Unhappy New Year

Unhappy New Year

Unhappy New Year   Guest blogger Kimberly Drew brings perspective and help for weary caregivers.  This new year is not ringing in so well for me. I would tell you about everything that has made this an unhappy new year thus far, but it would use up my whole...
EA/TEF Awareness Day 2022 is Here!

EA/TEF Awareness Day 2022 is Here!

EA/TEF Awareness Day 2022 is Here! EA/TEF Awareness Day 2022 has arrived. Usually Different Dream devotes all of January to EA/TEF Awareness Month. For over ten years, I have issued invitations on Facebook for parents and survivors to share their stories. In the past,...
When the Unexpected Becomes the Norm for the Caregiver

When the Unexpected Becomes the Norm for the Caregiver

When the Unexpected Becomes the Norm for the Caregiver When the unexpected becomes the norm for the caregiver, as was the case for many in 2021, it knocks us off balance. At least, that’s what one unexpected hit after hit did to me over the past year.  I didn’t...
The Holiday Season Can Be Hard for Caregiving Families

The Holiday Season Can Be Hard for Caregiving Families

The Holiday Season Can Be Hard for Caregiving Families The holiday season can be hard for caregiving families. I spent Halloween, New Year’s Eve, and my birthday the hospital with our infant son. Because of his precarious health when he was young, several times we...
Communication Is a Gift

Communication Is a Gift

Communication Is a Gift Communication is a gift for a child who is non-verbal or has delayed speech. Our youngest daughter, Ellie, recently started using a communication device at school. We felt a sense of dread as the words “communication board” and “iPad” came...