Down syndrome Blogs: Blogs with a Connection to Down syndrome

Down syndrome: Our stories matter. Our blogs are our stories, and this is a place where you can connect with many, many stories.

All blogs are welcome. They do not have to be specifically about Down syndrome; it just needs to have a connection in some way. Blogs listed below are in the main areas of cross-reference, in the hope that you can find and connect with families or people that “speak” to you. If you’d like your own blog added, please contact me (scroll to the bottom of this page for the contact form).

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International Alliance for Writers for Down syndrome on Facebook

Facebook Group for A Day in the Life with Down syndrome

Blogs by Category:

  1. Adoption
  2. Daily Life
  3. Education/Therapy
  4. Homeschooling
  5. Humour
  6. IEP Help
  7. LGBT
  8. Mosaic/Translocation Down syndrome
  9. Natural Parenting/Nutrition
  10. Other Health Concerns/Cross Disability
  11. Prenatal/Pregnancy
  12. Preschool
  13. Religion: – Christian Faith – Other Faith/Non Faith
  14. Teens/Adults
  15. Travel/Cross Culture

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1. ADOPTION

Eicherumba!
Little Wonders
Faith Set Free
Lindsay Kids 7 
Gillian Marchenko 
Dear Laura & Kamdyn…Love, Sissy 
From the Heart 
Our Version of Normal 
A Seventh Sister
A Typical Son

Matir Asurim

 Want more information on adoption/Down syndrome? Visit the National Down syndrome Adoption Network (http://www.ndsan.org/)

Also, Reece’s Rainbow, for information on disability adoptions and help with funding (http://reecesrainbow.org/)

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2. DAILY LIFE

– “daily life” being another way of saying ‘life’, ‘parenting’, ‘everything’ and ‘smeared cupcakes’. it’s the whole ball of wax, the fun cahoozie that is life with kids –

365 Days of Abby
Girl in a Party Hat
A Little Moxie
One Beautiful Life
Every Little Thing
Garden of My Heart
 The Hailey Herald
 Life As I Know It (child – Finnian)
Ben’s Blessings
My Liddy Bug 
Holly’s House (Not a Perfect Mom’s Blog) 
Penny’s Peeps
21+21+21=?
The Upside of Wes 
And Then There Were Three… 
Bill and Ria – Sharing Experiences About Life, Parenting and Down syndrome 
Those Newmans 
My Stubborn Little Miss
Life is Simple. It’s Just Not Easy 
Nuts About Nathan
Kelli Forrester
Life’s Little Surprises 
Count it All Joy
Moos Crossing
What’s New with the W Family
Life is Beautiful
The Chronicles of Ellie Bellie Bear
Julian’s Journey – Life as We Know It
Big Blueberry Eyes
The Unknown Contributor
The Ordinary Life of an Extraordinary Girl
Snaps of Our Life
Finnian’s Journey 
What a Team! 
Life as We Know It  (child – Julian)
The Seal Bark
Thoroughly Modern Messy – twins, one with Ds
Everything and Nothing from Essex 
Our Cora Bean 
Being a Mom 
Melanie’s Mania 
My Holland Hugs
Love 4 Thans
The Tao of Tulips
Lindsay Kids 7  – 5 kids with Ds
The Narretto Family
My Changing Life and Times
A Little Something Extra
Ellen Stumbo 
Gillian Marchenko 
Trial Run 
Life as We Know It (child – Kennedy)
Joy and Joe
Ty’s Adventures
Rockin an Extra Chromosome
Life with My Girls
Widening Circle
Treyton’s Posse – a Father’s Perspective on Down syndrome
More About Matthew
Loving Kayla Lynn
Forty Seven Blog
Down syndrome and the Undomesticated Diva
Down Wit Dat 
Love Life and Be Gentle
The Sumulong 3
Down With 3-21 
The Bates Motel
Cowgirl Up!
Dear Laura & Kamdyn…Love, Sissy (from sibling perspective)
Little Bird’s Dad (Daddy Blog)
A Se Quu I
The Lucky Ten Percent
Our Journey Through Life
From the Heart
Those Crazy Kackley’s
Stoll Life
It Starts with a Voice (2 biological children with Ds)
The Prince and Me
Sassy Southern Gal’s Posterous
Our Version of Normal 
ReJenerationS
Precious Now
Happy Soul Project
Silver Linings 
Our Dream Come True 
Mama Jorje 
Every Little Thing
Loving Life with Our Blue Eyed Beauties 
Who Am I; Why Do You Care 
A Young Mother and a Baby with Down syndrome
Green Tea and Ginger 
Sycamore Sisters 
Unringing the Bell 
Sue Mayer – Special Needs Mom 
Madonna Mama! 
Not That You Asked 
My C’s in the Country
Living a Joyful Life with Down syndrome 
3 of 21 
This is My Life…and This is JOY! 
Our Three Little Birds 
Special Mommy x2 
The Life of a Tiny Tyrant: BFF 
Exactly Where I’m At
Down with Asa
Take a Walk on the Happy Side (identical twins with Ds)
This Gift Called Grace
Reflections from Holland
Blessings Beyond the Ordinary
Beyond the Everyday Blessings
Kimchi Latkes
Sullivan Family Fun
Jolee’s Journey
On Loving Lucy
You Might Get Lost
Me and My Boys
A Surprising Joy
Sonny’s Up Side of Down
Yo Mamma Mamma!
Duck, Duck Goose
Our Path Less Traveled
Reflecting on Kindness
The Sassy Southern Gal
321 Mama!
Let’s Go Have Some Pancakes
The Adventures of Mya and Ellie
Dear Tessa
Our Cora Bean
Lessons from Avery
For Elysium
The Voetmann Family
Danica’s Website

Define Crazy

Cedar’s Story

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3. EDUCATION/THERAPY

Open Books, Open Doors – teaching reading to children with Down syndrome
The Sassy Southern Gal
Bill and Ria – Sharing Experiences About Life, Parenting and Down syndrome
Down syndrome New Mama
The Chronicles of Ellie Bellie Bear
Down syndrome Up, Up and Away! 
Let’s Talk – Down syndrome 
Ty’s Adventures (“App-Cation” Month)
Down syndrome: A Day to Day Guide
The Down Syndrome Action Plan
Got Down syndrome 
Sycamore Sisters 
3 of 21
A Beautiful Life

Cedar’s Story

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4. HOMESCHOOLING

On a Joyful Journey 
Lindsay Kids 7 
Life at the Scharf House
More About Matthew
Words of His Heart
Green Tea Ginger
Duck, Duck Goose
A Beautiful Life

* Facebook group for Homeschooling/Down syndrome:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Homeschool-and-Down-Syndrome/359406450743397

https://www.facebook.com/groups/528616177207117/

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5. HUMOUR

Holly’s House (Not a Perfect Mom’s Blog)
Kimchi Latkes
Thoroughly Modern Messy
Who Am I; Why Do You Care
Our Three Little Birds
Embracing Wade
Me and My Boys
ZauberDrum
21 Lessons from Avery

Define Crazy

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6. IEP HELP

Help for your Individualized Education Plan:

DREDF: Disability Rights Education Defense Fund: Special Education, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

About – IEP FAQ’s

IEP Summary, Practice and Tips (a PDF from Autism Speaks)

Special Education Law

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7. LGBT

Giggle & Hugs

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8. MOSAIC/TRANSLOCATION DOWN SYNDROME

 Mosaic

Life’s Little Surprises


Translocation

Garden of My Heart

This is My Life…and This is JOY! 

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9. NATURAL PARENTING/NUTRITION

 Natural Parenting
Mama Jorje
Whoopsie Piggle
You Might Get Lost
Those Newmans
Crunchy Con Mommy

 Nutrition

Down syndrome Nutrition

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10. OTHER HEALTH CONCERNS/CROSS-DISABILITY

Infantile Spasms
Discovering Joy
Our Journey Through Life

Heart
My Stubborn Little Miss
Life’s Little Surprises
Life as We Know It 
Holly’s House: Not a Perfect Mom
The Bates Motel 
Cowgirl Up! 
Happy Soul Project 
Unringing the Bell 
Sue Mayer – Special Needs Mom 
Giggle & Hugs
The Adventures of Mya and Ellie
The Sumulong 3

 Clubbed Feet

Life’s Little Surprises 

For Elysium

Sensory Processing Disorder
The Chronicles of Ellie Bellie Bear
Loving Life with Our Blue Eyed Beauties

 

Esophageal Atresia
Little Wonders

Robertsonian Translocation
Lindsay Kids 7 

Hip Displasia
Life with My Girls

Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum/Ventriculomegaly
Ben’s Blessings

Cataracts
Happy Soul Project
Navagating
Whoopsie Piggle

Autism/Asperger’s
Mostly True Stuff
(other child in the family has Autism)
Melanie’s Mania
(other child in the family has Asperger’s)
Our Version of Normal 
(other child in the family has Autism)
Green Tea Ginger
(other child in the family has Asperger’s)
Lindsay Kids 7
Unringing the Bell

Deafness
A Little Moxie
(mother is deaf, with auditory processing disorder, TBI, bi-polar)
Sue Mayer – Special Needs Mom 

ADHD
Our Version of Normal 
(other child in the family has ADHD)
Unringing the Bell

Gluten Free
Loving Life with Our Blue Eyed Beauties 

Epilepsy
Green Tea Ginger
(other child in the family has Epilepsy)

Apraxia
Sue Mayer – Special Needs Mom 

Learning Disabilities
Sue Mayer – Special Needs Mom 
(other child in family has dyslexia, learning disabilities)

Brain Injury
Sue Mayer – Special Needs Mom 
Giggle & Hugs

Rett Syndrome
Special Mommy x2 
(other child in the family has Rett syndrome)

Nutrition
Down syndrome Nutrition

Leukemia
Dear Tessa

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11. PRENATAL/PREGNANCY

Those Newmans

Our Journey Through Life
(pregnant until Winter 2012)
A Se Quu I 
(pregnant until Spring 2013)
Saving Down’s 
Down syndrome Prenatal Testing
Embracing Wade

Let’s Go Have Some Pancakes

 Yo Mamma Mamma!

 Down syndrome Pregnancy
National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down syndrome Resources

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12. PRESCHOOL

Keeping Up With the Carsons!

Snaps of Our Life

Down syndrome Up, Up and Away!

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13. RELIGION:

  1. Christian Faith
  2. Other Faith/Non-Faith

1. CHRISTIAN FAITH

My Liddy Bug
Penny’s Peeps 
A Beautiful Life
Discovering Joy
Life is Simple. It’s Just Not Easy 
Kelli Forrester
Life’s Little Surprises 
Light and Shadow 
Everything and Nothing from Essex
What a Team!
Melanie’s Mania 
Faith Set Free 
Love 4 Thans
Lindsay Kids 7 
Ellen Stumbo 
Gillian Marchenko 
Life with My Girls 
Life at the Scharf House 
More About Matthew
Words of His Heart 
The Sumulong 3
Dear Laura & Kamdyn…Love, Sissy 
Our Journey Through Life 
From the Heart 
Those Crazy Kackleys
The Prince and Me 
Sassy Southern Gal’s Posterous 
ReJenerationS
Our Dream Come True
Loving Life with Our Blue Eyed Beauties
Sycamore Sisters 
This is My Life…and This is JOY!  
Living a Joyful Life with Down syndrome  
Hi, This is Erik
Sweet Esther’s Story
Down with Asa
This Gift Called Grace
Reflections from Holland 
If They Had a Voice
A Special Purposed Life
On Loving Lucy
Keeping Faithful
Our Path Less Traveled
A Perfect Lily
Everything And Nothing From Essex

(Mormon)

2. OTHER FAITH/NON-FAITH

Baha’i Faith
Garden of My Heart
A Little Moxie

Atheist/Agnostic

Life As I Know It
The Bates Motel
Little Bird’s Dad 
A Se Quu I 
Mama Jorje 
Every Little Thing 
Unringing the Bell
Embracing Wade
You Might Get Lost

Define Crazy
Hindu
Being a Mom

Jewish
Who Am I; Why Do You Care 

Matir Asurim

Buddhist
Whoopsie Piggle

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 14. TEENS / ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME

The Ordinary Life of An Extraordinary Girl (- author of “From Grief to Celebration”)
On a Joyful Journey 
Widening Circle 
Living a Joyful Life with Down syndrome 
Hi, This is Erik 
Grown Ups & Downs 
Walkersvillemom
ZauberDrum
The Sassy Southern Gal

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15. TRAVEL /  CROSS CULTURE

 A Little Moxie (travel)

21+21+21=? (- Mexico)

Navagating (Laos, Bali)

Light and Shadow  (Afghanistan)

Being a Mom 

If They Had a Voice (Thailand)

Kimchi Latkes (bi-racial/cultural family)

ZauberDrum (German)

 

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