The Lady Behind the Magic Ears


I am a military bride, who writes about navigating through the fog of raising kids with cochlear implants and other things from the heart.   I have discovered that there is no such thing as “typical” and prefer square pegs.

Unrelated but not irrelevant…

I have a degree in journalism and in second grade wrote my first short story about a walking/talking sponge (Can you say: “I was robbed?” Hello, SPONGEBOB); I’ve been an exercise instructor since my teen years (Flashdance sweatshirts, leg warmers, and vinyl records to prove it); and may have been an extra on the vintage 90’s hit, Beverly Hills 90210 (proof still found on VHS tapes).

I experienced hypothermia in my first marathon at mile 25.5, but went on to kick ass the next six times I toed the line; A lifetime ago, I cut hair on Melrose Avenue; and I am still besties with my two closest pals from elementary school, who encouraged (bullied) me to share my story.

This is my journey.  I hope it provides a sliver of inspiration for anyone who is entering or in the midst of a fog.

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5 thoughts on “The Lady Behind the Magic Ears”

  1. You are truely inspirational. I have just started blogging about our journey, as we have just found out our three month old little beauty is profoundly deaf! Love your straight talking approach! Can’t wait to read more.

    1. Thank you for reading. I hope I can offer some hope. It’s really hard and there will be obstacles… but just be your child’s champion and advocate and set the bar high. It’s become my life’s work and I’m glad you found my blog. Embrace the support others offer. You’ve got this!!!

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