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I remember a time I was at the park when my kids were little with a group of moms and kids.

Dear Teachers, I will be a new student in your class. I am a hard working, enthusiastic learner. I also have hearing loss. I have done well throughout school with support in place due to accommodations and...

I’ll never forget the time my child came home from elementary school confused and upset after being reprimanded on the playground.

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 responsibility, apologize, try not...

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 or don’t realize.

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 Lexington KY, is...

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...

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...

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...

Truth talk. Despite all the amazing videos we see across social media and the news...

“Mom, tell me what it was like when I was born.” You were due on Thanksgiving day. Only, you made us wait till the following Monday before you decided to enter the world. At least...

It was a new neighborhood, a new school, and I had the new kids. We nervously arrived on the first day of school, immediately passing a group of chattering moms taking photos of their kids...