When I think back to the moment when we learned our oldest daughter, Grace, was deaf,I realize that there are two things that would have helped make the experience easier:

Immediate contact with at least one other mom who had been down the same road, and access to honest first-hand writing from a parents’ perspective on raising a deaf child. With those two missing pieces in mind, I founded the Family to Family network in Washington, DC, an initiative that matches families of just-identified deaf and hard-of-hearing children with experienced families who can provide comfort and support. And, I started writing. Writing a book, The Deaf Girl Who Could Hear, writing articles, and writing posts for Babble Onwords.

My biggest wish for this blog is to engage with my audience, so comment often and loudly, dear readers.