Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kid friendly cleaning products

So you may already know that Caitlyn loves to do dishes and scrub the
sink. It is hard to find little gloves for her to wear and I am
worried about the chemicals from dish soap on her skin.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Enter the Big Team Giveaway!

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Cabbage Patch Party @ Golden Inn, Avalon pt 2

So part 1 that I posted over at The Dinhs was mainly about the trip. This post is just a brief continuation to let you all know how thrilled I was that @Elizabeth_N the Party Planning Professor had asked about my daughters hearing loss and if she required any special accommodations. Thankfully, my little girl does extremely well with her hearing aids!

The main advice I can give to people is PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS... parents of hearing impaired kids are more than happy to talk to you about hearing loss and the equipment that the kids use. When talking with the child it is best to get to their level, look at them while talking and try to eliminate as much background noise as possible. Shouting will not help... it will only scare the kid and make you look stupid. Believe it or not Caitlyn will let you know if she didn't hear you. It was her words "what you said?" that gave me the idea for this blog.

While we were at Golden Inn the kids had a great time and some of the patrons asked about the kids hearing aids. Did I forget to mention that the hotel was also hosting a Sinatra weekend and had quite a few hearing aids users at the opposite end of the spectrum? So all the kids that were there for the Cabbage Patch Party were a hit. It is amazing seeing the different generations get along so well.

It was an amazing time! Thanks again!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

2 kids, 4 hearing aids and living life

So... almost 4 years ago I found out that my daughter had mild/moderate bilateral sensorineural hearingloss. We found out shortly after she was born Dec 20th, 2005. It was a complete shock and quite honestly we had no idea what to expect. We have taken everything one day at a time to our pleasant surprise she is a great joy to be around.

Like I mentioned in the title, there are 2 kids in our little family with the same hearingloss... yup, 3.5 years later my sweet Conor came into this world with the exact same loss. At least this time we were prepared. It only makes him that much more special.

With the hearing aids I get questions all the time about the kids.

What can they hear?
Are they completely deaf?
Will it ever get better?
What's that in their ears?

Those are the most common questions plus a whole lot of people stare. I would rather have people ask about them because the more they ask the more I can educate!

I wanted to start this blog so people can understand that they are typical little kids that like the same things as their peers.