Friday, May 26, 2017

ASHA's BLOGJAM and Audiobook Quote

Pleased to be quoted in the ASHA LEADER for June. I look forward to the LEADER each month as it provides news I can use and showcases tremendous articles. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ebb and Flow - A Mama's Heart

Read my daughter Kara's essay published at Coffee+Crumbs 
- a collaborative blog about motherhood.

I reflect on our distant summer travels, sitting on the beach, gritty and warm. The air is dense with the smell of salt as the indigo waves create a rhythmical pattern. Growth. Decline. Regrowth. Squabbling seagulls dart on the blanket-littered sand as I welcome myself to listen. The ocean's pulsing heart is speaking to me as the water swells and crashes onto shore. Maybe this is how life is. 

Kara is a Chicago suburbanite trying to savor every moment with her husband, highly spirited toddler and Craigslist dog. By day she works in healthcare marketing and by night she loves cooking, and on occasion writing at You can also follow her day-to-day adventures on Instagram.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hearing First - Family Support Community

Dear All,
Over the last year, I have been serving as an ambassador for an online platform for Listening and Spoken Language professionals who work with children with hearing loss and their families called Hearing First.
I am reaching out to families because there is a new platform just for you. I know every one of you has had an amazing journey and could potentially provide support to those who may just be starting out.  This community is designed for families to share resources, tips, successes, failures, fears and to ultimately provide support wherever you feel you can or would want to assist.. 

There is no agenda. There is absolutely no commitment and you wouldn’t have to do anything you didn’t feel comfortable doing. So if you have a little one or years of experience join in the journey.  

Here is the link to sign-up. 
Take a peek when you have some time. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May Listening and Spoken Language Calendar

Click HERE to download the free May printable calendar with daily Listening and Spoken Language suggestions for families from the Moog Center.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Little Listener's Art Show

Honored to be an invited guest at this Little Listener's Art Show tonight.
 She is a Harry Potter expert as evidenced in her monochromatic painting and her adorable outfit with Hedwig, the beloved snowy owl. She talks circles around me with Harry Potter trivia. 

Very proud of her, her family and their commitment to
listening and spoken languageThankful to have been entrusted to guide and coach along this wonderful journey.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Auditory Verbal Graduate - Baseball HS Team

Loved cheering on one of my remarkable Auditory Verbal
 graduates at his HS baseball games tonight. 

Thankful to have had the opportunity to guide his parents
 and for their commitment to listening, spoken language and lifetime success.
So proud of you all!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A MUST READ: Dear New Mom: Motherhood Is Indescribable

I'm the Mama to this blogger!

Our daughter Kara's article was published in ScaryMommy today. Check it out as Kara shares her heart and wisdom. (Please share!)

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