Books, websites and organizations we have found most helpful in our journeys through Down Syndrome, hearing loss, infant loss, infertility, parenting, and twins.


Organization: National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

Website: Enjoying the Small Things
Enjoying the Small Things began in 2007, shortly after Kelle's first daughter Lainey was born, as a way to combine her writing and photography hobbies. It since has evolved to much more, providing not only an outlet for creativity, but a home for the gratitude she feels for all of her inspirations, and most importantly, the moments she shares with her family.

Website: Everything and Nothing from Essex
A Mother blogs about her journey with her daughter who happens to have Down Syndrome and her son.

Website: Noah's Dad
This blog is about a little boy named Noah who has Down Syndrome. His Dad writes about him as he grows. Its a great way to learn about Down Syndrome and how you can help the one in your life that may have it. He takes the every day and makes it known.

Website: Thin Places-Faith, Family and Disability
This blog is about discovering and remembering thin places, places where heaven and earth touch, where God seems more readily present, more easily accessed. It is meant to uncover ideas, relationships, points of connection, and moments of deep beauty that draw us towards one another and towards the Holy One.


Forum: Listen-Up Forum
Listen-up Listserve membership is restricted to parents of deaf/hard of hearing children only and was created to support their informational and emotional needs .

Organization: Michigan Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Organization: Michigan Hands and Voices
Michigan Hands & Voices is a chapter of the nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.

Organization: John Tracy Clinics
We've really enjoyed using online courses for babies and preschoolers with hearing loss. This organization is based in California and you can take your family there to learn about how to help your young one.


Book: Holding Onto Hope
A Pathway Through Suffering to the Heart of God

Book: Waiting With Gabriel
(Book) A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life

Organization: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Professional photographers who volunteer their time for bereavement situations.

Website: Perinatal Hospice
Resources for perinatal hospice and palliative care.


Book: Conception Chronicles
Helpful "101" guide from infertility to IVF and adoption.

Organization: Fertility Lifelines
This is a site where you can learn all about the different types of treatment offered, how to pay for treatments, doctors in your area, etc.

Organization: Stepping Stones
This ministry was founded by three women who were searching for Christian answers to the questions encountered in their personal struggles with infertility and pregnancy loss. The founders named their ministry Stepping Stones with the hope that, like properly placed stones across a running stream, Stepping Stones would build a bridge to guide travelers across the waters of discouragement, loneliness, and loss that are often part of the infertility experience.


Book, resource, website: Love and Logic
Parenting techniques

Magazine: Parents Magazine
Articles, advice and ideas for kids of all ages

Website: Weelicious
Fast, easy and fresh baby food, toddler food and recipes for the entire family.


Website: Twin Parents
Life with twins. Advice from birth to school-age.

Website: Having Three Kids
Life with three! I've found some humorous and helpful articles here.