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Gems of Rio de Janeiro

I first got to know Rio through the riotous lens of a Carnivale, but I promised myself I’d find out what local life was like.   So I stayed in Rio for 3 weeks. Here are a few of my favorite discoveries: Lagoon, photo credit Ana Carolina do Nascimento Guimaraes Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas-A lagoon with a paved 7.5 km (>4.5mile) bike/running …

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How To Save Money On Flights

Protip: Clearing your browser cache before booking flights and hotels online can save money!  Booking sites tend to increase fares if you’ve visited the site before. http://ow.ly/9ZsK304MHI3

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Disney On Ice

4 years old has been a really fun age.  We seem to have been lifted out of the fog of having to do absolutely everything for our child. She can choose her own clothes, dress herself completely, eat independently, play by herself, and needs much less supervision.  She even buckles herself into her car seat. …

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This Special Needs Baby Kept Getting Rejected For Modeling Gigs. Here’s What His Mom Did

Parenting is full of surprises, and our little surprise was that we would be welcoming a Down Syndrome baby to the family.  Our little pumpkin has Down Syndrome and with prenatal testing becoming more prevalent, many parents are even wondering during pregnancy what it will be like. Down Syndrome babies are little fighters, and as …

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Best Baby Signs To Learn

As we’ve gone through speech therapy for my daughter with Down syndrome, we’ve been working with therapists who teach early childhood development. Gross motor skills come before speech, which is why babies can sign before they can speak. Baby signs that are useful include: more, all done. At my 2 my daughter with Down syndrome …

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