About That World Down Syndrome Day....

I think every parent of a child with Down syndrome views WDSD in a different way. My own personal opinion is probably unpopular. Some readers will be in tears because *finally* someone else understands them and isn't afraid to verbalize their own reality. Other parents will gasp in horror and offense, but only because they themselves are not living with the same behavioral challenges that many of us do. This exposes a deep divide within the Down syndrome community that really shouldn't exist. That is why I'm posting today...not to shame anyone, but with two goals in mind: 1) I respectfully request that individual parents, whose Down syndrome lives might be rosy, at least acknowledge t

Validation

A little over one year ago, A Mother's Rest was put into public service as a full-fledged 501c3. As the parent of a disabled teenager myself, and after having served special needs adoptive families for the last 11 years, I KNEW the very real daily strains. I knew that parents needed a break. I knew that it needed to be more than just enough time to shower. I knew that it needed to be more than a child-less trip to the grocery store. I knew that it needed to be extended time away, in the fellowship of others like me, to do absolutely nothing but SLEEP. I launched a grand, ever-evolving vision for A Mother's Rest to "fill in the gaps", one hole at a time, to create a proactive, self-care

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A Mother's Rest Charitable Respite  Foundation

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TO IMPROVE THE EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH OF CAREGIVERS THROUGH PROACTIVE, Affordable, restorative, RESPITE OPPORTUNITIES

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