About Bill and Ria
In this blog, we share our experiences and thoughts on day to day life and parenting, mostly in relation to Down syndrome. Our son has Down syndrome.
We could have chosen a catchy domain name or one that immediately gives people an idea of the content of the blog. But in the interest of simplicity, Bill and Ria should be easy enough for our avid readers to remember. This is mainly an e-journal to make it easy for family and friends to keep in touch. At the same time, 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
About How We Met
Our story began in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. Click here to read about it.
About Our Family
Bill and I are blessed with a wonderful son, Matthew, who has Down syndrome. He has made our world so much richer and taught us to appreciate life more. Our family (and extended family) is a quintessential melting pot of nationalities (American, Filipino, German, Czech, Japanese, Thai, and Korean), cultures and personalities. Being different is how we live best. Matthew is the exclamation point that diversity is good and beautiful.
Please feel free to contact me via email. I would love to hear from you.
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About Toy Review Tuesday
Every Tuesday, I write about our experience with a toy. 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.