Sunday, April 19, 2009


About Bill and Ria
Sharing experiences about life, parenting, and Down syndrome.

We have 2 children. Our first child, Matthew, was born in 2007 and diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth. He is our "Gift from God" (meaning of Matthew). Elizabeth was born in 2010. Queen Elizabeth is quite precocious and tries to keep up with her big brother as best as she can. They are absolute blessings.

We created the blog to share the joys and challenges that having a child with Down syndrome brings into our family's life. We offer our everyday experience, insights, and resources.

Our goal is to inform, inspire, and raise awareness about Down syndrome. We want to make you smile!

We hope to show you that being labeled as having Down syndrome is not an indicator of an individual's potential, character, dreams, and spirit.

In addition to keeping family and friends, near and far, updated, we hope to:
  • reach out to and inspire other individuals and families who love someone with Down syndrome
  • provide valuable insights and awareness about raising a child with Down syndrome
  • provide valuable resources, a broad network of support, and a platform for communicating with other families who advocate for their kids who have Down syndrome
  • simply, make new friends
We do not endorse products. We do not offer medical or professional advice. Just our experience and hopefully some entertainment and inspiration.

About How We Met
Our story began in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. Click here to read about it.

About Our Family
Our family is a melting pot of cultures, nationalities, and personalities. (American, Filipino, German, Czech, Japanese, Thai, and Korean). Being different is how we live best.

Please feel free to contact us via email. We would love to hear from you.

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About Toy Review Tuesday
On Tuesdays, I write about toys we have played with and how they have helped (or not helped) with development. This review is not to be construed as an endorsement of the product nor do I intend to put pressure on parents to purchase the toys reviewed.