Favorite Family Posts of 2013

My five favorite posts based upon life in our household in 2013 Read more

Favorite Guest Posts of 2013

Seven posts from 2013 written by others for my blog, all related to Down syndrome. Read more

Favorite Posts of 2013

Four of my favorite posts, written for PBS Parents, Chai Mamas, Huffington Post Parents, and the Atlantic, that I’ve written in 2013. Read more

Merry Christmas!

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Are You Ready for Christmas? (And Why It’s Okay If You Aren’t)

“I’m not ready for Jesus to show up, and perhaps that’s exactly as it should be.” Read more

What I’m Reading and Tweeting (and How to Find a Good and Perfect Gift)

Down syndrome in ancient art, Jesus isn’t white, men doing housework, and more… Read more

Snow Days and Preparing Him Room

It’s one of my favorite lines from a Christmas hymn, Joy to the World: Let every heart prepare him room… But my heart is crowded with the regular preparations for Christmas Read more

Who Can You Not See?

“But what I wish I had said, most of all, was, “Can you see my daughter?”” Read more

What I’m Tweeting–Articles on Faith, Family, Disability and More

Faith: ow.ly/rv2h9 Making Jesus look good @kwpershey @ChristianCent#NadiaBolzWeber #BookReview #Pastrix Recommended site for #Advent: ow.ly/rv2OT#Christmas How much #money should we be #givingaway? nyti.ms/IWFoEQ @tarasbernard@nytimes #Donations #Charity What’s one subject you’d be willing to let go of for the sake of #church #unity?#BodyofChrist @kwpershey ow.ly/rCYOg Family: Is there ever a time when #abortion is medically necessary? ow.ly/rv4KS @nytimes#CatholicChurch #lawsuit Disability: Story behind the cell biologist who dis­covered “gene that turns off #chro­mo­some respon­sible for #DownSyn­drome” ow.ly/rv4py  #Disabled’ Mannequins Remind Us That#Beautiful Doesn’t Mean ‘Perfect’ow.ly/rAMBC @HuffPostStyle  Should #men do more #housework?ow.ly/rD0Rs @StephenMarche @nytimes And other: Glued to #technology? Find out if you need to unplug… Read more

Remembering Newtown and Singing Jingle Bells

The anniversary of the Newtown shooting will always coincide with Advent, with the mournful, expectant waiting for Jesus’ arrival. As it should be–a recognition of this in-between space, in which the glimmer of hope breaks into the darkness, and yet the darkness still sometimes seems to be ever-present. Read more

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