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.