Talking with 100 Huntley Street about parenting, Down syndrome, and transformation

I’m still working to get the eye makeup off after a really nice morning on Friday on the set of 100 Huntley Street, a Canadian Christian television show. I spoke with Moira, the host of the show, about my darkest parenting fears, living in the present moment, our purpose as parents, and the ways Penny has surprised us all. To watch the full interview:

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About Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker writes and speaks about family, faith, disability, and culture. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of Penelope Ayers: A Memoir, A Good and Perfect Gift (Bethany House), and Why I Am Both Spiritual and Religious (Patheos Press).


  1. Enjoyed this interview very much — thank you! I haven’t read your book yet but I hope to do so soon. I have a 9-yr-old son who is developmentally delayed because (probably) of extra material on one of his chromosomes. It’s very challenging. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Amy Julia Becker says:

    I hope you have a chance to read the book too, and I’m so glad that the interview was an encouragement to you.

  3. Armstro3 says:

    Great interview! I loved what you had to say! It’s helpful to know you had the same fears that I faced and am still working through. It’s nice when someone you respect and look up to shares that they felt that way too. Thank you! And you looked lovely!

  4. Amy Julia Becker says:

    You are so kind to say all of this, and I’m glad our stories connect in a way that is encouraging to you!