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Author, Military Bride, & Hearing Loss Advocate

I never underestimate the power of sharing our stories. You’ll get that here through blog posts, a book, children’s book, parent resources, and more.

NOW HEAR THIS

Harper Soars with her Magic Ears!

Available in Hard Cover, Paper Back, and ePub!

Harper, a tenacious tween, has a witty way of storytelling that resonates with young readers. Beautifully illustrated, this #1 New Release children’s book also offers inspiration, encouragement, and hope to anyone who has a to navigate hearing loss or any other challenge.

I am happy to share my latest book with you:

Through the Fog

“Navigating life’s challenges while raising kids with hearing loss”

When my first child was identified with a hearing loss, I traveled through stages of grief and arrived at a place of acceptance. And no one should have to walk this path alone. A collection of personal heartfelt stories from my blog, My Battle Call, this book is for anyone moving through grief or difficult times hoping to find a path forward. Even when the future seems unsure, this collection of stories provides a dose of hope and encouragement.

No matter how thick the fog is during life’s messy middle, the light will shine through if you just hang on long enough and give yourself grace.

“I’m so happy to have read this book. As a mama of a child with hearing loss, this book spoke volumes. I am getting through the fog with a glimpse of the rainbow shining through. I couldn’t put this down. I cried, I laughed, and most importantly,  I felt a sense of comfort knowing I wasn’t alone!” ~Shawn

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Latest blog posts

A few things I want to share with my kids as they become teenagers: Find strength in your gifts and humility in your weaknesses. Choose being courageous over being perfect. Admit your mistakes. Take r...

My dad died of cancer a little more than five months after this photo was taken.  I traveled home from school to spend Easter Sunday with him, my mom was working in the hospital in......

I asked a group of readers who are deaf or hard of hearing what it feels like when someone says NEVERMIND. Many of the feelings were universal, things those with natural hearing take for granted......

When he’s 16: There are irrational emotions arise in his heart and plummet into his gut without warning. There is acne and body odor and other physiological weirdness, with whiskers and mustaches, l...

This is my daughter, Harper. She is twelve and was born with severe hearing loss. That means she could not hear anything other than doors slamming, drums, thunder, or a freight train....

Those who are part of the deaf and hard of hearing community are facing unique challenges during this global pandemic. Kimberly Fugate, a toddler support teacher at the Center for Children in Lexingto...

Dear Daughter, As you prepare to become a teenager, here are a few things I wish for you: May you always find the beauty in nature: oceans, trees, mountains. May you always know your body is a temple,...

“I call the backseat!” Pushing my way through the open car door, leaping over the middle seat, I threw myself into the rear-facing third row of our baby blue 1971 station wagon. With less than a s...

When my baby was diagnosed with hearing loss, I did not want to hear the word FINE. Because, here’s the thing. In those early days—it was NOT fine. None of it. I was scared. I was sad. I was overw...

As the school year comes to an end, I’d like to give a big SHOUT OUT to all the kids who had an IEP and made it through the year! Here’s the thing. There probably will not be an award ceremony for...

Dear every person whose path I just came across, I am not calling you out or judging you. I swear I’m not. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. I have been...you. I share this because of the cumulat...

When someone gives you a compliment, accept it. Rather than letting it go in one ear and out the other—allow it to marinate. Everyone gets gas. Most people occasionally snore, too. Don’t sweat it....

My husband and I had a day date. Not the sexy kind of afternoon rendezvous where your order a glass of chardonnay and feel swanky and cool. This was the grown-up kind of date—involving words like ca...

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"Through the Fog: navigating life's challenges while raising kids with hearing loss"

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