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Hey friends! Welcome to the Lucky Few Podcast where we are shifting the narrative by shouting the worth of people with Down syndrome. With your hosts, Heather Avis, Micha Boyett, and Mercedes Lara.
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Episode 41 - Back to School & All Things Teaching, Learning, & Growing!
Another week back to school and we feel all kinds of grateful for the amazing teachers in our lives who literally make learning happen for our kiddos every single day.  Teachers, we’re here to say that we see you, we love you, and we appreciate you!  That’s why today we’re answering questions from you dear listeners about how teachers can modify their classrooms, advocate for all of their students, and become lifelong learners in the process!  Because let’s face it, we ALL have some learning to do, we ALL have some listening to do, and we ALL have some believing-the-best-in-every-student to do!  It’s time to partner with teachers to counter a system that is not in place to support our kiddos with different abilities so we can watch our kids (and their peers!) grow! So friends, join us for a chat about some of the most important adults in our kids' lives, all the ways you can partner with your child’s teacher, and what Heather wishes she knew when she was an educator.  Oh, and we may or may not have a special live event announcement coming your way soon, stay tuned! __ SHOW LINKS Stay tuned for a super special live event announcement from us! All you need to know right now is that you’ll want to be there, (oh and it’s happening in November!) Find a Buddy Walk near you to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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September 16, 2019
Episode 40 - Back to School: All Things Education, Inclusion, and Down Syndrome
Anyone else feel overwhelmed and under-qualified when the back to school season begins?!  We know we do! But here’s the thing: when it comes to your child’s education, YOU DO YOU.  If you doing you means homeschooling, great!  If it means a fully inclusive general education setting, great!  If it means a special education class setting, great!  This week we’re here to say that we are cheering for you and your child with Down Syndrome at school, at home, and in every space you occupy.  Because when it comes down to it, choosing the “perfect” (if there is such a thing) classroom for your child with Down Syndrome depends on so much more than meets the eye.  We get it, family dynamics shift.  School districts have limited options.  Working parents need to have their kids in school full time.  Accessing the resources to advocate for full inclusion is challenging.  Most education systems are not built for kids with different abilities.  The list goes on, friends. Long story short, we’re all doing the best with what we know.  We’re not all going to die on the same education hill.  In fact, we’re all on different hills supporting our kids and this community the best that we can.  Truth be told, people with Down Syndrome (and all of us!) are lifelong learners.  Remember that we can shout the worth of our kiddos from any platform, in every classroom!  Join us for a chat about all the education options, why we have chosen our paths, and how to feel good about your decisions for your child!  Here’s to lifelong learning, friends! __ SHOW LINKS Read “Teaching Math to People With Down Syndrome” by DeAnna Horstmeier Check out Terry Brown’s So Happy To Learn educational resources for students with Down Syndrome Watch “Not Special Needs” on Youtube LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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September 9, 2019
Episode 39 - Back to School w/IEP Experts Vickie Brett & Amanda Selogie
It’s official friends, we are back to school.. and we are taking you all with us!  First things first, let’s talk IEPs with the founders of The Inclusive Education Project: Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett.  These two bright and beautiful lawyers use their extensive knowledge of education law and their passion for people with different abilities to educate families on special education rights and connect them with pro bono legal aid.  And fortunately for us, they’re sharing their top IEP tips and strategies today!  They encourage all of you parents to follow up (in writing) about post-IEP-meeting tasks, provide clear expectations, and create (reasonable) deadlines for everyone on your child’s team.  And remember, if something in the classroom is happening differently for your child than all the other students, it needs to be on the IEP. There is truly no better way to kick off our September Back to School series than with Amanda, Vickie, and their nonprofit - The Inclusive Education Project.  And friends, you can keep the IEP conversation going.. find all the special education information you need and more on Amanda and Vickie’s podcast!  Good luck with all of your back-to-school adventures!  We are cheering you on, friends! ___ SHOW LINKS Connect with Inclusive Education Project Website IEP Podcast Instagram Twitter Facebook Page Facebook Community Group Fundraiser Event LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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September 2, 2019
Episode 38 - Remembering Jimbo
This week on The Lucky Few Podcast, we are remembering James Eugene Lanto, better known as Jimbo, and even better known as Jimbo_Is_The_Man on Instagram.  Oh friends, where do we begin?  How do we honor such a valued life and such an important part of this community?  You see, for many of us in the online Down Syndrome world, Jimbo’s Instagram account was the first glimpse of what an adult life could look like for our little ones with extra chromosomes.  Jimbo’s spirit seen through those little squares on our phones gave us immense hope and great joy for our child’s future.  And for those of us who have other children without Down Syndrome, the loving action of Jimbo’s sisters erased our fears that our children’s siblings might one day grow bitter or resentful against their brother or sister with Down Syndrome.  In the eyes of Jimbo’s sisters (and all of his 10 other siblings), Jimbo was more than enough just as he was, never a burden, and always a blessing. So friends, you know that Jimbo truly is the man, and his life deserves a celebration.  Who better to honor Jimbo than his sisters?  (Again!)  That’s right, we are re-releasing a very special episode featuring two of Jimbo’s sisters, Pam and Julie, that our long time listeners might recall as only our 2nd official episode of this podcast!  You see, Jimbo truly has been part of our journey since the very beginning.  We want to thank Jimbo’s entire family, especially his wonderful sisters, for sharing their light and truth with us.  You’ve given us hope and joy like no other.  And Jimbo, you did more for this world in 57 years than most could do with 500.  We are so lucky to have crossed paths with you and your family.  You truly make us #TheLuckyFew. _ SHOW LINKS Remember Jimbo on Instagram: @jimbo_is_the_man Care to listen (or re-listen) to some of our older episodes? You can find them all here. LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information!
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August 26, 2019
Episode 37 - Redefining the Down Syndrome Diagnosis w/Meg Wilkes & Stephanie Meredith
Do you want to help us shift the Down Syndrome narrative in a super practical and very simple way?  Then this is the episode for you! We talk a lot about how doctors deliver a Down Syndrome diagnosis on this podcast, but we've never discussed doctors and diagnoses and DS with actual medical researchers!  Meg Wilkes and Stephanie Meredith are literally shifting the diagnosis narrative through their research.  Meg is pursuing a masters degree in genetic counseling at the University of South Carolina and her thesis is on: ‘Redefining the Essential Informational Needs of Parents Receiving a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome.’  Stephanie is the medical outreach director at the University of Kentucky who is overseeing Meg’s research, and her 19-year-old son has Down Syndrome!  Thankfully, this dynamic medical duo knows that a newborn with DS has a lot more than health issues and doctors appointments ahead of them, and that’s why they’ve created a survey for all of you!  Parents of children with Down Syndrome, you’re invited to tell Meg all about your diagnosis experience:  what you needed to know, what you did not need to know, and what you wish you knew!  Take the 10-15 minute survey, tell a friend (or 10), and help us redefine the Down Syndrome diagnosis.  It’s time to bridge the gap between the matter-of-fact-scary-medical stuff that the doctors warn you about, and the wonderful-life-giving-hopeful stuff that social media advocates promise!  So join us for and our fabulous guests as we chat about the research that will challenge doctors to rethink the Down Syndrome diagnosis.  Then, share your thoughts by taking Meg’s survey! __ SHOW LINKS Survey for Parents Survey for Genetic Counselors Stephanie is the author of the materials on lettercase.org as well as the co-author of the books on downsyndromepregnancy.org.  Stephanie is also a contributer to Amy Julia Becker’s blog, you can read her post here.  And most recently, she wrote for Think Inclusive. SHOW SPONSOR: PRIDE SOCKS Pride Socks empowers wearers to be proud of who they are! They also collaborate with Ruby’s Rainbow to help send individuals w/Down Syndrome to college! That’s right, a great product with a great goal!  Visit https://pridesocks.com/ and use code: theluckyfew at checkout for 15% off your purchase!
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August 19, 2019
Episode 36 - A Tough Conversation About Sexual Abuse In The Down Syndrome Community
“This is a complicated issue, but I truly believe that the Down Syndrome community is powerful enough to tackle this,” Lindsey Strickland on sexual abuse against children with Down Syndrome.  We are so grateful to have our wise friend, Lindsey here to engage in this important conversation and empower us all to make a change.  We know sexual abuse is tough to talk about, but our kids are #WorthTheConversation.  Thankfully, today’s guest is well-versed in this conversation.  Lindsey has spent many years working for Child Protective Services as a case manager for at-risk families, and she also grew up with foster siblings who had experienced abuse.  After working as a child advocate in a sexual assault clinic, she began to educate her community about the realities of child sexual abuse.  Her extensive background, heart for outreach, and 6 year-old-son with Down Syndrome all lead her to create Worth The Conversation.  Lindsey’s online platform serves to empower parents to protect their children with different abilities.  She acknowledges the many risk factors for our kids and encourages families to combat those dangers with fierce advocacy and clear communication.  Remember listeners, you have the right to be present during your child’s therapies, the right to drop in unannounced, and the right to set expectations and boundaries with your child’s doctors, teachers, aides, baby sitters, care givers, and more.  Let’s shout their worth and protect our kiddos, it’s definitely #WorthTheConversation. --- SHOW LINKS Follow Worth The Conversation on Instagram and be sure to check out their website for more resources. Keep up with Lindsey Strickland and her family on Instagram at @lindseystrickland. Read Teaching Children With Down Syndrome About Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality by Terry Couwenhoven. Read God Made All of Me by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb. Read Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski, PhD. Lindsey used Terry Brown’s So Happy To Learn teaching methods to homeschool Ben, check those out here! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information!
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August 12, 2019
Episode 35 - Traveling with The Lara Family
Hi friends- Mercedes & Andy Lara (@hooray4sunny) here!  We’ve been traveling with our three kiddos all summer long and you wouldn’t believe the stories we have for you!  Between all of our crazy fun adventures, we’ve picked up on quite a few #TravelHacks along the way, especially for children with different abilities!  Snacks, sunscreen, and no screen time are just a few of our keys to a fun vacation.  But we get it, traveling with kids isn’t always easy, especially if you’re traveling with people who don’t quite understand why your child responds a little differently to the world.  It’s okay to wonder why on earth you left the house in the first place when your child refuses to walk back to the car or stand in line.  And it’s okay to pack an entire pantry full of snacks to get you through the day.   What matters most is that you keep showing up.  The world needs to see your beautiful family and interact with your extraordinary children.   So friends, join us for the perfect episode to listen to on your next plane ride or road trip.  And remember, you are a narrative shifter and worth shouter no matter where you are!  Happy travels! --- To join the Lara family on all their fun adventures, follow @hooray4sunny, @thatsmrslara, & @andylikeswords on Instagram! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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August 5, 2019
Episode 34 - Our Response to the East Family's Negative Down Syndrome Diagnosis
With all the chatter surrounding the recent videos from Shawn and Andrew East and their negative Down Syndrome diagnosis, we thought it best to chime in (with grace and compassion, we might add!).  The East’s have been extremely (and admirably!) open about their pregnancy journey thus far, but controversy arose when they shared what the media deemed “disappointing news” that their baby had markers for Down Syndrome, in their video, “pregnancy complications | the east family.”  Their next video titled, “answered prayers. | the east family,” featured the couple celebrating news that their baby would be born “healthy,” AKA without Down Syndrome.  Naturally, the online Down Syndrome community went wild.  And even more naturally, the media celebrated this “uplifting update” from the couple.  But how does someone with Down Syndrome or someone who has a loved one with Down Syndrome celebrate this?  How can we jump for joy that your child won’t be like ours?  So friends, now that you’re all caught up on recent news, join us for a conversation all about health and Down Syndrome, fear of the unknown, the challenges of being a public figure, and grace for families with a potential diagnosis.  We’re shouting the worth of our kiddos extra hard right now, and giving lots of extra grace too. Because that’s what people with Down Syndrome have taught us to do.  Shawn and Andrew-- see why we are who we are, #TheLuckyFew. ___ SHOW LINKS Read, ‘As Long as the Baby’s Healthy’… But What If He’s Not? by Micha Boyett You can find the videos everyone is talking about here:  pregnancy complications | the east family answered prayers. | the east family The East’s Feature on The Today Show LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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July 29, 2019
Episode 33 - How Has Down Syndrome Created Your Family Norm?
Heather and Josh Avis (@theluckyfewofficial) here! This week, we’re answering a question that we get asked a whole lot!  “How has having two kids with Down Syndrome created our family norm?”  We should probably start by saying that we’ve never really been a family with “norms.”  The two of us moved to Hawaii just weeks after getting married at the ages of 20 and 23.  A few years later, we came back to California and adopted three kids (not all at once, thank goodness!).  Macyn is 11 with Down Syndrome, Truly is 8, and August is 5 with Down Syndrome.  Our free spirited nature definitely helped us adjust to the rollercoaster of these unique adoptions, but they still came with plenty of uncertainties.   How would our extended family react to having someone with Down Syndrome in the family?  How would having an older and younger sibling with Down Syndrome affect our middle daughter, Truly?  How would we ever create “normalcy” out of this?  One thing we do know for certain is that having two children with Down Syndrome has allowed us to know the fullness of humanity and we consider ourselves very, very lucky (hence our name, The Lucky Few!). Clearly, we have A LOT to cover today.  So friends, join us for a chat about our 17 years of marriage, our family vacation in Hawaii, and how Truly (and all of us!) have been made better because of Down Syndrome.  ___ Keep up with the Avis’s on Instagram and their website! For more on their family’s story, read The Lucky Few and Scoot Over and Make Some Room by Heather Avis Join The Lucky Few mailing list for updates, stories, events, and more! Connect with Heather’s friend Christy on Instagram at @cjpics  LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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July 22, 2019
Episode 32 - The (Beautiful) Reality of Befriending Someone with Down Syndrome
We believe that one of the most powerful ways to shift the Down Syndrome narrative is by creating meaningful friendships with people who have DS.  But we’re not just talking about those forced, obligatory, hero-complex infused friendships. We’re talking about people without DS who might have no previous interaction with the DS world intentionally creating meaningful friendships with their peers who have extra chromosomes.  But let’s be real, those friendships aren’t easy, especially at the grade school level.  Parents of kids with Down Syndrome often feel overwhelmed when trying to make playdates for their child with peers who do not have DS.  Likewise, parents of neurotypical children might feel the same discomfort when thinking about how to initiate a friendship their child’s peer with Down Syndrome.  Oh friends, it’s so hard.  But, who better to talk about doing hard things than Heather Avis? Open and honest with her 11-year-old daughter Macy’s friendship journey on @theluckyfewofficial, Heather is tackling this topic on behalf of all three of our hosts today.  Alongside Heather is her friend Rachel Haack, a mother of five girls ages 2-13, an interior decorator, a devoted wife, a future clinical psychologist, and a true narrative shifter. Today, Heather and Rachel are recounting the friendship story between their 11-year-old daughters.  Macy and London are two friends with different amounts of chromosomes brought together by two very, very intentional mothers.  When Rachel found out that the Avis’s were moving to her city, she immediately reached out to Heather and assured her that Macy would always be welcome in her home.  Shortly after, Heather dropped Macy off for her first solo playdate, and we’ll let you listen to this week’s episode to find out the rest.  (Spoiler: this story only gets better).  Today, Rachel’s home is a place Macy can be herself and play with her friends without the fear that once accompanied a playdate.  These mamas credit communication, genuine desire for friendship, willingness to embrace the discomfort, and lots and lots of grace as the reasons for such a beautiful friendship. So mamas of all kiddos, recap those playdates together, have grace as we ALL learn, and let your kids have fun with people a little different from them. We’ll all be better for it.   --- Keep up with Rachel Haack and her family on Instagram at @raescornerblog  LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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July 15, 2019
Episode 31 - Abortion and Down Syndrome
Buckle up, friends. Today we’re diving into an important yet tricky topic: abortion and Down Syndrome. You may have seen in recent news that many states are suggesting laws that allow for abortion of a fetus with Down Syndrome at any point in the pregnancy. You may have also seen that a few states have begun to enact legislation that would protect babies with DS against such laws. Regardless of which side you support, we invite you to engage in this conversation with us. Know that we acknowledge the circumstances that often lead to abortion, the support needed to sustain a full term pregnancy and then to raise that human, the various perspectives that can shape your view on abortion, and the long term effects of having an abortion. Yet, the way we see it, this is less of an abortion conversation and more of a humanity conversation. After all, who determines the value of an unborn life? If you’re pro-life, then what are you doing for the vulnerable lives who have been born? What if we shift the Down Syndrome narrative so much so that there is no such thing as Down Syndrome adoption at all? Do we see people with Down Syndrome as fully human and fully capable? We’re tackling these tough questions and a whole lot more this week. Friends, help us remove our blinders and engage in this conversation with us by visiting our Instagram and leaving us a comment or message! And as always, thank you shouting the worth and shifting the narrative with us, dear listeners! --- SHOW LINKS See abortion rates for babies with a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis here Discover what people with Down Syndrome say about their quality of life here Read “A Word On Pro-Life” by Heather Avis Read “Stop Dragging My Child With Down Syndrome Into Your Arguments About Abortion” by Micha Boyett Read “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down Syndrome. Women Need That Right.” by Ruth Marcus Learn more about legislation that protects unborn babies with Down Syndrome here
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July 8, 2019
Episode 30 - Surviving (And Thriving) This Summer!
Hi friends, we’ve missed you! Summer is here and so are we! What better way to kick off your vacay season than with an episode full of tips, tricks, and travel strategies to keep you and your family going all summer long? Because let’s face it, these supposedly kick back and carefree months can be a little (or maybe a lot) hard. Asking our kiddos (especially those with Down Syndrome) to break out of their routine and embrace the unexpected might feel impossible. But friends, we promise you that is always worth it!  When your child refuses to transition between summer camp activities, but then just an hour later conquers her fears and climbs to the top of a very tall ropes course, it’s worth it.  When you worry over your child’s health because they won’t eat new foods on summer vacation, but then you see him giggling with his grandparents, it’s worth it. When your child requires some extra support from a camp counselor, and you have to explain all the things about her again and again, but then you see all the fun she has with their peers, it’s worth it.  To all of you Lucky Mamas, Dads, Friends, Caregivers- we get it. Our best advice is to prepare your child for their summer activities. Wait it out while they adapt to their new environment/expectation. Then shake it off if your plan doesn’t quite work out. Most importantly, never stop celebrating your kiddos with Down Syndrome and all the joys of these sunny months.   So Happy Summer, friends! We are so glad to be BACK, and did we mention? This time- we’re here to stay. You heard it here first, no more long breaks between each season of the podcast. In fact, no more seasons at all. Get ready for an episode each and every week, dear listeners! We hope you’re as excited about this as we are!  One last thing, do us a favor and let us know what you want to hear us chat about! Submit your questions to our Instagram page or shoot us an email at hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com. Oh and don’t forget to call in your good news. Let us know how awesome your loved one with Down Syndrome is by calling and leaving a message at: (424) 442-9147. We want to feature your voice on our next episode!
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July 1, 2019
S03 Episode 10: BONUS- Heather Avis on her new book: Scoot Over and Make Some Room
Hey friends! Welcome to the last episode of season three, and it’s a treat. We’re finishing up with a special BONUS interview with one of our favorite people (though we may be a little biased), Heather Avis. Not only does she co-host this podcast, she is mother to her three adopted children, two with Down Syndrome, and creator of the hit Instagram account: @theluckyfewofficial. In case you haven’t heard (and we sure hope you have), Heather’s newest book, Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating A Space Where Everyone Belongs, comes out on June 25th! In this special episode, we’re chatting about the writing process, the inspiration, and the reason behind the timing of this extraordinary book. Scoot Over and Make Some Room captures Heather’s funny yet fierce spirit as she tells stories of her children and champions anyone on the margins. Tune in as Heather reads a portion of her “Wildflowers” chapter and discusses who this book is supposed to challenge- which is anyone who has some room to make for others! So friends, who is missing from your life? Can you make some room for them on your couch? We hope you’ll join this powerful movement to make some room by pre-ordering your copy today. Help Heather reach her 25 by 25 goal: 25,000 copies sold by the release date, June 25th! Plus, when you pre-order, you get special freebies-including the first chapter of the book!  Thank you for joining us for another season! We will be back very soon, and we are very excited! For now, keep shouting the worth and shifting the narrative by making room for anyone missing from your couch. And as always, don’t forget to own your influence wherever you are.  SHOW LINKS PRE-ORDER your copy of Scoot Over and Make Some Room by Heather Avis here. Head on over to scootoverbook.com for more content and insight, and then join the book launch team! Learn more about Heather Avis and her family at theluckyfew.com or on Instagram at @theluckyfewofficial You can find every episode from Season 3 here! SHOW SPONSOR: HOPE*WRITERS Have you ever thought about writing a book but didn’t know where to start? Well, Hope*Writers believes that you’re already on your writing journey! Take their FREE 30 second quiz to find out where you are on your journey and where you can go. Visit hopewriters.com/quiz to take the quiz today! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon.
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May 20, 2019
S03 Episode 9: Best of Season 3 - Owning Your Influence In ALL Your Spaces!
“Moral of the story: Potty training is the worst.” - Heather. That’s right friends. We’re tackling this fun topic today, but most importantly, chatting all about the many memorable moments from this season! We even have Tesney Davis back on to tell us what just might be every parent’s favorite piece of good news- her 13 year old son Kirill is now officially potty trained! Tesney says her hope that her son can accomplish anything has been restored. What a gift it is to celebrate this milestone with her, and all of our listeners! This season has been a blast sitting down with extraordinary women who advocate in unique ways. We’ve discussed privilege and perspective with Amy Julia Becker, dual diagnosis with Tesney Davis, and how to own your influence every single day with the lovely ladies at the Dear Mom, Conference.  Friends, thank you for joining us this season. As we admire our guests, don’t forget to celebrate the work you’re doing too! You are owning your influence by raising your child. Keep showing up. Keep shouting the worth. We are so grateful to shift the Down Syndrome narrative together. Don’t forget to join us next week for our final episode of the season featuring an interview with the one and only Heather Avis. We’re talking all about her new book: Scoot Over And Make Some Room, and you won’t want to miss it!  You can find every episode from Season 3 here! Do you need potty training tips? We got you covered! Read the James Carr/Linda Leblanc research that Tesney used to potty train her son here. Check out the book that Heather found helpful in potty training her daughter here. SHOW SPONSOR: HOPE*WRITERS Have you ever thought about writing a book but didn’t know where to start? Well, Hope*Writers believes that you’re already on your writing journey! Take their FREE 30 second quiz to find out where you are on your journey and where you can go. Visit hopewriters.com/quiz to take the quiz today! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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May 15, 2019
S03 Episode 8: Owning your Influence by Using your Gifts with Michelle Sullivan
Michelle Sullivan has found her voice, and she’s using it to host a podcast, run a clothing company, and most importantly— advocate like a mother. She credits all of this to her 5 year old son, Eli, who has Down Syndrome. Eli helped his mama own her creative influence to launch Littlest Warrior, a clothing company that starts conversations about different abilities while contributing back to this community by supporting adoptions, non-profits, and more! Michelle’s advocacy has evolved into her Advocate Like A Mother Podcast where she celebrates mothers of kids with different abilities who are owning their influence to shout their child’s worth. Today, we’re chatting with our friend (AKA family member), Michelle Sullivan, a mama of four, clothing designer, and now podcaster who is using her gifts in incredible ways. So friends, what’s your fave Littlest Warrior Tee? Join us for Season Three Episode Eight to hear which shirts we have in our closets (hint: pretty much all of them!) and then shop online to support worthy causes and valuable messages. Happy Advocating, friends! Connect with Michelle Sullivan! Find Michelle on Instagram Find Advocate Like A Mother Podcast on Instagram Advocate Like A Mother Podcast Website Find Advocate Like A Mother on Facebook Shop Littlest Warrior Apparel: Instagram Website Facebook SHOW SPONSOR: HOPE*WRITERS Have you ever thought about writing a book but didn’t know where to start? Well, Hope*Writers believes that you’re already on your writing journey! Take their FREE 30 second quiz to find out where you are on your journey and where you can go. Visit hopewriters.com/quiz to take the quiz today! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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May 6, 2019
S03 Episode 7: Owning Your Influence By Using Your Words with Amy Julia Becker
When Amy Julia Becker received her daughter Penny’s Down Syndrome diagnosis, she mourned the loss of a hypothetical child, the one she had always expected. However, Amy Julia and her husband quickly found joy, love, hope, and perspective in their now 13 year old daughter. So much so that Amy Julia wrote, “A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny.” She chose to share Penny’s story when she noticed the consistent lack of hopeful information that comes with a Down Syndrome diagnosis. Amy Julia even shared her journey with our co-host Micha when she received her son Ace’s prenatal diagnosis. Penny’s vulnerability and fight to be included opened her mother’s heart and eyes to other people that society often marginalizes and excludes.  With this in mind, Amy Julia put pen to paper to discuss the important topic of privilege in her newest book, “White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege.” Clearly, this mother of three does not shy away from the tough conversations. Her other publications include articles about Down Syndrome in Washington Post, New York Times, ABC News, The Atlantic, and more listed below. Amy Julia is definitely owning her influence as an author to shift the Down Syndrome narrative and talk about privilege. When she isn’t writing, she’s speaking or enjoying life with her family. What a gift it is to sit down with her today for Episode 7 of Season 3! So friends, join us as we chat with Amy Julia Becker about authors, advocates, affluence, oh and Penny’s new pointe shoes for dance class!  Purchase White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege, by Amy Julia Becker on Amazon. Purchase A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, by Amy Julia Becker on Amazon. CHECK OUT HEATHER'S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon.
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April 29, 2019
S03 Episode 6: Owning Your Influence and Broadening The Spaces - Tesney Davis on Dual Diagnosis
Tesney Davis always knew she wanted to adopt a child with different abilities, but she never checked the box for Autism. When she discovered her adopted son with Down Syndrome had an additional diagnosis, her world changed, yet so did her mindset. Now, Tesney is a mother of two children, Kirill (12), who has a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism, and Clayton (12), her biological son, who has inherited his mom's sarcasm gene and sweet tooth.  Kirill was adopted from Russia at the age of five, thanks to what Tesney calls, “the first miracle she’s ever witnessed.” After months of living in Russia with only a few days clothing packed and fighting the court’s initial denial, Tesney and her husband finally brought their son home. Kirill’s extraordinary adoption story has made a profound impact on his family, as well as Tesney’s social media community. She advocates for children with a dual diagnosis with raw and beautiful messages on her Instagram account: @downwithautism. Today, we’re tackling an important, yet not often heard, conversation.  Join us and Tesney Davis as we discuss breaking down the barriers that moms of kids with Autism often feel, accommodating and including children with Autism, and reaching parents of the 8-9% of kids who have dual diagnosis. (This statistic and more is available in the links below.) Connect with Tesney Davis Instagram Twitter Facebook Learn more about having a dual diagnosis: Statistics on Autism from Autism Speaks Statistics on Autism from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Information on Dual Diagnosis from NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society) Autism Clinic, University of Alabama SHOW SPONSOR Jonas Paul Eyewear PROMO CODE: theluckyfew for 15% OFF your purchase at jonaspauleyewear.com CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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April 22, 2019
S03 Episode 5: Owning Your Influence in the Business World with Mica May
Mica May believes every day life can be magical and lovely. She strives to delight her family, friends and community by creating spaces to connect and products to inspire creativity and productivity. She is a mama to three kids, Jackson (who has Down syndrome), Madelyn and Harper. She is obsessed with getting her kids to laugh, Thursday date nights with her husband, and lives for the next fun thing. Through her multimillion dollar company, May Designs, Mica teaches the world to see beauty in design and in Down Syndrome. Almost immediately after launching their website and appearing on Good Morning America, May Designs had over 30,000 orders and 25,000 emails. Overwhelmed yet still unafraid, Mica May grabbed a toothbrush and her laptop and flew straight to her printing facility. Life quickly turned into conference calls in the grocery store with three kids in the cart. Over time, this CEO and advocating mama created what she calls, “systems for sanity” that have helped her achieve a blissful business and family balance. All this to say, Mica is definitely owning her influence. May Designs has contributed thousands of dollars to Down Syndrome advocacy groups, and has even provided a scholarship for a Ruby’s Rainbow participant! Mica also designed the famous “Lucky Few Tattoo” and the “Advocate Like A Mother” tumbler. She believes in starting small, and always showing up. So friends, grab a coffee and your May Designs journal and join us for a chat about translocation Down Syndrome, advocating in your business, and how to hold loosely to expectations and tightly to beauty. Connect with Mica May Instagram Website Facebook Shop May Designs Instagram Website Twitter SHOW SPONSOR Jonas Paul Eyewear PROMO CODE: theluckyfew for 15% OFF your purchase at jonaspauleyewear.com CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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April 15, 2019
S03 Episode 4 - Owning Your Influence in the Spotlight with Lisa Gungor
Hey, friends! Thanks for joining us for Episode 4 of this season. You picked the right day to tune in. We’re chatting with Lisa Gungor, a wife, musician, and mama to two girls, one who has Down Syndrome.  Lisa is one of the curators of the two-time Grammy nominated musical duo "Gungor,” the author of the book "The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen," and a contributor to The Liturgists Podcast. She’s a creative soul who owns her influence to shift the Down Syndrome narrative through her music. Lisa and her husband Michael created their band “Gungor” over a decade ago and wrote mostly Christian songs. In their struggle with infertility, they wrote “Beautiful Things.” Later, they would write the song, “Light” to celebrate their second daughter, Lucy, who has Down Syndrome.  Having a child with Down Syndrome shocked the Gungors, but it didn’t shake their faith as much as leading worship at mega churches did. Join us today as Lisa shares her infamous faith journey, what she believes now, and how Down Syndrome shaped her spiritual world.  SHOW LINKS Connect with Lisa Gungor Instagram Website Lisa’s Faith Journey The Liturgist’s Podcast Listen to Gungor Music Youtube Website Facebook Listen to “Light” inspired by Lisa’s daughter with Down Syndrome Get your copy of The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen by Lisa Gungor. SHOW SPONSOR Jonas Paul Eyewear PROMO CODE: theluckyfew for 15% OFF your purchase at jonaspauleyewear.com CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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April 8, 2019
S03 Episode 3: Owning Your Influence in Down Syndrome Spaces with Jen Jacob
“Congratulations! You’re going to have a baby with Down Syndrome..” the words Heather dreams a doctor would say when delivering a Down Syndrome diagnosis. Thankfully, fierce advocates like Jen Jacob are here to make that vision a reality. Jen is the co-author of "The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood" and the author and a contributor for "Unexpected, Stories of a Down Syndrome Diagnosis." Jen is also the co-founder and Executive Director for the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. A former educator and professional development leader, she lives in the midwest with her husband and four children; her youngest son, Owen, has Down syndrome.  Jen is the perfect guest to talk about all things diagnosis! Today, we’re chatting about doctor’s appointments, community groups, and Jen’s incredible work with the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. Serving over 9,000 families, Jen Jacob is literally shifting the Down Syndrome narrative, in doctor’s offices and delivery rooms everywhere. What a powerful way to own her influence. SHOW LINKS Connect with Jen Jacob Instagram Facebook Website Connect with Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network Instagram Facebook Website Rockin’ Mom and Rockin’ Dad Retreats Get your copy of “The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood” on Amazon. Read “Unexpected, Stories of a Down Syndrome Diagnosis” here or order on Amazon. Watch “A Diagnosis Can Go Well” by DSDN.
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April 1, 2019
S03 Episode 2 - Owning Your Influence in Front of the Camera With Amanda Booth
Hi friends! Welcome back to Season Three, Episode Two of The Lucky Few Podcast. Today, we’re chatting with Amanda Booth, an actress, model, and mama based in Los Angeles. She has appeared on network television shows such as Hot In Cleveland, Maron, and Community. Her campaign work includes advertisements for Lancome, Fiat, Hersheys, Target, and Old Navy. Her focus has broadened since becoming a mother in 2014 to her son Micah, who has Down Syndrome. Amanda is now an ambassador for Changing The Face Of Beauty and Global Down Syndrome Foundation as well as a social media advocate.  She and Micah work hard to represent the Down Syndrome community on the playground, Instagram, and even magazine covers like Vogue and Anthropologie! But you don’t have to be a model or an actress to own your influence. Amanda believes that whether it’s a trip to the park or an audition, the most important part is showing up. Join us as Amanda shares her journey into the modeling industry, her son’s unique diagnosis story, and the way Down Syndrome transformed her career and helped her achieve her dreams. SHOW LINKS Follow Amanda and Micah on Instagram! Check out Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the work they’re doing to provide current information to families with a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis. Changing the Face of Beauty works hard to include models with different abilities in mainstream advertisements. Learn more about them here! Read The Prince Who Was Just Himself. SHOW SPONSOR Jonas Paul Eyewear PROMO CODE: theluckyfew for 15% OFF your purchase at jonaspauleyewear.com CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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March 25, 2019
S03 Episode 1 - Owning Your Influence: WDSD & Dear Mom, Conference
Hi friends! Welcome to Season 3 of The Lucky Few Podcast. We are SO glad you found your way here, and on World Down Syndrome Day of all days! There is no better time to talk about owning your influence than right now. So let’s talk about it, with all the moms at Dear Mom, Conference! We’re asking, “What does it mean to be a shouter of worth?”  For some mamas it means planning an awareness event in your city, and to others it means blogging, or even adopting! All of these narrative shifting ladies prove that each of us has influence in our spaces, no matter where we live or how many followers we have. This season, we encourage all of you to do the same. Own your influence and shout the worth of individuals with Down Syndrome, every single day.  So let’s sit down and chat about what we’ve been up to for the past few months and how we’re owning our influence daily, alongside all of you! What an honor to shout the worth together.  Show Links:  See more from the Dear Mom, Conference on Instagram!  Learn more about Dear Mom, Conference at their Website Here Love the stories of our Dear Mom ladies? Watch them own their influence online:  Sonia Barker is lighting up her city blue and yellow on World Down Syndrome Day. She’s owning her influence on Instagram at @soniasjoy  Taylor and her husband just adopted a newborn with Down Syndrome. Baby George has shown Taylor that parenting a child with DS does not make you a brave hero, but a very lucky mama! Follow her journey on Instagram at @chosenforjohnson  Stephanie is on a mission to change the world’s perspective. She’s doing just that in her new children’s book: He Gave Them Something Extra, available in two months!  Isaac’s family is working hard to shift the narrative in his school district. His mother and sisters arranged to have him fully included in the classroom, and he’s rocking it.  Hollyce blogs all about her beautifully blended family, including her 1 year old: Hudson! Her blog and Instagram show the world that different is okay and uniqueness should be celebrated. Cailtin and Kori are best friends using their Instagram influence to shout the worth of their daughters: the cutest baby girls with Down Syndrome! They’re on Instagram at @shesjustsoextra and @korityler  Monica has an 11 year old son with Down Syndrome. She is sharing her story online and living life with some other lucky mamas in her area with her Facebook group: Healthy Living For Special Needs Moms! Sponsor:  Jonas Paul Eyewear PROMO CODE: theluckyfew for 15% OFF your purchase at jonaspauleyewear.com Do you love The Lucky Few?  Check out Heather’s new book! Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for preorder on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now!
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March 21, 2019
S02 Episode 10 - Season Finale: Questions and Answers
Hey, friends! We are so glad you’re here for the final episode of Season Two of The Lucky Few Podcast! Listen along as we relive the best of this season and answer questions from you lovely listeners! From the conversations about inclusion with Kristen, self-advocacy with Kayla, and Down Syndrome in the church with Jamie, to the lessons learned from Terry Brown and parents of children with Down Syndrome, this season has been powerful! The world change doesn’t stop here though! This week, we are answering your questions about how to make time for all of your children and handle fears of the future for your child with different abilities. But friends, it gets better because we are coming back for The Lucky Few Podcast Season Three: Owning Your Influence! That’s right, we’ll be chatting all about what it means to shift the narrative in your daily life and influence your community to shout the worth of people with Down Syndrome! If you know any world changers and narrative shifters, tell us about them. As always, thank you for cheering us on this season. You are the sweetest listeners and advocates and we are so lucky to shift the narrative and shout the worth of people with Down Syndrome with you all! We’ll see you in Season Three! SHOW LINKS Care to listen again? Check out every episode from our first two seasons here: https://www.theluckyfewpodcast.com/episodes/ Check out the Mr. Rogers video mentioned by Micha! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZlyxS37Kk SHOW SPONSOR Little Passports: Inspire Your Child to Learn About the World! (Visit https://www.littlepassports.com/lucky/ for special offers and more!) CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon. Visit: https://www.amazon.com/Scoot-Over-Make-Some-Room/dp/0310354838/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543220124&sr=8-1&keywords=scoot+over+and+make+some+room
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December 3, 2018
S02 Episode 9 - The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
Welcome to The Lucky Few Podcast, friends! Thanksgiving is behind us and the holiday season is ahead! Struggling with gift ideas for your friends and family? We’ve got you covered. Listen along for the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, your inside look into this season’s most meaningful gifts for everyone on your list! From personalized children's books to planners, tote bags, and sponsorships, each gift in our guide supports a company that makes the world a better place. This season, give gifts that shout the worth of people with Down Syndrome and bring joy to your children, your friends, and even parents of children with different abilities! But don’t pay full price, we have coupon codes and more for all of our Lucky Few listeners! Happy shopping, friends! SHOW NOTES: GIFTS FOR KIDS Hey Wow Books: https://www.heywow.co/ Seek and find books that you personalize with your kids faces. Use code: hey10/luckyfew for 10% off your order! Electric Rose Toys: https://www.electricrosetoys.com/about.html Normalizing Down Syndrome and other different abilities with dolls and plush wheelchairs! 10% of all profits go directly to the Down Syndrome community. GIFTS FOR FRIENDS Lady and Beard: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ladyandbeard Gorgeous wooden earrings designed and created by a husband and wife duo who shout the worth of people with Down Syndrome! Holiday Cookie Boxes: http://holidaycookiebox.com/ Delicious ready-to-eat cookies shipped right to your door! Dance Happy Designs: http://www.dancehappydesigns.com/ Tote bags designed and screen-printed by three friends, one with Down Syndrome! GIFTS FOR MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DIFFERENT ABILITIES Littlest Warrior’s Advocate Like A Mother Tee: https://www.littlestwarrior.com/ The perfect t-shirt to rock at your child’s next IEP meeting! Littlest Warrior donates 10% of sales every month to a family adopting a child with special needs. Save 10% with code: theluckyfew. The Glory Days Planner: https://theglorydaysco.com/ The perfect planner to help mothers navigate their child’s diagnosis! A portion of all products sold are donated to the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. Ixchel Triangle Bags: https://ixcheltriangle.com/ One-of-a-kind bags crafted in Guatemala! Proceeds support artisans and families in Guatemala. Check out the bag inspired by The Lucky Few --> https://ixcheltriangle.com/collections/the-lucky-few/products/the-lucky-few-coban-14 GIFTS THAT ARE SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE AND CHANGING THE WORLD Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book: https://www.heresmybook.com/ Authored by a man with Autism who used the speech-to-text function on his iPad to write his own book! Proceeds support Special Olympics and Community Living. Preemptive Love Coalition: https://preemptivelove.org/ Purchase beautiful apparel, candles, soaps and more to unmake violence and create jobs for refugees in war town areas. 99 Balloons: https://99balloons.org/ Helping people with different abilities live a full life by proclaiming the worth and beauty of each and every human being. Just $33/month sends a child with a different ability to school in Haiti, Uganda, or Southern Asia. SHOW SPONSOR Little Passports: Inspire Your Child to Learn About the World! (Visit https://www.littlepassports.com/lucky/ for special offers and more!) CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is available for pre-order on Amazon --> https://www.amazon.com/Scoot-Over-Make-Some-Room/dp/0310354838/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543220124&sr=8-1&keywords=scoot+over+and+make+some+room ADVOCATE LIKE A MOTHER PODCAST: https://www.littlestwarrior.com/pages/advocate-like-a-mother-podcast
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November 26, 2018
S02 Episode 8 - Self Advocacy: Down Syndrome in DC with Kayla McKeon
This week on the Lucky Few Podcast, we have the honor of sitting down with Kayla McKeon, the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome! Not only is Kayla active in her church and Special Olympics, she is a Ruby’s Rainbow college scholarship recipient and takes classes each semester! Kayla is living proof that people with Down Syndrome can lead full and productive lives and that’s why she’s one of the best self advocates in DC. After discovering her passion for public speaking at a Special Olympics event in her hometown Syracuse, Kayla began interning with a congressman and soon after found herself lobbying in DC! As an independent 31-year-old woman, Kayla flies to and from the nation’s capital to advocate for herself and her friends with different abilities. Currently, she’s lobbying for the Able to Work act that would allow people with different abilities to save more money without losing their benefits. Kayla’s work in DC also includes ending “Law Syndrome” by increasing the sub-minimum wage given to people with different abilities. When’s she not on a plane or in class, Kayla enjoys driving herself to the nail salon and spending time with her awesome parents. Join us this week to hear all about the extraordinary life of Kayla McKeon, a college student, a licensed driver, a podcast host, a public speaker, a reader, and an exceptional lobbyist. SHOW LINKS Keep up with Kayla! Website: http://kaylamckeon.com/blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mckeonkay/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kayla.mckeon.7 Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/national-down-syndrome-society-org Watch Kayla lobbying in DC: NBC News Story: https://www.today.com/health/kayla-mckeon-first-d-c-lobbyist-national-down-syndrome-society-t140585 CBS News Story: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kayla-mckeon-lobbyist-national-down-syndrome-society/ Washington Post News Story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2018/06/08/this-woman-is-an-exceptionally-effective-capitol-hill-lobbyist-she-also-has-down-syndrome/?utm_term=.297d15524847 Now This News Story: https://nowthisnews.com/videos/her/kayla-mckeon-is-a-us-lobbyist-inspiring-others-with-down-syndrome Mentioned In The Show: Ruby’s Rainbow: https://rubysrainbow.org/ Gigi’s Playhouse: https://gigisplayhouse.org/ Special Olympics: https://www.specialolympics.org/ SHOW SPONSOR Little Passports: Inspire Your Child to Learn About the World! (Visit https://www.littlepassports.com/lucky/ for special offers and more!) HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Are you a business and want to suggest a product for our listeners? Fill out our Holiday Gift Guide to be featured on the show > https://www.theluckyfewpodcast.com/gift-guide-application-2
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November 19, 2018
S02 Episode 7 - Looking Back and Shooting Forward | LIVE from Dear Mom, Conference Utah
Coming at you LIVE from Orem, Utah - the ladies of The Lucky Few podcast take the stage at Dear Mom Conference! Heather, Micah, and Mercedes are reading their “Dear Mom” letters to their former selves and revealing all the things they wish they knew when they received their child’s Down Syndrome diagnosis. From the vulnerable lens of these powerful mamas, we’re working through answers to all the tough questions. What are you most scared of for your child’s future? How can I help my child relate to their peers? How can I shift the Down Syndrome narrative in my daily life? Listen along for encouragement and takeaways you can bring to every parent-teacher conference, every new playdate, and all the tough days in between. We’re looking back, shooting forward, and shifting the narrative. SHOW LINKS Follow Dear Mom on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dearmomconference/) Check out other speakers from the Dear Mom Conference: https://www.dearmomconference.com/speakers-utah-2018 OAKLEY PETERSON Website: http://nothingdownaboutit.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nothingdownaboutit/?hl=en ALAN AND NIKKI LAWRENCE Website: http://thatdadblog.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatdadblog/ TERRY BROWN Website: https://www.sohappytolearn.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sohappytolearnatmrsbrownshouse/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/So-Happy-to-Learn-132690756788580/ SHOW SPONSOR Little Passports: Inspire Your Child to Learn About the World! (Visit https://www.littlepassports.com/lucky/ for special offers and more!) HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Are you a business and want to suggest a product for our listeners? Fill out our Holiday Gift Guide to be featured on the show > https://www.theluckyfewpodcast.com/gift-guide-application-2
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November 12, 2018
S02 Episode 6 - Discipline: Down Syndrome with Dr. David Stein
This week on The Lucky Few Podcast, we’re talking about all things discipline and behavior with Dr. David Stein, a psychologist and former Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. His “respond but don’t react” approach to parenting children with Down Syndrome guides his new book: Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome. As it turns out, the secret to discipline isn’t found in visual schedules and behavior charts, it’s in a parent’s emotional response to their child’s actions. Join us this week to learn more about the brain development of children with Down Syndrome, the best approach to disciplining children with Down Syndrome, and the importance of self-care for parents of children with Down Syndrome. To any parent struggling with their child’s behavior management: you are not alone. Join us this week for practical support, real encouragement, and honest community.
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November 8, 2018
S02 Episode 5 - Marriage & Relationships: Parents Raising a Child with Down Syndrome
What happens when five married couples get together to talk about raising kids who have Down Syndrome? Join us around the campfire for this episode to find out! We’re talking all about growing stronger through tough seasons, splitting therapy responsibilities, and still making time to enjoy date night! Our list of special guests includes Amy & Chris who have three children, including Rocco, a five year old with Down Syndrome, Michelle & Eric who have four children, including Eli, a four year old with Down Syndrome, and Lindsay & Bart, who have seven children, including Ruby, age 6, and Conner, age 7, who have Down Syndrome! As always, Heather & Josh, who have three children, two with Down Syndrome, and Mercedes & Andy who have three children, one with Down Syndrome, are leading the campfire conversation! These couples say that their children have strengthened their marriages, and they have stats to back that up! Marriage and raising kids with Down Syndrome can be tricky, but these couples prove that it is definitely possible, and always worth it. Listen along for the ultimate insider’s perspective. LINKS Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod SHOW LINKS DOWN SYNDROME AND LOWER DIVORCE RATES Divorce in Families of Children with Down Syndrome Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17559293 Parents of Down Syndrome Children Divorce Less Study: https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/index.html?ID=6087 Having a Child With Down Syndrome Is Good for Your Marriage: https://network.crcna.org/disability-concerns/having-child-down-syndrome-good-your-marriage The Down Syndrome Advantage: https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/991053/divorce-does-the-down-syndrome-advantage-exist CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTS Amy & Chris Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roccosradlife/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roccosradlife/ Lyndsay & Bart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifewithrubyandconner/ Michelle & Eric Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlest_warrior/ & https://www.instagram.com/advocatelikeamother/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlestwarrior/ Shop: https://linktr.ee/littlest_warrior SHOW SPONSOR Lovevery https://loveverybaby.com/ (For 10% off play kit subscription or $10 off a Play Gym, use the code “theluckyfew” at checkout! HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Are you a business and want to suggest a product for our listeners? Fill out our Holiday Gift Guide to be featured on the show > https://www.theluckyfewpodcast.com/gift-guide-application-2/
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October 29, 2018
S02 Episode 4 - Inclusion: The Church with Jamie Lim Lee
This week on The Lucky Few Podcast, we’re breaking through cultural and religious stereotypes that discriminate against people with Down Syndrome, with the help of none other than Jamie Lee! Jamie is a mother of two children, Shane (5), who has Down Syndrome, and Shiloh (3). Her educational background includes a MA in Secondary Education with emphasis, English (USC), post graduate work in Paralegal studies (NYU), and a BA in Psychology with a Minor in English (UCSB). Currently, Jamie serves on the board of Club 21, a Down Syndrome advocacy group servicing families impacted by DS from infancy to adulthood for maximum inclusion, independence, and belonging. Recently, she helped launch Christ Central Southern California’s Access ministry, a group dedicated to supporting and facilitating full access to worship to those with special needs. Jamie’s greatest passion is bringing forth the value of people with all abilities to the forefront, through the context of the gospel. Join us this week as Jamie Lee makes known the power of people with Down Syndrome that cuts across cultures, religions, and stereotypes. LINKS Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod SHOW LINKS Resources Mentioned by Jamie: Christ Central Southern California: http://www.christcentralsc.com/ Club Twenty One: http://clubtwentyone.org/ Disability and The Gospel: https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Gospel-Brokenness-Display-Grace/dp/1433530457/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540186823&sr=8-1&keywords=disability+and+the+gospel Keep up with Jamie Lee! Email: jamiejlee37@gmail.com Website: http://beingsinecere.blogspot.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamielimlee/ & https://www.instagram.com/walkwithshaney/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jamie.Lim.Lee Show Sponsor: Lovevery https://loveverybaby.com/ (For 10% off play kit subscription or $10 off a Play Gym, use the code “theluckyfew” at checkout!
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October 22, 2018
S02 Episode 3 - Education: So Happy to Learn with Terry Brown
This week on The Lucky Few Podcast we’re talking all about education! And we’re learning from none other than Mrs. Terry Brown, the creator of the “So Happy to Learn” program. She is passionate and gifted at teaching individuals with Down syndrome, and has developed an innovative program called “So Happy to Learn” that teaches reading, writing and math to children and adults with with Down Syndrome. She presents her “So Happy to Learn” method at workshops and conferences for parents and educators. Using her “Teaching vs. Testing” method, Terry Brown creates a positive, calm, and FUN environment for her students as they systematically progress to higher levels of learning. Her innovative strategies prove that every child can succeed in the classroom. Join us for a conversation about effective learning approaches, fun teaching tools, and confidence-building activities for children with Down Syndrome! LINKS Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod SHOW LINKS Resources Mentioned by Terry: Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Patricia Logan Oelwein // https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Reading-Children-Down-Syndrome/dp/B012UKMCRG Keep up with Terry and her “So Happy to Learn” Program! Email: terrybrown@sohappytolearn.com Website: www.sohappytolearn.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/So-Happy-to-Learn-132690756788580/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sohappytolearnatmrsbrownshouse/ Show Sponsor: Lovevery https://loveverybaby.com/ (For 10% off play kit subscription or $10 off a Play Gym, use the code “theluckyfew” at checkout!
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October 15, 2018
S02 Episode 2 - Inclusion: A Parent's Perspective with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 2
The inclusion-conversation continues with our friend, Kristin Enriquez this week! She is an inclusion expert and educational consultant, who has the unique perspective of both an educator and mom, with her 24+ year career in special education and her ten year old son with Down syndrome. Kristen works with families and educators to ensure that students meet and exceed expectations while making certain that all parties have equal access to support systems for the students. She speaks about various topics in Special Education to the public and through social media with her outreach efforts called Stand for 21. Last week we focused our conversation on inclusion from an educator’s perspective. Today, we chat about our roles as parents, and as she proved last week, Kristin has so much to teach us. Listen along to learn more about finding your voice as a parent and backing that up with research and resources you can bring to your next IEP meeting! LINKS Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod SHOW LINKS Research and Resources Mentioned by Kristen: Down Syndrome Education International: https://www.dseinternational.org/en-us/ Comparison between Mainstream and Special Education: https://www.down-syndrome.org/reports/295/ Challenging the Down Syndrome Profile: https://www.down-syndrome.org/essays/294/ Research Supporting Full Inclusion: https://www.thinkinclusive.us/essential-research-inclusive-education/ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title20/chapter33/subchapter1&edition=prelim “Inclusion is best for everybody.” https://www.includeusfromthestart.com Keep up with Kristen and “Stand for 21!” Email: sevissmile@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/standfor21/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/standfor21/ Show Sponsor: Lovevery https://loveverybaby.com/ (For 10% off play kit subscription or $10 off a Play Gym, use the code “theluckyfew” at checkout!
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October 8, 2018
S02 Episode 1 - Inclusion: An Educator’s Perspective, with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 1
W E R E B A C K ! ! ! ! For our first two episodes of this second season, we’re chatting with Kristin Enriquez, an inclusion expert and educational consultant, who has the unique perspective of both an educator and mom, with a long career in the field of special education, and a ten year old son with Down syndrome. “Inclusion is not a place, it’s a philosophy,” says Kristin, who is the founder of Stand for 21, and organization that seeks to expand awareness of the possibilities of people with Down syndrome through increased access and opportunity. She is also the founder of Sevy’s Smile, in which she is educational consultant and a parent coach, specializing in Down syndrome and other learning challenges. Links: Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod Show Links: “Development is not fixed at birth.” -Sue Buckley, Down Syndrome Education International: https://www.dseinternational.org/en-us/ 1999 Study mentioned by Micha and Kristin: https://library.down-syndrome.org/en-us/research-practice/09/3/comparison-mainstream-special-education-teenagers-down-syndrome-implications-parents-teachers/ Club 21: http://clubtwentyone.org/ Our sponsor: Lovevery https://loveverybaby.com/ (For 10% off play kit subscription or $10 off a Play Gym, use the code “theluckyfew” at checkout!
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October 1, 2018
S01 Episode 9 - Q & A Season 1 Finale
It’s our Season One finale! And we’re celebrating by taking your questions! From adoption to social media to navigating extracurricular activities, Heather, Mercedes and Micha are here to answer your deepest questions (or maybe just the first questions that came to your mind). We share some of our favorite books that have helped us talk to our kiddos about Down syndrome, we discuss the word “disability,” and--as always--we celebrate some Good News, including our first ever LIVE EVENT coming to Laguna Beach this August 22. Get your tickets on our website at http://www.theluckyfewpodcast.com As always, we hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! ___ Links: This is not THE article Micha referred to about head positioning during bottle feeding in order to help prevent tongue thrust in babies with DS. But this one does share similar information. Feeding Development in Down Syndrome 47 Strings: Tessa’s Special Code The Prince Who Was Just Himself Books by Amy Julia Becker Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention Instagram accounts (adoption and China): @chosenforjoy @thisgatherednest @thestaufferlife @bringing_home_china
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July 11, 2018
S01 Episode 8 - Therapy and All the Feelings
It is finally here! Welcome to the episode where we talk about all things therapy, and trust us… you won’t want to miss this one. What do you do when it feels like therapies are taking over? How much therapy should your child be receiving? How do you balance therapies with everything else of life? We cover it all, from the great benefits of therapy to the unique challenges it offers (like take home homework, and a much more full schedule). We share our personal experiences with all the therapies and then get to hear your good news. As always, we hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Show Notes: Terry Brown: http://www.sohappytolearn.com Talk Tools: https://talktools.com/ Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod
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June 27, 2018
S01 Episode 7 - The Dads Episode
Welcome to the Dad episode. In honor of Father’s Day coming up the dads take over this episode and talk all about being a dad and what it specifically looks like when parenting kids with Down syndrome. They talk about their journey to becoming a Dad, dreams for the future, and good news. We are so excited for you to hear this one. As always, we hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod
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June 13, 2018
S01 Episode 6 - Friendship Pt. 2 - Guest Melynn Henry
We continue our conversation about friendship, this time focusing on one particular relationship between two little girls in Amarillo, Texas in the 80’s. Micha sits down with her lifelong friend Melynn Henry to talk about Carey, their childhood friend with Down syndrome, who was included in their classrooms and sports teams and Brownies. Melynn shares about how she and Carey became like sisters: from their childhood of playing dress up, to moving in together after college, to the pain of losing Carey five years ago. Both women discuss the power that Carey’s life has had on both of their lives. And as always, we end with Good News. PS Here’s where Melynn, Micha, and Carey grew up in the Texas Panhandle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarillo,_Texas Also, if you’re itching for a deep dive into all things Amarillo, Micha’s brother has super sweet podcast. http://heyamarillo.com/ We hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod
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May 30, 2018
S01 Episode 5 - Friendship with GiGi's Playhouse and Just Like Me
Welcome to the latest episode of The Lucky Few Podcast. On this episode we talk all about friendship. We get to hear from another awesome Heather who works for the awesome Gigi’s Playhouse and her friend Bill (who we are super jealous of by the way) and then Lyndcee who started the Just Like Me Foundation. We talk about the importance of authentic friendship for our children and for ourselves. Also, as always, we get to share some awesome good news! We hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/theluckyfewpod SHOW NOTES: Gigi’s Playhouse https://gigisplayhouse.org/ Just Like Me Foundation https://www.justlikemefoundation.org/
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May 16, 2018
S01 Episode 4 - Adoption - Guest Lisa Eicher
Welcome to our latest episode of The Lucky Few Podcast! Today we are talking about all things adoption; from the hope, joy, and true magic it provides to the daily struggles that not enough people are talking about. We share our personal adoption stories and are so lucky to get to chat with the amazing Lisa Eicher from @eicherumba who has four awesome kids and two of whom she adopted and happen to have Down syndrome. We laugh and cry and hear some great advice from Lisa and cover questions people looking into adoption might have (hint: google will be your best friend). Also, as always, we get to share some awesome good news! We hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Lucky-Few-Podcast-407112339736685/ SHOW NOTES: Get your copy of The Lucky Few http://amzn.to/2u5wQrF Reece’s Rainbow https://reecesrainbow.org/ Lisa Eicher’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/eicherumba/
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May 2, 2018
S01 Episode 3 - College - Guest Liz Plachta of Ruby's Rainbow
Here at The Lucky Few Podcast we are all about raising the bar for individuals with Down syndrome. One great way that we have seen that is through Ruby’s Rainbow and we are so excited to have the Liz Plachta, the founder, with us today. Ruby’s Rainbow provides college scholarships to individuals with Down syndrome. We get to chat with Liz about how it all came to be and what she has learned since founding this organization. We talk about the power of social media, learning to trust, and get to hear about some of the Ruby’s Rainbow Rockin’ recipients, and the good that raising awareness can do for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages. Also, as always, we get to share some awesome good news! We hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Lucky-Few-Podcast-407112339736685/ SHOW LINKS: www.thinkcollege.net https://rubysrainbow.org/
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April 18, 2018
S01 Episode 2 - Siblings & Special Guests
On this second episode of The Lucky Few Podcast we talk about siblings, and because siblings can be difficult, we brought in some of the best ones we know! We get to talk to @Jimbo_Is_The_Man’s sisters, Pam and Julie, about growing up with him and how they have navigated all of the life’s changes. They chat about growing up in a large family (11 kids!) and what their father did on the day of Jimbo’s diagnosis that changed everything for them. They share rich wisdom and practical advice for parents of typically developing children as well as children with Down syndrome. Their love for Jimbo is contagious and just what we needed. We also spend some time hearing from Ace Eicher, sister to Archie and Sevy, from @eicherumba on Instagram. We get the wonderful opportunity to hear her share about her experience as a kid with a brother and sister with down syndrome. We hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice as we work to shift the narrative about those living with Down syndrome. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Heather, Micha, and Mercedes Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Lucky-Few-Po…407112339736685/ Jimbo is the Man on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimbo_is_the_man/
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April 4, 2018
S01 Episode 1 - World Down Syndrome Day
Welcome to our first official episode of The Lucky Few Podcast! In this episode, we chat about our own World Down syndrome Day celebrations that range from waking the kids up in the morning to fulfilling Heather’s lifelong dream. Plus we talk out our real life unicorns, the newest Gerber baby, and the tattoo everyone is getting. You will also get to hear about an amazing opportunity to connect with others in the Down syndrome community, and we celebrate your good news. We hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice as we work to shift the narrative about those living with Down syndrome. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/theluckyfewpod Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Lucky-Few-Podcast-407112339736685/ SHOW NOTES: Get your copy of The Lucky Few http://amzn.to/2u5wQrF Ace Face is my Friend https://goo.gl/gS6cnH The 3/21 Ruby’s Rainbow Pledge https://321pledge.org/ Dear Future Mother video https://youtu.be/Ju-q4OnBtNU Not Special Needs video https://youtu.be/kNMJaXuFuWQ Newest Gerber Baby https://goo.gl/ooZyZf #theluckyfewtattoo https://goo.gl/quFTKy Attend Dear Mom Conference www.dearmomconference.com A note: After the recording of this episode, upon further research we learned that the story widely circulating on social media in regards to Pope Francis and the child was not reported accurately. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused and have included a link to the correct story. Also it is important to note that though it was not exactly as reported originally, we still take Pope Francis advocating for inclusion (what was actually happening) as good news worth celebrating! https://goo.gl/7Nr9ph
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March 21, 2018
S01 Episode 0 - Welcome to the Lucky Few Podcast
Welcome to The Lucky Few Podcast. We are so excited to announce the official podcast for The Lucky Few. In this episode we take the time to introduce ourselves and share a little about the future of the show. Over the past few years we have experienced such an incredible community around Down Syndrome and Adoption. We hope this podcast brings you encouragement, hope, and a new voice in hopes to change the narrative about those living with Down Syndrome. Please subscribe at our website for updates and events in the future. Enjoy, and interact with us on all of our social media below! Website: www.theluckyfewpodcast.com Social Media: Instagram: www.instagram.com/theluckyfewpod Twitter: www.twitter.com/thelufckyfewpod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Lucky-Few-Podcast-407112339736685/
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February 11, 2018
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