Review of Kelle Hampton’s memoir, “Bloom” by Meriah Nichols, deaf mother of a child with Down syndrome. There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the. BLOOM. Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–a Memoir. by Kelle Hampton Photographer writer Hampton is the author of a popular blog.

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I couldn’t believe when I was over halfway through the book gampton we still hadn’t left the hospital yet in the story. That we should be present for life, that we should drink deeply. So I do have an idea. You feel what Perhaps my expectations were too high; I thought I would really like this book and it was only just okay for me.


I appreciate her After reading a review of this book on Jessica’s blogI started reading Kelle’s blog from the beginning. And that is the hamptpn of Bloom: I don’t buy it. Please provide an email address. It took a long time to get here and I’ve found my niche.

Although, there were times I was also laughing hysterically! An advocate for individuals with Down syndrome, Kelle has been honor Writer and photographer Kelle Hampton chronicles the simple joys of motherhood and daily life on her popular blog, Enjoying hmpton Small Things. Despite all the photos, which are pretty enough but there are way too many of them. I completely get that. That is understandable, but I wanted more from this book. That was mind boggling to me and it is where she forced me to look at myself.

Be the first to discover new talent! I don’t doubt the author has a good heart, but her voice came across as shallow and selfish. She does, however, speak cloyingly, using every cliche she can think of to describe her very painful metamorphosis from text book stay at home mom to 2 lovely hanpton girls, to stay at home brand of her perfect kitten and her almond eyed, designer daughter.


Bloom is yet booom in a string of blog books presented hamptoon publishers to capitalize on social media and its magical effect on stay at home moms.

She doesn’t assume she can or should handle it all herself. Want to Read saving…. I at least had about four months before realizing that my “perfect” baby wasn’t. I feel as if I can give back to others while keloe being able to keep myself whole. Videos About This Book. Her blog has almost 20, followers and it has won several awards. I worked extensively with down syndrome children in college, and they are some of the most loving, happy, beautiful children on the earth.

As someone who has walked this road and who also believes in positivity and normalization, I have to say that overall I found it difficult to relate much to this account. I identify with the difficulty of accepting that your child has a disability. At many points in the book, she talks about how grateful she is and how much each of her friends truly cared, loved, shared.

I actually love how excited she was for the birth of 2, as it seems like people only “accept” such fanfare for 1. In what world does a stay at home mom and blog wrter from Naples, FL get a book offer and agent “a few months afte Ms. Hampton is a blogger, writer, photographer — all talents immediately evident at her blog, Enjoying the Small Things.

Kelle doesn’t help this perception; she is so careful to maintain positivity that she never delves into what challenges Nella has experienced. I didn’t want to go to a support group to pray for my child.

There seems to be a really ugly streak in some people women that read ielle to say ‘You didn’t have it that bad! I hated this book. It was just our current reality – to be dealt with and addressed and handled. And my dad and kellf mom and my family-my past, present, and future lboom Nella, what the world may view as broken or damaged-have taught me what true beauty really is. I too have a daughter with Down Kelld and I felt like the author had crawled into my brain and wrote down the thoughts I had when my daughter was born and through out her first few years of life.


I hated it less by the end, but hated it nevertheless. I wanted to learn more about her daughter and less, much less about the author. As the parent of a child with a disability, it’s hard to see your child put herself out there, to try to play soccer or to go on a school field trip and see it not work out like it I identify with the difficulty of accepting that your child has a disability.

Perhaps my expectations were too high; I thought I would really like this book and it was only just okay for me.

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–A Memoir by Kelle Hampton

Hampton should be ashamed of herself. For someone to start off at such ielle low place, grow, change and overcome is really inspiring. Every once in a while I’d see a glimmer of something that could be a good. But dude, I loved it. Nella Cordelia was born in Januaryand she unexpectedly has Down syndrome. You might not even want to grow, but you will. God or at least the God of the Bible.

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