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Eliana Tardio is the proud mother of Emir and Ayelen, both with Down syndrome. Tune into love at her weekly column about children with special needs at Babble.

Lesson to My Daughter: The Meaning of Real Happiness

Lesson to My Daughter: The Meaning of Real Happiness

Disponible en Español, aquí This morning my son came running to me to let me know that my daughter had opened the front door for our puppy Rabbit. The puppy came back right after, and when I asked my daughter why she did it. She said: She asked me, and she was happy! Her very MORE »

Grades Don’t Define My Child’s Abilities

Grades Don’t Define My Child’s Abilities

We started this new adventure almost two years ago. I was excited for him to start attending a mainstream classroom. Being born with Down syndrome should never limit our kids’ chances to be part of the world and experience typical stuff, like attending a typical classroom and interacting with typical kids. Those millions of dollars MORE »

When Love Turns 7—My Daughter’s Birthday.

When Love Turns 7—My Daughter’s Birthday.

Lee este artículo en Español, con un click aquí My son was around 2 years old when I thought about the idea of becoming a mom for a second time. I talked to my husband about it, and he immediately agreed that it was the perfect time to become parents again. We talked about our MORE »

8 Quotes To Celebrate Parents’ Unconditional Love

8 Quotes To Celebrate Parents’ Unconditional Love

Saint Valentine’s is a celebration of love. We celebrate with our couple, our friends and our kids; but when our children are young, many times we forget to celebrate ourselves as parents. Parents’ unconditional Love is the purest and most wonderful manifestation of love. 

When a Friend Is Gone Forever: Facing the Death of a Pet

When a Friend Is Gone Forever: Facing the Death of a Pet

Lee este artículo en Español, aquí Mochy arrived in our lives about four years ago. When we adopted her, she wasn’t a puppy anymore. Recently a doctor estimated her age at ten years old, which would have made her six at the time. She was always the sweetest and most caring doggie. In her process MORE »

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

Disponible en Español, aquí As women, we share the tendency to put ourselves second (or third or even fourth!) on our priority lists. This tends to get even worse when we become mothers. Many of us have grown up with the desire to demonstrate to others how capable and strong we may be while facing MORE »

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