Contributors wanted

Hi Everyone.
Patty in one of my Facebook group is looking for some help on a project She is working on and I told her I would try and find her some parents who could be interested in contributing to her project!  

Her project looks at how us awesome parents of special kids lives our very full lives, and she wants to look at it from a global perspective, to see what things we all have in common.

Message from Patty:

I want to interview Moms or Dads who live somewhere other than the US, who are doing this job of raising special kids and families. But I am stuck and do not know where to start looking for parents like us who live in Africa, Ireland, Italy, Australia, England, Canada, Mexico, etc.

Does anyone have any ideas for me or leads I can follow up on with my interview questions?? Or could I possibly interview any of you who live in other countries? It is not a very lengthy set of questions, and I would very much appreciate any help from the community. I am going to ask, also, on all of the special needs groups I am part of. But any ideas or leads are welcome ! Thanks All – Any other countries are great for my project

I’ve told her that I would be happy to provide her with a Canadian perspective and would reach out to my readers in various group to see if wean get her what she needs. 

Parenting outside the lines is Patty’s Facebook page

And her website is: Parenting outside the lines

If you would like her email, please leave me a comment and I will put you in contact!


Please share and reblog away!!!

Thank you!

Interview with ChristyAnn – Let’s meet Lexi

It’s been awhile the last time I published an interview but this is something I love to do and once in awhile, I reach out to our Cri du Chat family on facebook and ask for volunteers!
Today, I have the pleasure to introduce you to ChristyAnn and Lexie!


Hello ChristyAnn and thank you for taking the time to chat with me.

Q: Can you tell me about your family?
A: Lexie is one of 6 kids. She is number 5 in birth order. She will be two at the end of this month.
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Q: Tell me more about Leixe who like Emily has cri du chat syndrome.
A: Lexie has good receptive language, you can tell she understands, but her expressive language is delayed. She is learning sign language . She crawls, sits up, pulls self to stand, tries to climb, but won’t walk yet. She loves to tease people. She’s a little jokester. Always laughing, always happy.
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Q: Tell me about doctors, therapies or school?
A: Our days consist of Lexie and her little sister. We have physical therapy once a week. Speech therapy with vstim once a week. Occupational therapy 4times a month. And numerous doctor and specialist appointments in between. Her most important doctors have been her pulmonologist and GI doctor.
Q: Tell me a success story?
A: We have faith that every milestone has been because of God. I take her regularly to receive anointing of the sick at our church. And milestones seem to come after these blessings.
She used to have a hard time holding her head up because of low tone. So her head would always rest towards her right shoulder. A few days after her first anointing, her kink in her head was gone. grin emoticon I truly believe that prayer, faith, and hard work keeps her achieving milestones.
This was her as a baby. You can see her turning her head to her favorite shoulder. Therapies involved helping her stretch, and massaging her neck gently.
Q: Anything else you would like the world to know?
A: She also loves cats and dogs.


Β Lexie has her own facebook page if you would like to follow her progress.


NEW!!!Β  We have a facebook page: If you want short updates and timely pictures of the little things that are happening in our life, please like and follow Lessons from my daughter‘s page.

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Find more about about Cri du Chat syndrome at 5p- Society

Emily has a her own page in the family stories , you can find it here: Emily