About Me


Family at Bo's HomecomingFamily at EPCOT 2013

Family at Wedding

Now this is a perfectly imperfect family picture

I am the mother of 4 boys and 4 girls!  MJ and I have been married for 19 glorious years.  He is truly my best friend, confidant, and partner in this chaotic life.  MJ is a Product Manager at Kemin, and I am a Clinical Specialist for Genentech.  I am also the founder of GiGi’s Playhouse Des Moines, which is a Down syndrome awareness and education center.

We are committed, loving, proud parents.  Our goal is to raise 8 happy and loving children that are seen for the wonderful individuals that they are.  In our family we see the individual first and strive to be a service-minded family.  We have one life to live, and we will leave this world better than we found it!  We can find fun and positivity in almost everything that comes our way!

I decided to name this blog “My Imperfect EXTRA Ordinary Life” because I love my imperfect family just the way we are!  The EXTRA is a nod to the extra chromosome in our lives, and to our growing family.

10 comments on “About Me

  • You are an incredible woman, Megan! And I’m deeply honored to know you. Wishing you all the best…days full of laughter and smiles, hugs and kisses. You inspire me, my friend!

  • Your blog post about the IEP brings back the so many meetings we’ve had with our son Ben. He is set to graduate on Jun 21 – a milestone we never thought possible when we started this journey 20 years ago. I invite to check out my website at http://www.3rdtimelucky.com where u can read excerpts from my book which tells of Ben’s amazing first five years. Also, u can follow Ben’s progress to his day of graduation … Just “like” Third Time Lucky in Facebook … Would love to share more stories with you.

    Take care!

    -Michael George

  • Hi Meg, I am a mom of two twin boys with DS and I love your blog….. Would love from you… We live in Munich, Germany. All the best to you guys Martina

  • Hi Meg, my boys will be 6 years old in September…. 🙂
    Can I find you on facebook as well?? And I read that you work for Genentech, is that right?
    I am a psychologist with a background in industrial psychology and I work a lot for Roche…

    • Yes I am on Facebook! My name on there is Megan Carstens Christofferson. What a small world! Genentech is a fabulous company to work for!!! I can’t wait to see pics of your boys on Facebook!:)

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