Four Words All Moms Need to Hear Today

Today is my 14th Mother’s Day as a mom and 41st as a daughter. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the role mom has played in my life. Yet it is difficult to select a Mother’s Day card. Every pre-printed message exudes a sentiment that may not sincerely reflect how I feel about this day. … Continue reading

What I Found In My 20-Year-Old Time Capsule

On April 19, 1995, I piled into the back of an old Chevy along with four other small-town newspaper reporters and made the 45-minute drive into Oklahoma City. It was dark when we arrived at the city’s downtown. The first thing I noticed was the enormous gaping hole of a federal building illuminated by floodlights. … Continue reading

Lipreading Mom Loves Your Ears

With 2014 coming to an end and a new year ahead, Lipreading Mom wants to take a moment to celebrate your ears. It is too easy to hide our hearing aids, BAHAs (bone-anchored hearing aids) or cochlear implants behind hair. I did that for two years. But something encouraged me in 2014 to show off … Continue reading

The Three ‘C’s of Being a Working Mom

Blog friends, it has been several weeks since I last posted—and with good reason. Need a hint? It begins with a ‘J’ and ends with a ‘B.’ My J-O-B keeps me busier than I have been in 12 years. For the past decade, I paused my work life to become a stay-at-home mom. While that … Continue reading

Lipreading Mom Is Going Back to School!

Friends – Many of you have supported the Lipreading Mom blog since the beginning in 2011. Some of you have more recently come along for the ride. For all of you, I am grateful. Therefore, I wanted you to be the first to learn that I will be returning back to school very soon. I will be … Continue reading

Show Me Your Ears Turns Two: Enter to Win My Books!

In honor of Show Me Your Ears celebrating its second anniversary this month, Lipreading Mom wants to reward you for supporting this hearing loss awareness campaign. From now until September 19, here is how you can win one of my e-books: 1) Post your ear photo on Twitter (use hashtag #ShowMeYourEars). -OR- 2) Comment below … Continue reading

When You Call Me a Hurtful Nickname

This week, a child who I don’t know very well called me a hurtful name, ‘Deaf F—–‘ (Rhymes with Maggot).’ Instead of staying upset at him (he later apologized), I wrote “The Power of a Name.” You are welcome to share this with anyone you think it may help. THE POWER OF A NAME Before … Continue reading