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Magazines, e-zines, and websites:

What If She Lives With Us Forever? Huffington Post, July 2014

Where Did My Super Cape Go? Huffington Post, May 2014

I Wish You Could See What I See, Huffington Post, April 2014

Special Needs Parents, You are Not Invisible, Huffington Post, February 2014

The Only Resolution You Need: Live Intentionally! Huffingtom Post, January 2014

A Christmas Gift of Hope and a Future, Huffington Post, December 2013

7 Practical Ways to Help a Special Needs Family, Huffington Post, November 2013

What My Mother Knew The Moment She Met My Daughter, Huffington Post, October 2013

Compelled to Help (adoption story), Focus on the Family: Thriving Family Magazine November/December issue 2010

Finding Nichole (special needs story), Focus on the Family: Thriving Family Magazine Summer issue 2011

Nurture Your Child’s Love of Learning, Focus on the Family: thrivingfamily.com 2011 (including print form September 2012)

Radical Renewal School-age Activity, Focus on the Family: Thriving Family Magazine Summer issue 2012

When Adopted Kids Need Counseling, LifeWay, ParentLife, July 2014

Acceptance Defies Stereotypes, LifeWay, ParentLife, May 2014

Keep On Swinging, LifeWay, ParentLife, April 2014

Love Them Well, Love Them Fierce, LifeWay, ParentLife, January 2014

Special Needs Families Can Celebrate the Season Too, LifeWay, ParentLife, December 2013

She Gives Me Courage, LifeWay, ParentLife, November 2013

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, LifeWay, ParentLife, October 2013

Something About Apples, LifeWay, ParentLife, Septemeber 2013

Hanging Out, LifeWay, ParentLife, August 2013

Special Needs Parents Need Friends, LifeWay, ParentLife, June 2013

Independent Walker, LifeWay, ParentLife May 2013

Special Needs: 5 Practical Steps to Helping Families get Through Surgery, LifeWay, ParentLife May 2013

Small Progress, LifeWay, ParentLife March 2013

A Gift of Joy, LifeWay, ParentLife February 2013

I See You, LifeWay, ParentLife January 2013

Special Needs and Resolutions, LifeWay, ParentLife January 2013

Witnessing Miracles, LifeWay, ParentLife November 2012

God Came Through, LifeWay, ParentLife November 2012

An Orphan No More, (no link available) Lifeway, ParentLife Magazine, November 2012 issue

Not Easy but Good, LifeWay, ParentLife October 2012

My Juggling Act, LifeWay, ParentLife September 2010

My Child’s Disability Is Not a Tragedy, The Mighty, August 2014

Dear Mom Dealing With Your Child’s Special Needs Diagnosis, The Mighty, August 2014

To the Typical Siblings of a Brother or Sister With a Disability, The Mighty, July 2014

When a Woman Noticed My Daughter Because She Has Down Syndrome, The Mighty, June 2014

My Teacher in Life, Mamapedia, February 2013

A Rescued Love, The Bridge (page 11) Summer issue 2010

A Surprising Lesson From a Child With a Disability, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, July 2014

Moms, Don’t Ignore These Signs You Need a Break, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, June 2014

What to Do When Life Feels Like More than You Can Handle, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, June 2014

Brokenness, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, May 2014

When Children Pay for Our Success, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, May 2014

How Christians Should respond to Kids With Mental Health Issues, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, April 2014

How God Sent a Divine Airport Connection, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, April 2014

Where Churches and Disability Meet, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, April 2014

The Group Forgotten By the Church, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, April 2014

God Wants to Come to Your Rescue, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, January 2014

Make One Resolution: Live Intentionally, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, January 2014

How Did I End Up Here? Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, November 2013

Living the Contradiction, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, November 2013

What God taught me Through My child with Special Needs, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, September 2013

What a Child with Special Needs taught Me about the Fruit of the Spirit, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, August 2013

Confessions of a pastor’s Wife: You Don’t have to be super Spiritual to Talk to Me, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, July 2013

Encountering an Angel at the Airport, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, July 2013

The Effective Fervent Prayer of a Woman Unlocks Tremendous Power, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, June 2013

Confessions of a pastors wife: When I don’t like church, Charisma Magazine, SpiritLed Woman, June 2013

Smart and Beautiful, The Momoir Project May 2012

Adopting Nina: A Mother’s Journey to Ukraine, The Momoir Project December 2011

Not a Mistake, Book contributor for Gifts 2: How People With Down Syndrome Enrich the World

Abortion and Down Syndrome, specialneeds.com, August 2012

Cerebral Palsy: And Adoption Story, specialneeds.com June 2012

I Need Her, specialneeds.com May 2012

I Want Milk!, (no link available) MomSense Magazine July/August issue 2009

Monday Nights at McDonald’s (no link available), MomSense Magazine November/December issue 2009

Cure for Selfishness (no link available), MomSense Magazine March/April issue 2010

Why are We So Afraid of Disability? Not Alone Parents, July 2014

What If She Lives With Us Forever? Not Alone Parents, June 2014

When Life Is More Than I Can Handle, Not Alone Parents, May 2014

To the Typical Siblings, Not Alone Parents, April 2014

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day, Not Alone Parents, March 2014

Disability Can Impact Sibling Relationships, Not Alone Parents, February 2014

About Friendship, Not Alone Parents, January 2014

These Hard Times Are Small Potatoes Compared to the Coming Good Times, Not Alone Parents, December 2013

I Wish You Could See What I See, Not Alone Parents, November 2013

The Wildness and Beauty of the Special Needs Road, Not Alone Parents, October 2013

You are Enough! Not Alone Parents, September 2013

Unconditional Love or More Than I Can Handle? Not Alone Parents, July 2013

Fruit of the Spirit: The Special Needs Way, Not Alone Parents, June 2013

Field Trip, Not Alone Parents, May 2013

If I Knew Then What I Know Now, Not Alone Parents, April 2013

Mothers Share Truths Because of Down Syndrome, Not Alone Parents, March 2013

I See You, Not Alone Parents, February 2013

Choosing Love, Not Alone Parents, January 2013

Changed Perspectives and Parenting Children with Special Needs, Different Dream for My Child, October 2013

Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Special Needs Parent, Different Dream for My Child, August 2013

Confessions of Special Needs Parents, Different Dream for My Child, July 2013

Can Those With Disabilities Contribute to Society?, Different Dream for My Child, April 2013

On Being an Advocate: Speak Up!, Different Dream for My Child, February 2013

Down Syndrome: A Teacher of Life, Different Dream for My Child, October 2012

Communication with My daughter Who has Down Syndrome, Different Dream for My Child, October 2012

Meet the Teacher Pre-Meeting? Bring Starbucks! Different Dream for My Child, August 2012

Adaptive Swimming Lessons: Queen of the Waves Teaches Mom, Different Dream for My Child, July 2012

Two Thumbs Up: Special Needs at the Movies, Different Dream Parenting, June 2012

How to Prepare for an IEP Part 1, Different Dream for My Child, May 2012

How to Prepare for an IEP Part 2, Different Dream for My Child, May 2012

Our Church Needs Brody, Different Dream for My Child March 2012

So Full of Love: Siblings and Down Syndrome, Different Dream for My Child March 2012

What Can My Daughter With Down Syndrome Do? Different Dream for My Child February 2012

First Steps Take Courage, Different Dream for My Child January 2012

Could I Do More?, Different Dream for My Child January 2012

How to be an Effective Advocate for a Child with Special Needs, Different Dream for My Child December 2011

A Different Road Part 2, Different Dream for My Child October 2011

A Different Road Part 1, Different Dream for My Child October 2011

When Back to School is Different, Different Dream for My Child October 2011

How We Got Here, Different Dream for My Child August 2011

Becoming a Special Needs Mom, Carnival of Natural Parenting March 2012

I Saw Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, October 2010

People First Language, (no link available) Everyday Health, October 2010

10 Facts About Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, October 2010

My Daughter Has a Sister With Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, August 2010

The “Up” Side of Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, August 2010

Physical Characteristics of Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, June 2010

The R-Word is Being Heard, (no link available) Everyday Health, February 2010

I’m Down With You, (no link available) Everyday Health, January 2010

Orphans With Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, December 2009

Down Syndrome and Sign Language, (no link available) Everyday Health, November 2009

Down Syndrome and Low Muscle Tone, (no link available) Everyday Health, November 2009

Having a Child With Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, October 2009

What is Down Syndrome?, (no link available) Everyday Health, October 2009

Receiving a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome, (no link available) Everyday Health, September 2009

Featured Guest Posts:

Strong Enough for Nina, featured blogger at Rachel Coleman strong enough to be... July 2010

Splashing in Love (adoption story), Our Family for His Glory May 2012

Message from Moms Part 1, Diving for Pearls May 2012

Message for Moms Part 2, Diving for Pearls May 2012

From Down Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy: And Adoption Story, Special and Determined, September 2012

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