How the Push Girls Are Like Special Needs Moms

Despite my initial disappointment that the Push Girls are all women whose disabilities were due to injury or illness, I’ve fallen in love with the show. Very little of it appears contrived, the women are candid and authentic, and the show feels more like a serial documentary than most reality show fare. Although the four […]

A Happy Ending: Sweet Home Alabama


I’m not much into reality TV, but when Mr. Andi came home last spring and told me that CMT was filming a reality show here in Mayberry, I knew we’d have to watch it, no matter what the subject matter was. “Sweet Home Alabama” debuted this summer as a Bachelor-style show inspired by the movie […]

DVR Alert! Zach Anner is on the move – Soon!

BTS Bus Card Front

Ever since I heard about Zach Anner a long time back, I’ve been waiting anxiously for this day (well, not actually THIS day – Monday, December 12). Watch the video and then read the description from the studio below the video. I know not everyone has easy video-watching capabilities when reading blog posts, but I’m […]

Cowards: “The Change-Up” and Disability Slurs

Stop Disability Slurs, r-word

I was appalled by the revelation earlier this week that the Universal Pictures film “The Change-Up,” starring one of my favorite actors, Jason Bateman, took pot shots at the intellectually disabled in general and Down syndrome specifically, both within the first fifteen minutes. Although I have not seen the movie, one viewer described the scene […]

Meet Me in St. Louis

Albert Pujols - Faith. Family. Others

As a kid, I loved hanging out at the baseball park. While a college student, I supported my college’s baseball team and occasionally drove up to Atlanta to watch a Braves game. A classmate of mine from middle and high school got called up to the majors in 1994, and I followed his progress through […]

I Heart John C. McGinley!

I was already aware that John C. McGinley (who played Dr. Perry Fox on “Scrubs”) has a son with Down syndrome.  He has done some fabulous public service announcements that can be viewed on the National Down Syndrome Society website.  But, thanks to my friend Stacy Kraus, who shared with me the blog of a […]