If you are new to this blog, or just new to podcasts, I thought I’d just take a moment to introduce you to this side of my site.
In October I launched The One in a Million Baby podcast. My plan was to create a resource for new parents who are in those crazy first months of special needs parenting. I wanted to make something that showed a variety of stories and experiences and acknowledged the worst of the worst, while celebrating the best of the best. I wanted something honest and up front. Unflinching in its love and grief.
So far, thanks to the amazing women who have been part of the project, it has been everything I had hoped it would be.
If you haven’t heard the podcast, you can stream it through the blog (the episodes are all loaded on the right hand side of the screen at the top) or you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or Stitcher.
Both these services are free and allow you to download and listen to the podcast, without streaming, through your iPhone or Android or whatever else you listen to music and podcasts on.
If you like what you hear, please leave a review. That helps the show’s ratings and means more families will find it.
I am so proud of this show. I know Eva would be too. It’s the first time in my life where I feel like I am making a difference in the world. And damn, that feels good.
So if you haven’t listened, give it a go. The latest episode features Natalie and her beautiful daughter Chiara. Step into their world for half an hour and hear what it’s like to parent a child with microcephaly, polymicrogyria and cerebral palsy.
These shows aren’t designed to make you feel bad, or feel pity, or feel lucky even. They are designed to show you these people are out there living these lives every day. They aren’t asking for medals or pats on the back. They do this for the love of their families. But their stories deserve to be told, and their struggles and triumps deserve to be heard.