The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support


90. How To Advocate Right Where You Are
Oct 20 • 67 min
Alright friends, you asked! And we’re answering.. What’s the most challenging part of advocacy for you? How do you advocate if you don’t have tons of followers? What do you wish people knew about your child with DS? And how do you keep from comparing…
89. Let’s Talk About Transitions. ft. Kenzie Clark
Oct 13 • 54 min
Kenzie Clark is a former special educator and the brains behind Able Transition Consulting, a service that equips individuals with disabilities with the resources to enter adulthood and thrive! The Able team is all about person-centered planning and…
88. (Un)learning The Advocacy Language
Oct 6 • 45 min
When it comes to finding the right language to use in this advocacy space, it can be tricky.. to say the least! Do we go with person-first or identity-first language? Should we say disabled or differently abled? And how can we use language to empower our…
87. Life Update: Moving Mishaps + More!
Sep 29 • 39 min
In the midst of moving (and yes all three of us are moving this month!), we feel unorganized and uncomfortable, and we know our kids must feel it too! So how do we help our kiddos with Down Syndrome transition when we’re still working on it ourselves? We…
86. Palliative Care & Parenting Our Heroes w/Jen Bartz
Sep 22 • 33 min
Not only is Jen Bartz a mother to three, she is a narrative shifter in the healthcare community, especially when it comes to palliative care for our medically-complex kiddos. After her son James passed away, Jen and her husband were inspired to create…
85. Is Inclusion Always The Best Option?
Sep 15 • 44 min
When Micha and her family moved across the country this summer, she realized it might be time to shift her son’s classroom setting as well. In this week’s episode, Micha’s discussing her decision to place Ace in a more restrictive classroom environment…
84. Michelle Sie Whitten on Creating the Global DS Foundation, Media Representation, + More
Sep 8 • 54 min
After giving birth to her daughter with Down Syndrome, Michelle Sie Whitten noticed a gap in medical research and quality healthcare for people with DS. And from that moment on, she sought to fill that gap by co-founding the Global Down Syndrome…
83. So Everything’s Going Wrong, Now What?
Sep 1 • 56 min
This week we’re sharing a special recording we did at a recent event with the We Are Brave Together community, hosted by Jessica Patay. We Are Brave Together is “passionate about supporting, serving, and inspiring Special Needs Moms.” Most importantly,…
82. All things Speech & Feeding w/Shandy Laskey (CCC-SLP)
Aug 25 • 47 min
If you’re anything like us, you may have wondered (AKA worried) about your child’s speech! How much therapy do they need? What can we do at home? The questions never end! That’s why today we have Shandy Laskey (speech language pathologist, functional…
81. Pregnant In A Pandemic w/Abby Green
Aug 18 • 38 min
What do you do when your pregnancy isn’t what you thought it would be.. when Covid-19 and a shocking diagnosis leave you looking for answers? Well if you’re anything like Abby Green, you discover that what really matters is not the celebrations and…
80. Assuming Intelligence in Our Kids w/Down Syndrome, ft. Dr. Sarathy
Aug 11 • 51 min
“Who decides how smart you are?” Dr. Sarathy is back on the show to chat about this idea from her Tedx talk, as well as her son’s extraordinary educational journey that involves poetry, patterns, and more! We’re also discussing fearless learning, the…
79. Understanding Functional Nutrition for Our Kids w/Down Syndrome, ft. Dr. Sarathy
Aug 4 • 48 min
When it comes to feeding our kids with Down Syndrome, we’re all just doing the best we can right? Some days our best is a PBJ and some days it’s fresh baked gluten free bread! But everyday, we want to fuel them with food that helps them be their best!…
78. Building Trust (not barriers) w/Your Child’s IEP Team
Jul 28 • 33 min
Have you ever felt like you’re preparing for battle when you’re getting ready for an IEP meeting? You’ve gathered all your resources, you’ve been to all the conferences, and you’ve asked everyone you know for advice, but you’re still worried about being…
77. Back to School or Back to the Screen? (Covid-19 & the Upcoming School Year ft. Dr. Spinazzi)
Jul 21 • 54 min
Anyone else feeling more uncertain about the upcoming school year than ever before? We know we are! That’s why we have Dr. Spinazzi back on the show for a special episode about her insights into Covid-19 and her thoughts on sending kids to school in the…
76. Making the Shift w/Kenny Clutch, “The Dancing Dad”
Jul 14 • 53 min
In just one day, Kenny Clutch went from dancing in the hospital room for his son Kristian who had cancer, to speaking on the news and being reposted by celebrities everywhere. Not only is he “The Dancing Dad,” Kenny is also a husband, father of 4, Down…
75. What makes a family? (Adoption + Motherhood w/Kayla Craig)
Jul 7 • 49 min
Kayla Craig is a mother, author, podcaster, journalist, and so much more. She and her husband lead a diverse family made up of four beautiful children — including two adopted kiddos and one with Down Syndrome! After realizing how curious other kids were…
74. Building Brain Power in People w/Down Syndrome, ft. Dr. Brian Skotko
Jun 30 • 33 min
As parents of children with Down Syndrome, we’ve heard of about 1 million things we should be doing to improve the brain power of our kiddos… and we’re guessing you’ve heard them too! Do we say yes or no to B-12, Tylenol, dairy? Is gluten really that bad?…
73. What to do when things feel out of control (IEPs, summer, social distancing, + more)
Jun 23 • 44 min
Just when we thought IEPs couldn’t get any more complicated (and summer couldn’t sound any better!)… Enter Covid-19! Join us for a chat about how we’re handling unfinished plans for kids going into middle school and new plans for a future kindergartener,…
72. What do we stand for? - A Conversation About #BLM, Protests, Resources, + More
Jun 16 • 61 min
As our country has wrestled with the realities of racism over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been reflecting quite a bit over here and we’re guessing that many of you have too. So let’s talk about it. In this episode, we’re sharing our recent experience…
71. Down Syndrome, Autism, & Motherhood w/Teresa Unnerstall
May 26 • 58 min
Teresa Unnerstall is an author, speaker, consultant, and mother to Nick - her 26 year old son with a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism. She has nearly 3 decades of experience on dual diagnosis.. which means this episode is full of wisdom, and so…
70. The Power of “Just Two Moms” w/Jessica Hunter & Larkin O’Leary
May 19 • 45 min
Jessica Hunter and Larkin O’Leary are on Instagram as @JustTwoMomssr but we all know there’s no such thing as “just a mom!” And these ladies prove it. Jessica is a mother to three kids, and her middle child has Down Syndrome. Larkin has two children, and…
69. Project Understood: Down Syndrome & Voice Technology w/Ed Casagrande & Matthew MacNeil
May 12 • 45 min
Let’s face it, we all love voice-command technology (maybe even a little too much sometimes..) and our kiddos love it too. But Siri and Alexa and Google Home can’t always understand our loved ones with Down Syndrome. That’s why Ed Casagrande, the chair of…
68. Approaching Mother’s Day While Grieving w/Katie Jameson
May 5 • 64 min
When all you see on Instagram is happy moms smiling with their children on Mother’s Day, it can be hard to remember that not every woman approaches the holiday the same way. That’s why we are so grateful to have Katie Jameson on to discuss all things…
67. Unpacking Privilege & Understanding Intersectionality w/Jalondra Davis
Apr 28 • 64 min
We know that Down Syndrome does not affect one more race more than another so why is the advocacy space not more diverse? We have Jalondra Davis - author, scholar, feminist, and mother, on to address this topic and more. We’re chatting about everything…
66. Public Speaking & Self Advocacy w/Matthew Schwab
Apr 21 • 36 min
At 22 years old, Matthew Schwab is a public speaker, employee, volunteer, ambassador, intern, campaign manager, and so much more. You may have even seen him advocating for employing people with disabilities on his TedX Talk! When he’s not writing speeches…
65. The Quarantine Chronicles
Apr 14 • 50 min
Raise your hand if your quarantine situation is nothing like you and your Pinterest board thought it would be! (We’ve got both arms up at this point). And it’s okay if you do too, friends. Because educating your children and working from home and…
64. Building Bridges Towards Inclusion w/Barbara Butler
Apr 7 • 57 min
Magical Bridge playgrounds are beautiful places where ALL kiddos can play together. Think accessible ramps, wide paths, kindness corners, and the cutest little huts for when you just need some space. We are so lucky to have Barbara Butler on to tell us…
63. Health & Down Syndrome w/Dr. Noemi Spinazzi
Mar 31 • 66 min
“Stay home, wash your hands, don’t touch your face….” you’ve heard it all before. But now you can hear from pediatrician Dr. Noemi Spinazzi, who specializes in Down Syndrome! She works at a children’s hospital in Oakland, CA and is the medical director of…
62. Micha & Ace’s Dual Diagnosis Journey
Mar 24 • 70 min
“Our kids do not have to fit any measurement for their value or worth.” Micha said it here first but we’re pretty sure we all agree, right? That’s why today we’re discussing all things dual diagnosis with Micha Boyett, who’s son Ace recently received an…
BONUS: Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
Mar 21 • 52 min
Thanks to Covid-19, it seems like #EverythingIsCancelled… except World Down Syndrome Day! We might not be presenting about DS in our kid’s classrooms but we can still shout their worth! Because if there is one thing people with DS have taught us, it’s how…
61. Behind the Scenes of El Candidato, the extraordinary documentary about Bryan Russell
Mar 18 • 55 min
Bryan Russell is the first person with Down Syndrome to ever run for political office anywhere in the world, and we are here for it! This past January, Bryan showed Peru (and the world) what he’s made of, earning over 13,000 votes in his efforts to earn a…
60. What’s Ours to Share?
Mar 10 • 47 min
Anyone else ever questioned how much you share about your child or loved one with Down Syndrome on social media? We sure have! (Would I say this out loud to her friends? What would she think if she heard me saying this about her? Can I share this in a way…
59. Finding Community at GiGi’s Playhouse w/Nancy Gianni
Mar 3 • 62 min
When Nancy Gianni received her daughter GiGi’s Down Syndrome diagnosis, it was “all condolences and no congratulations.” But it didn’t take long for Nancy to decide that she wanted to live in a world that celebrates Down Syndrome, and so she quickly took…
58. A Conversation About Race & Down Syndrome w/Mercedes Lara & Kelli Caughman
Feb 25 • 77 min
We all know what it feels like to receive a Down Syndrome diagnosis and realize that you hardly ever see people with DS represented anywhere. But what does it feel like if your child with Down Syndrome might not even be represented amongst the DS…
57. Shelley Gottsagen On Her Son Zack Gottsagen’s Fame, The Oscars, + More!
Feb 18 • 61 min
You’ve seen Zack Gottsagen on the big screen during his hit movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and you’ve seen him onstage at the Oscars, but have you ever wondered about the woman who’s supported him since the beginning? In this VERY special interview,…
56. The One About Marriage w/Micha & Chris!
Feb 11 • 55 min
Ever feel like you’re keeping score in your marriage? You’re not alone! In this very special couples episode (Happy Valentine’s Day!), Micha and her husband Chris are chatting about all things marriage, raising a child with Down Syndrome, and how to…
55. All Things Puberty & DS w/Dr. Rebecca Partridge!
Feb 4 • 52 min
Nervous about raising your kids with Down Syndrome through puberty? Don’t worry friends, we’re right there with you! That’s why we’re chatting with Dr. Rebecca Partridge about all things puberty today. Dr. Rebecca Partridge is a pediatrician who is doing…
54. When, Why, & HOW to Own Your Story!
Jan 28 • 47 min
Your story has the power to shift narratives. We repeat, YOUR story has the power to shift narratives. That’s right, friends! You are a world changer and today we’re encouraging you to own that. It’s time to own your story. Join us as we recap Heather’s…
53. Our Goals for 2020!
Jan 21 • 63 min
Happy New Year, dear listeners! It may have taken us a few weeks to celebrate 2020 with you all, but that’s because we were dreaming up big ideas for future episodes! Today, we’re sharing a few of our new year’s resolutions with you all.. but these aren’t…
52. Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!
Dec 2, 2019 • 65 min
Happy Holidays, friends! We’re celebrating BIG this year with our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite small shops and online businesses so you know just where to shop this year! We have gift ideas for…
51. LIVE w/Inclusive Talent Agent + Amazing Actors!
Nov 25, 2019 • 75 min
LIVE from Southern California, we have actors Jamie Brewer, Cole Sibus, Jared Kozak, and their amazing talent agent, Gail Williamson here to chat all about Down Syndrome and the media! Jamie, Cole, and Jared are not only incredible actors on wonderful…
50. Memories, Mishaps, and More!
Nov 18, 2019 • 52 min
50 episodes, friends! Can you believe it? (It’s okay, we can’t either)! We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to these past 50 episodes as much as we have recording them! We’ve enjoyed it so much that today we’re chatting all about our awesome guest roster,…
49. Trading Stress for Rest w/Rebekah Lyons
Nov 11, 2019 • 53 min
Raise your hand if you need to rest! (Don’t worry, we’re right there with you!) That’s why we’ve invited Rebekah Lyons to sit down and chat all about her new book: Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. Not only is…
48. Mikayla Holmgren on Pageants, College, and Self-Advocacy
Nov 4, 2019 • 38 min
Mikayla Holmgren is a dancer, pageant star, winner of Miss Minnesota’s Spirit Award and Director’s Award, college graduate, Best Buddies ambassador, and most recently — a Sephora representative! She also has what she calls “a little side of Down…
47. Planning for the Future w/Phillip Clark from Enable SNP
Oct 28, 2019 • 39 min
What does the future look like for your child with Down Syndrome? It’s a tough question that can overwhelm even the greatest planners. That’s why Phillip Clark created Enable Special Needs Planning (SNP), a company that helps families create comprehensive…
46. Behind the Scenes with Incredible Narrative Shifters
Oct 21, 2019 • 38 min
Wondering how to turn your passions into narrative-shifting movements? (So are we!) That’s why we sat down and chatted with some incredible advocates at the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network’s Rockin’ Moms Retreat last month! What a joy it was to interview…
45. Adoption & Down Syndrome w/Stephanie Thompson from the NDSAN
Oct 14, 2019 • 31 min
“My doctor told me that my baby would have Down Syndrome and then they brought up termination, so I came home and googled Down Syndrome and adoption and you were the first thing that came up..” the beginning of countless conversations Stephanie Thompson…
44. Shifting the Diagnosis Narrative w/Carissa Carroll from Jack’s Basket
Oct 7, 2019 • 30 min
Last month, we went to DSDN’s Rockin’ Mom Retreat in Nashville, Tennessee and partied with over 700 moms who have kiddos with Down Syndrome. And we even sat down to interview a few.. including Carissa Carroll, the founder and president of Jack’s Basket!…
43. Back to School & All Things Best Buddies w/Val Schlieder & Allison Covell
Sep 30, 2019 • 55 min
We’re all hoping for great friends for our kiddos, right? And as parents of kids with Down Syndrome, we might be hoping for those great friends even more than most. That’s why we are so excited to talk to you all about Best Buddies, an international…
42. More Than A Handbag: An Interview w/Shivam Punjya
Sep 23, 2019 • 43 min
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) gave his family hope when his sister was born, and now he’s giving it right back. Friends, meet Shivam Punjya, the founder of Behno and the brother of Nini, his younger sister with Down Syndrome. Although his…
41. Back to School & All Things Teaching, Learning, & Growing!
Sep 16, 2019 • 39 min
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…
40. Back to School: All Things Education, Inclusion, and Down Syndrome
Sep 9, 2019 • 45 min
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…
39. Back to School w/IEP Experts Vickie Brett & Amanda Selogie
Sep 2, 2019 • 63 min
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…
38. Remembering Jimbo
Aug 26, 2019 • 62 min
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…
37. Redefining the Down Syndrome Diagnosis w/Meg Wilkes & Stephanie Meredith
Aug 19, 2019 • 52 min
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…
36. A Tough Conversation About Sexual Abuse In The Down Syndrome Community
Aug 12, 2019 • 79 min
“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…
35. Traveling with The Lara Family
Aug 5, 2019 • 37 min
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…
34. Our Response to the East Family’s Negative Down Syndrome Diagnosis
Jul 29, 2019 • 53 min
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…
33. How Has Down Syndrome Created Your Family Norm?
Jul 22, 2019 • 40 min
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…
32. The (Beautiful) Reality of Befriending Someone with Down Syndrome
Jul 15, 2019 • 52 min
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…
31. Abortion and Down Syndrome
Jul 8, 2019 • 50 min
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…
30. Surviving (And Thriving) This Summer!
Jul 1, 2019 • 44 min
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…
29. Heather Avis on her new book: Scoot Over and Make Some Room
May 20, 2019 • 63 min
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…
28. Owning Your Influence In ALL Your Spaces!
May 15, 2019 • 60 min
“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…
27. Owning your Influence by Using your Gifts with Michelle Sullivan
May 6, 2019 • 53 min
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…
26. Owning Your Influence By Using Your Words with Amy Julia Becker
Apr 29, 2019 • 59 min
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…
25. Owning Your Influence and Broadening The Spaces - Tesney Davis on Dual Diagnosis
Apr 22, 2019 • 66 min
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,…
24. Owning Your Influence in the Business World with Mica May
Apr 15, 2019 • 67 min
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…
23. Owning Your Influence in the Spotlight with Lisa Gungor
Apr 8, 2019 • 69 min
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…
22. Owning Your Influence in Down Syndrome Spaces with Jen Jacob
Apr 1, 2019 • 58 min
“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…
21. Owning Your Influence in Front of the Camera With Amanda Booth
Mar 25, 2019 • 64 min
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…
20. Owning Your Influence: WDSD & Dear Mom, Conference
Mar 21, 2019 • 69 min
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…
19. Q & A!
Dec 3, 2018 • 62 min
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,…
18. The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Nov 26, 2018 • 63 min
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…
17. Self Advocacy: Down Syndrome in DC with Kayla McKeon
Nov 19, 2018 • 34 min
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…
16. Looking Back and Shooting Forward | LIVE from Dear Mom, Conference Utah
Nov 12, 2018 • 72 min
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…
15. Discipline: Down Syndrome with Dr. David Stein
Nov 8, 2018 • 52 min
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…
14. Marriage & Relationships: Parents Raising a Child with Down Syndrome
Oct 29, 2018 • 72 min
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…
13. Inclusion and the Church with Jamie Lim Lee
Oct 22, 2018 • 74 min
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…
12. Education: So Happy to Learn with Terry Brown
Oct 15, 2018 • 70 min
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…
11. Inclusion: A Parent’s Perspective with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 2
Oct 8, 2018 • 32 min
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…
10. Inclusion: An Educator’s Perspective, with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 1
Oct 1, 2018 • 48 min
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…
9. Q & A + Recap!
Jul 11, 2018 • 66 min
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…
8. Therapy and All the Feelings
Jun 27, 2018 • 51 min
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…
7. The Dad’s Episode
Jun 13, 2018 • 71 min
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,…
6. Friendship Pt. 2 - Guest Melynn Henry
May 30, 2018 • 71 min
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…
5. Friendship with GiGi’s Playhouse and Just Like Me
May 16, 2018 • 58 min
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…
4. Adoption - Guest Lisa Eicher
May 2, 2018 • 47 min
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…
3. College - Guest Liz Plachta of Ruby’s Rainbow
Apr 18, 2018 • 34 min
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…
2. Siblings & Special Guests
Apr 4, 2018 • 57 min
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…
1. World Down Syndrome Day 2018
Mar 21, 2018 • 60 min
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…
Welcome to the Lucky Few Podcast!
Feb 11, 2018 • 12 min
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…