Can you believe it? I started a podcast! AAAHHH
This is THE most exciting, scary, terrifying, daring leap I’ve ever taken but I’m so flipping excited.
I’ve been planning, thinking, dreaming and talking about doing this for six months now and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
What’s a podcast you ask?
According to TechTerms.com
The name “podcast” combines the terms iPod and broadcast into a single catchy word. As the name suggests, podcasts are audio and video broadcasts that can be played on an iPod. However, because podcasts are downloaded using Apple iTunes and can be played directly within the program, you don’t actually need an iPod to listen to a podcast.
Podcasts are often distributed in “episodes,” meaning new podcasts are made available on a regular basis. Users can subscribe to these podcasts via podcast listening apps on their smartphone or computer, as they become available.
But why a podcast?
I’ve been listening to podcasts for a couple of years now, and they have changed my life. I love this medium because you get to hear about topics you love from real people. But the problem from all the podcasts I’ve listened to is that there aren’t many about raising children with autism and epilepsy. So I had an excellent and probably dumb idea to start one myself.
When I was starting the journey with Remy, I realized that the experts in the fields of autism and epilepsy didn’t actually live it. So expertise from experts is just a small sliver of the pie. The real gold has come from the other parents with kids just like Remy.
I’ve learned and absorbed so much from other parents (who now I call my family), so I feel called to give back to the next group of mothers, just as those before me have done for me. I may not know everything about parenting a child with complex needs, but maybe just maybe, my journey can help you not feel so alone.
The BEST Things About Special Needs Parents
The one thing I love about this parenting special needs journey is all the amazing moms I have met. I get to serve you, and there’s no greater joy than that. Heres why I love you so much.
You have compassion and empathy for all suffering. When you watch your own child struggle and suffer, you tend to have more profound sympathy for all human suffering. It scoops the shallow out of people. That’s where the real authentic souls can shine the brightest, and I LOVE that.
You’re less judgmental than most others. I think that when you have a child that is considered “unfortunate” all you want is for them to be recognized as the amazing children that they are instead of a sad label. Before having a child with a disability, you’re more likely to judge people based on very little information. For instance, what did you think about parents leashing their kids BEFORE you had your own? And what do you think about them now? I bet your view has changed. I know mine has. Now I would get a leash to keep my daughter safe from running into danger and could care less about what others think about that.
Another thing that I love is when someone gives us an opportunity to take a break or go have fun with their girlfriends for a night, we’re not afraid to let loose and have a good time. I think there’s a sense of living in the moment and appreciating what you have so we aren’t afraid to just let go and have a good time. Or maybe because that happens so far and in between. But if someone ever asks you what you want for Christmas or your birthday, ask for a babysitter so you can have a night out of the house.
Your strong, fearless mama bears. Like stronger than any other human being. And if someone crosses you, they better sleep with one eye open. Don’t let all that compassion, empathy and non-judgment fool you. You mess with a special needs mama, you better watch out. We will go (and have gone) to the ends of the earth to protect our little cubs. If you feel like messing with those cubs, you might get your head knocked off. 😉
So I guess what I’m saying is, I LOVE you and I love being part of this community. Having the opportunity to serve you just makes everything that much better.
But to get back to my point.
I’m excited and thrilled to start this new adventure with you.
New episodes will come out each week and if there are any topics you want to hear about, let me know. Also, let me know if you have any questions, I just might answer on a podcast.
Thank you for stopping by and joining me on this very exciting new venture.
Listen, subscribe and tell me what you think and I will talk to you in your earbuds, you Ear Buds! 😉