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19 years ago this was my big sisters favorite silky. She passed it down to me. Even though it’s pink, it’s quickly becoming my favorite too๐Ÿ’• #loveeverychromosome #trisomy21 #finn #finnianmashawnwilliams #downsyndrome #downwithfinn #t21 #downsyndromebaby #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromemom #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromecutie #extraordinary
Ok Friends and Family,  Joe, the kids and myself are taking a HUGE leap of faith. I’ve opened a GO FUND ME to help spread the story and needs for the next phase of Our City Beautiful’s community project.  I’ve dubbed it #ocbhomeproject  As you all know, the end and forever goal of OCB is to build our Independent, but Assistive Living Community. I’ve found a couple really great pieces of property that range from 5-10 acres, and the average costs of these properties is about $100,000. We will be pulling all we can from our personal savings, but we need help.  Any donations made through the Go Fund Me are NOT tax free. But you can make a tax free donation by sending us a check (PM me) or by using our direct PayPal link.  If everyone on mine, Joe’s and all our followers at OCB gave just a little this goal could be knocked out in No Time! ๐Ÿ’œ  If you can’t donate right now then PLEASE SHARE! Help us spread the word and share our story and goals. Pray for us. Send us words of encouragement. Everything adds up.  PayPal.me/OurCityBeautiful  https://www.gofundme.com/our-city-beautiful-community-home?utm_medium=email&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_email%2B4904-welcome-wp-v5
Lovable. Adorable. Knowledgeable. CAPABLE.  I hope you know you are capable, brave & significant. Even when it seems like you’re not. Go conquer the world little dove.  Capable tee by @kalechipsnw  Rainbow Bows: @cinderellabowtique (Links in Bio! Use code Lucie15 for a discount!! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜)
๐Ÿ–ค UPDATE ๐Ÿ–ค Please keep praying!
SIT DOWN! Yes, mom. I'm talking to you. Nothing is more frustrating then telling your kids to do something and having them not pay attention. So I challenge you if you want to get your child’s attention…just SIT DOWN! They may wonder what is wrong, or if they are in trouble, but really you are trying to set an example. You are being an attentive listener!  There are so many reasons to use this, but I wanted to share with other moms the 8 biggest reasons why. ===> http://bit.ly/sitdownmom . . . #specialneedsmamas #specialneedsparenting #motherhood #yougotthis #momsofdownsyndrome #ourlove4downsyndrome #mompreneur #downsyndromemom #dsmomadvocate #iep #inclusion #advocacy #downsyndromespeaker #nothingdownaboutit #iepcoach #inclusionworks #inclusionmatters #inclusionisamindset #specialeducation #ourlove4downsyndrome #advocacymatters
I could not be more proud of this little one. She took her money from her piggy bank and bought herself a new playdough set. She gave the teller the money and everything. She was so happy to do it all herself. #soproud #growingup #downsyndromemom
“Inclusion is an experience of belonging. You need to belong. Children need to belong. .... Inclusion in schools shouldn’t mean dropping a different learner into the deep end of a regular education class and saying “sink or swim”. And... If you sink you have to prove to us you are worthy of another chance. ... Inclusion requires thoughtfulness and intention of leaders in schools and classrooms who can imagine the supports needed for successfully creating inclusive experiences for everyone. And... then make those supports a reality. ... Inclusion is different for everyone. It fails when we standardize the definition. When you accept inclusion does not need to be earned and inclusive experiences are possible for everyone, a community both inside the school and at the local park begins to grow.“ -Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed ... #inclusion #inclusionmatters #inclusiveeducation #specialed #specialeducationteacher #specialedteacher #downsyndrome #downsyndromemom #autismmom #autismfamily #iteach #communityinvolvement #endofschoolyear
Dani, Dani, Dani Covey, you my friend are one of a kind. Put on this earth to inspire, educate and create a world around you and your boy full of love, commitment and opportunity. Maddox is the luckiest of lads to call you Mum. To hear Dani and Maddox’s story on all things pregnancy, Maddox’s unexpected Down Syndrome diagnosis, and Dani’s first two years as a Mama head to my YouTube channel. Link in bio โœจโœจ
๐Ÿ”Š Say it louder for the people in the back! ๐Ÿ”Š
Bike ๐Ÿšฒ ride at the Biltmore today!!! I’m so grateful for our family days! Happy Memorial Weekend everyone! I hope you get to spend some QT with your family, too! #212121 #betterwithyou #changingthefaceofbeauty #chromosomallyenhanced #downrightcute #downrightperfect #downsyndrome #downsyndromeadoption #downsyndromelife #downsyndromelove #downsyndromemilesstones #downsyndromemodel #downsyndromemom #downsyndromepride #downsyndromerocks #ds #dsdn #dsfamilylife #dsmomlife #iheartt21
Tonight 7pm โœจ #unitedinmotherhood #downsyndrome #honestmotherhood
This little ray of sunshine just spreads happiness wherever she goes. ๐ŸŒžBow: @cinderellabowtique (Link in Bio, use code Lucie15 to save)
He's a little young still, right? Plus he needs to learn to put down the ipod music first. #socuteithurts #growingupfast #proudmama #downsyndromemom
We're dropping the kids off at my Mom & Dad's for a SLEEPOVER!!! THAT MEANS WE HAVE THE HOUSE TO OURSELVES๐Ÿ˜ฑ . . I've decided to start something called the #four4more movement so we can all be tagging what I believe are four things we can do to tweak our health & wellness. This health movement can be sought as a single person or a family and it is EASY PEASY! If you wan't to join me this weekend write this hashtag #four4more in the comment section below! . . 1: 1๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ Spend the first 15 minutes of the day with the Lord. This has been a game changer in my creativity level, self-worth, feeling anchored and catching wind on how I can better serve those around me. And what better way to get your creative juices flowing than to spend the first moments of the day with the creator of it all. You can do this through mediation, reading the Bible, praying or just sitting and listening. Need a bible for your kids? I love love love the @Jesus_storybook_bible for young kids! . . 2: ๐Ÿ’ฆDrink drink drink! Get half your body weight of water in. This will give your mind clarity, give you energy and curb sugar cravings. . . 3:๐ŸฅฌGet greens in every meal (or) for as many meals as possible. I don't have rules on what I can and can't eat. I just have rules about getting my water and greens in before I eat whatever it is I want. This often times set my body up to crave nutrient-dense foods instead of junk food. . . 4:๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธMove your body. Some may disagree with me, but I don't think exercise needs to be extreme. It can be as simple as a yoga flow, a walk with your family or a pleasurable bike ride. Move to stay moving. . . Happy Saturday guys! Make sure to smooch the heck out of your hubbies and wives, love your kids, and join me on the #four4more journey! . . . . . . . . . #holyyoga #christianyoga #christianmom #christianmoms #specialneedsparent #specialneedsparents #downsyndromemom #familyhealth #healthyfamilies #kidshealth #healthgoals #christianmarriage
{ Advocate like a MOTHER }  As many know, my 4yo Max is a sweet, charming adorable little blonde haired, blue eyed, music & animal loving little guy with Down Syndrome.  we are very fortunate in that Max has had minimal health issues and is doing incredibly well hitting his milestones in pre-K! . Our philosophy in raising Max has always been to foster his independence as much as possible. We know that he WILL be able to do ALL of the things, it just may take him a little more time. . This past week while visiting an awesome farm and Playland near us, I witnessed an interaction Max had with another kiddo playing on the swing set. Max was taking his time cautiously climbing the ladder to the tall tunnel slide. Other kids were anxiously waiting behind him and itching to get to the slide as quick as possible as all kiddos want to!  The mama bear in me wanted to tell those kids to wait their turn and give Max more time. However, I knew this was an opportunity for Max to show his independence. I stood back and watched the interactions as Max stepped to the side and let the kids go in front of him and then continued on his way up the ladder to the top of the slide. I was so proud of his perseverance and that he didn’t let the other kids rushing him detour his focus or drive to get to the top. . This was a great reminder of his independence! So proud of him and his progress and happy the mama bear in me stepped back to give him the space and time he needed to do it on his own!  #advocatelikeamother #disabilityadvocate #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #downsyndromemom #fosteringindependence #lethimflyhigh #slowandsteadywinstherace #keepclimbing #proudofprogress #mamabear #stepbackmama #inclusionmatters #diversityandinclusion
*much funnier with the sound on* Levi was playing the banjo on the way to see Grams and Grandpa. ๐Ÿ˜‚ #downsyndrome #downsyndromemom #downsyndromelife #3onthe21 #theluckyfew
๐Ÿ™ URGENT Prayer Request ๐Ÿ™ * *A need shared from my friend (& PL warrior โค๏ธ) @klassy_in_pink * * “Prayers for a young woman who is about to make a big decision. Either she’ll choose her scheduled abortion on Monday and continue on her path of addiction and chaos... -OR- She’ll enter a maternity home that will walk with her through the detox process and then support her through her pregnancy and birth and help her to forge a new path for her life. * * Two lives on the line...”
It’s Memorial Day weekend and I’m doing a bulk order!! Order directly through me or on my site for a very special surprise from me as a big THANK YOU for supporting my small business! Every order, big or small, helps me in SO many ways! Trust me, the kids appreciate it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ safescentskatie.scentsy.us
Chocolate chip cookies: I could eat 12+ without blinking an eye.๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช You know how deliciously satisfying that first bite of sugary food is? And then you binge until you suddenly feel too gross for more? . That was me. Life was hard (8 kids, some with special needs, homeschooling, escaped or sick farm animals, financial stress...), so I NEEDED those cookies we baked at least every other day, if not daily (because I made them disappear so fast). . That Sugar Monster had me in his grip, big-time. (The Sugar Monster is a guy, I guess?!๐Ÿ˜‚) I could stay off sugar by vows to never eat a bite, sometimes longer than a year, but then, I'd succumb to one cookie. Back down Sugar Alley I'd go, regaining weight I'd lost while keeping my sugar-free vows. . My drawers & closet were stuffed, b/c I needed a bunch of sizes, depending on my sugar addiction journey. . Besides extra weight, those cookies contributed to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, & practically dead digestion. I knew it, but felt so trapped.๐Ÿ™ . Long story a bit shorter, I've been FREED from sugar addiction & extra weight, plus all those health issues!๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you, God, for putting a few simple supplements into my life 5 years ago to protect my health! . ๐Ÿ‘‰Does the Sugar Monster plague you? Do cookies call your name? Or Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccinos? Soda? Ice cream??? What "food" do you struggle with most?
“Marla and I met through Instagram over a year ago, and I always loved following her. She is so positive and brings a fantastic insight into parenting, advocating and working with individuals with Down Syndrome.” - Lori . . . #specialneedsmamas #specialneedsparenting #motherhood #yougotthis #momsofdownsyndrome #ourlove4downsyndrome #mompreneur #downsyndromemom #dsmomadvocate #iep #inclusion #advocacy #downsyndromespeaker #nothingdownaboutit #iepcoach #inclusionworks #inclusionmatters #inclusionisamindset #specialeducation #ourlove4downsyndrome #advocacymatters
I’ve got a new post on @medium. As we go through our Down syndrome journey with Mason, I feel it is super important to raise awareness by educating those around us. As I mention in the article, I can admit I knew absolutely nothing about Down syndrome prior to having Mason but I learn so much everyday about these really special people. If you never read anything else I write, please click the link in my bio read this article & learn a little. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™ . . . . . . #downsyndrome #downsyndromelove #downsyndromelife #downsyndromemom #theluckyfew #extrachromosomeextracute #downsyndromeawareness #ontheblogtoday #collectivelycreate #writersofinstagram #instawriters #littlestoriesofmylife #blogging #bloggerlife #blogpost #blog #linkinbio #writersofig #writersonig #writers_den_ #writersconnection #writerssociety #instawriter
Scored these coupons (good til Sept) in Walmart today! Can also submit to Shopkit for 250 kicks, and $1.30 back when you buy 2 on iBotta!!! GOOOOO! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
First part of taking care of ourselves, is making time to move our bodies.  Whether it's a run, a walk, spin cycle class or just turning your music up and dancing! Give yourself 30 minutes (even if it's 15 minutes) of moving your body.  I personally feel so much better today. Focused, awake, brain fog gone, just because I walked my dogs.  Summer is here ladies, there should be NO EXCUSES of why you can't take some time and love on your body.  Give it the movement break it needs to reset it's self! * * * #downsyndromemom #downsyndromemamas #specialneedsmamas #specialneedsparenting #motherhood #yougotthis #momsofdownsyndrome #mompreneur #dsmomadvocate #iep #inclusion #advocacyburnout #downsyndromespeaker #nothingdownaboutit #iepcoach #selfcare #moveyourbody
Slow progress is STILL progress!!! Pic 1 is today and pic 2 is from January!!
A little song ๐ŸŽถ to get your weekend started right. Thanks #danieltiger for the background vocals. I had a little vocal peep in there too ๐Ÿ˜Œ#beforeYouTakeSomethingAway #askifitsokay #warriorprincess
Dirty 30 extreme real time ( boy that’s a mouth full. Lol). Aka shoulder and arm day. Might not be able to lift my arms to wash my hair. #happyfriday #theweekendishere #downsyndromemom #workinprogress #hypothyroidism #arms
WE ARE ON THE HUNT! But I need hunting party leaders!  Scentsy started putting GOLDEN TICKETS ๐ŸŽŸ inside select Whiffboxes (fun mystery boxes packed full of Scentsy products and samples). What’s a GOLDEN TICKET ๐ŸŽŸ?!??!! Much like what Charlie found, it is magic โœจโœจโœจ beyond your wildest dreams!! Golden Ticket Prizes so far have included: ๐ŸŽŸ FREE diffuser and all 21 of our essential oils ๐ŸŽŸEvery DISNEY Scentsy buddy we release in the next year FREE ๐ŸŽŸFREE Whiffboxes for a year ๐ŸŽŸFREE Stargaze Diffuser, essential oil, warmer, 3 wax bars, buddy clip, washer whiffs, Scentsy Go, Scent Pods, bath bomb, AND warmer stand ๐ŸŽŸ 4 wax bars and room spray FREE  AND there are many more prizes to come!  How do you LEAD ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ the hunt for one??!! Find 7 friends who would like to be apart of your hunting party and order themselves a Whiffbox for a chance at a GOLDEN TICKET ๐ŸŽŸ and YOU will not only be rewarded with FREE and HALF PRICED Scentsy of your choice, you’ll receive a special hunting prize from me! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ If you’d like to accept this challenge, comment below!