A Normal Life with EA

A Normal Life with EA

A normal life with EA is possible according to Logan Ebert’s firsthand account of how his long gap, pure esophageal atresia (EA) was repaired. I’m delighted to welcome Logan as today’s guest blogger, EA/TEF survivor, and thriving 23-year-old young...
EA/TEF Awareness Month, 2020

EA/TEF Awareness Month, 2020

EA/TEF Awareness Month has been my favorite way to usher in January for a decade, and 2020 is no exception. As in past years, Different Dream will feature posts from parents raising children born with some variation of the condition. This year, for the first time, at...
Special Needs Gift Exchange: A Unique Perspective

Special Needs Gift Exchange: A Unique Perspective

Special needs gift exchange has meant something unusual to Lillian Flake since her daughter Catherine was born. In her guest post, Lillian describes the beauty and joy Catherine brings to the season and to her family. One of the delights of the Christmas season is the...
My First Christmas Away from Home

My First Christmas Away from Home

Our first Christmas away from home was also my first one as a parent. My husband and I lived in a small, remote town. Our town was surrounded by ranches. Cattle and sheep outnumbered people by the thousands. Taking our sick and struggling baby to the doctor required a...
Checking Your Caregiving Christmas Lists…Twice!

Checking Your Caregiving Christmas Lists…Twice!

Checking your caregiving Christmas lists is one thing you can do to ease stress and manage expectations as the holiday draws closer. Guest blogger Kathy Guzzo suggests checking your caregiving Christmas lists in at least three ways. December is filled with gathering...