant moments that I’d like to remember forever.

Looking ahead to hip surgery to realign Jordan’s right hip

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Though it’s only January we have already seen a small glimpse of how our world is going to be turned upside down. We had a great December celebrating the Christmas season. Our season was also welcomed with our 6-month visit to the Myelo Clinic at Akron Children’s to meet with his specialists to assess his progress.

Proud to be independent

Jordan and his lil sis, Gabriella

Independent is becoming our new word, or should I say, “I do it myself, mommy!”

Jordan goes to pre-school

Jordan

At the end of Jordan’s 2-year-old early intervention class last year, we were faced with where he would attend pre-school. It was another change in what we had envisioned for our kiddos because we had not planned on sending him when he was 3. We met with our local school district’s therapist and teachers to come […]

It’s birthday time

Bekah on her new birthday bike

Four years ago we were struggling with infertility, and the idea that we may never have the chance to be parents was very real, and very sad. Then, 3 years ago Bekah was born and we learned the fast and cold truth that not every baby is born a warm and cuddly bundle of joy.

A moment of honesty from this mother

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I’m going to begin this post by saying that I am going to be honest. Some of what I say might not make sense to you, but if other moms of kids with Down syndrome or any other medical issue are reading this, I want them to know they are not alone when they have […]