As a mom, you want what’s best for your child. But imagine seeing your child suffer from hearing loss, with no cure in sight and unable to comfort them. For many moms this is a real life struggle. In fact, in the US, three out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. My own father battled with hearing loss most of his adult life. He started going deaf in his early twenties until it progressed to almost 90% hearing loss in one ear and 95% in the other … [Read more...]
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IF... One of the most innovative games around! Right now, I'm so excited! I haven't been this excited about a video game much less one for the iPad well, in forever?! This new, innovative, subscription-based iPad adventure game is geared toward children ages six (6) to 12. It's from the founder of Electronic Arts (EA) and THE creative force behind EA Sports: Trip Hawkins (he was also one of the early executives at Apple/led Digital Chocolate to a massive amount of mobile downloads; he's also … [Read more...]
This time last year I was on night 1 of at least 4 or 5 nights of absolutely no sleep. This time tomorrow I was desperately trying to look into my 5 week old baby girl's eyes still hoping for a miraculous miracle. This time the following day I was handing my tiny baby to a surgeon and literally collapsing and choking in fear... This time the day after I was learning to put in and care for a minuscule contact and instructed to patch my daughter's "good eye" half her waking hours - Awesome to … [Read more...]
My Sweet Pip, I've been reflecting the last few weeks about all that has happened in 365 days and trust me, you will hear about it your entire life...Your first year here baby girl, was one hell of a ride...And you have the scars to show for it - Literally... At least once a day, I run my finger over the scar that saved your life and fixed your heart...You endured so much, too much & because of it I know you can & will get through anything...I promise I … [Read more...]
Lately, I have needed a kick in the you know what to be inspired to get my daily posts up. Some days the creative juices aren't flowing and it can be tough to be inspired every day to write something that you think your readers will find inspiring, useful, or interesting. That is why when I read about the BlogHer NaBloPoMo November Challenge, I thought this just might be the thing to get me back on track and start blogging/posting with fresh eyes. Basically, the challenge … [Read more...]