The Upside Down Family Podcast: where Kyle and Erin Martin explore how to embrace the adventure of loving someone with Down syndrome. Looking for incredible stories and lessons to help guide the way into a world with Down syndrome? You're in the right place! Learn the little things and confidently love.
Adopting a Baby with Down syndrome and Being on a Mission for Inclusive Kids Books
Ellie Sanazaro is a mom to three, one of which has an extra chromosome, and is the author of the new book Image Bearer! In today's episode Ellie shares about the adoption process when adopting a child with Down syndrome. Through all of the pitfalls and uncertainties, Ellie knew God would bring them through, and he truly blessed their Upside Down family with their son, Finn!
Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Season one of The Upside Down Family Podcast is coming to a close on Thursday! In today's episode we share how we celebrated World Down syndrome Day this year, and share one big take away from season one. Thank you for being part of the Upside Down Family!
Art of the Heart: Building Bonds and Making Music
With his life already feeling chaotic, Jesse learned that his new baby girl not only has Down syndrome, but would also need a heart surgery. It was a tailspin, and he found himself struggling to connect with his daughter. But as he cared for her, he determined he would fight for her.
This resolve led to Jesse writing and recording an album about this journey, and how he and his daughter built bridges. Listen in to my conversation with Jesse Norell!
The Value of Your Story
Phil Martin (Kyle's Dad) speaks and writes about life and business principles, and to celebrate his new book "Take the Stage: 64 Essential Leadership Lessons Learned from Theatre" I interview him on some (not all 64) of those principles. He dives into the importance of your story, going beyond communicating to truly connecting, to inviting the audience into the story, and finally defining success. Enjoy the conversation!
Passing a Non Discrimination Law, and How to Pray about a Diagnosis
People with disabilities were often denied access to transplant lists... Until superheroes like Rachel Anderson came along! Calebs law is helping people with differing abilities have equal rights to organ transplant lists, and its amazing work. Rachel shares this and more in todays episode!
Grandma's Advice for Heart Surgery
Not many people are invited into the inner circle when a baby has heart surgery. Parents anxiously wait for updates and then news that their little one was moved to a room for recovery. But Grandma Carol was there with us, mom and dad, as we waited for and prayed over Evie as she underwent open heart surgery. Her advice is poignant and her story is beautiful, listen in and enjoy!
Fun and Informative
The positivity of this family is infectious! You’ll definitely leave the podcasts with a little more knowledge and an encouraging word. I appreciate the family opening up and sharing their trials and achievements with us. They are absolute treasures, especially for the DS community.
Kyle and Erin are sensational!
This family is inspiring, kind, hilarious, and extremely informative. They’re here to tell you that you don’t need to know everything, or say everything perfectly. It’s an adventure! They are genuine, well-spoken, incredibly sweet, and an absolute joy to listen to and learn with.
Insightful, informative, and heartwarming
This show is such a gift for anybody, especially for those who love someone with Down Syndrome. Kyle and Erin are vulnerable and honest, and always ready to find humor and joy. Erin has such a way of connecting with the guests in the conversations, offering a really meaningful look into the life of those who love someone with Down Syndrome. Sometimes fun and funny, other times frustrating or difficult, all incredibly helpful and eye opening.