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The Big Myth about Down Syndrome – and how new Dads can shatter it. 49

by As a Dad who just learned your child has Down Syndrome, you will hear this myth everywhere: Down Syndrome is a devastating and painful diagnosis that will turn a parent’s life upside down forever.


Why a diagnosis of Down Syndrome just didn’t matter. 35

by “I don’t give a [expletive deleted] if he has Down Syndrome, Up Syndrome, or Halfway- in-Between Syndrome – would you please stop my wife from bleeding out so she can hold her son?” That was my reaction to the neonatologist’s diagnosis of Down Syndrome in the Emergency Room.  I […]


No Mas: Stop police violence against Citizens with Downs Syndrome. 8

by Last night, I hugged Little Bird a little tighter. I savored the moment a little longer –  the feeling of this beautiful little boy snuggling up to me, curling his legs into my chest while he slept.  I burned the image of him sleeping, peacefully, in my arms, into […]


10 Reasons I need a smile from Little Bird. 1

by Dear Little Bird, Its been 12 weeks.  It’s time for you to smile.  Intentionally…not those “sleep-smiles” that are so flippin’ adorable. Here are 10 reasons I really need you to stop crying and give us that first intentional smile, Little Bird. Love, Poppa Bird


Would you like to trade babies? (Just kidding)

by Momma Bird tried to warn me that these first few weeks were going to be rough.  She said (paraphrasing) that babies  drive you to the precipice of exhaustion, and right when you are about to jump off, they bust out a smile or a giggle and invigorate you for […]