My Battle Call | Hearing Loss Journey
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My wish for you, daughter, May you always see the beauty in nature: oceans, trees, and mountains. May you always know your body is a temple, designed perfectly and beautifully....

When did this happen? I swear it was literally yesterday. They were in diapers and cribs and highchairs and nursing and eating rice cereal. I carried a super cute diaper bag, and my shirt was...

Here’s the thing about writing a blog from my heart. I feel like have to share certain things. Even if I am not always proud of them, but because it’s the truth. When my son...

Lately, it seems like I have been challenged to do a lot of hard things. Some by choice and others out of lack thereof. Take getting my son, who has bilateral cochlear implants, through his...

To my teenage son, Here you are. Standing on the doorstep of total teenage-ness. Brace yourself, buddy, they don’t refer to them as the years of angst for nothin’. There will be irrational emotions that...

Raising kids is hard. Add a diagnosis of hearing loss and you might find yourself thinking parenting is not for the faint of heart. My children were born with needs categorized as "special." They look...

I'm awkward. He's does better in small groups with people he trusts. But, that's how he sees himself. I can't hear what they are saying. I don't know if they are talking about me or...

“What grade is your son in?” a mom at the gym asks. “My daughter is in 4th,” I casually replied. I assure the poor woman there’s no need to worry. When this kid was a...

To teach our kids kindness and to be includers: encourage them to seek out the new kid and introduce themselves. Explain how it is awesome to have a circle of friends but excruciating to be...

As You Navigate Middle School, I Have A Few Things I’d Like You To Know: Not everyone will get you. Be patient. You will continue to find your people. Even if you aren’t a natural...

It turned out that there would be more to this Battle Call…affectionately known as The Bean. And she was born perfectly petite. My mom says I shouldn’t be surprised. Like the apple that doesn’t fall...