5 Things I Wish Others Knew About Me As A Caregiver
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by Sara Clime
1d ago
Summary: Sara opens up about the challenges of feeling misunderstood as a mom and caregiver to a son with disabilities. Her top 5 instances when she has felt misunderstood touch on assumptions about strength, the perpetual feeling of needing to do more, finding a balance between identity and the constant impact of the diagnosis, and more. We know you’ll feel seen by listening to Sara’s honesty. So, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to dive into the heartfelt truth in this episode.  Key Moments: [1:54] “You’re so strong!” and “I couldn’t do what you are doing!” [7:02] Believing in God but ..read more
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Making Assumptions
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime
1w ago
As parents of special needs kids, we have felt the weight of being misunderstood. In this episode, Carrie shares her experience with people who have made assumptions about us or our children and how it affects us as parents. She explains three things she wishes people understood about her parenting journey and three ways to handle ourselves when we have been misunderstood. Experiencing this life can be lonely, and this episode will give you some practical ways to manage the complex feelings that come.  Ep.158: February 13, 2024 Key Moments: [0:52} A hospital experience I’ll never forget ..read more
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Navigating Misunderstanding: Breaking Down Walls and Building Connections
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime
2w ago
Do you ever feel like people just don't get it? We've all had those experiences - whether it's strangers at the grocery store or even our closest friends not understanding our journey as special needs parents. Amy shares some practical things you can do to bridge the divide and navigate the challenges of being misunderstood. We don’t want to stay isolated because of other people’s lack of awareness. Amy encourages us to continue the quest for connection. Key Moments: [2:25] Comparing a difficult child to a dog? [4:39] Shifting our perspective [6:00] Let’s calm down, being a nonanxious person ..read more
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How God Creates Purpose & Meaning From Our Pain
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime
3w ago
Carrie welcomes her longtime friend, Erika Weise, a mother navigating the complexities of caring for a son with a trach and ventilator. Erika shares her personal insights on acceptance of this new life vs. living in denial, finding meaning in adversity, and creating a support network for families facing similar challenges. This down-to-earth discussion will inspire you with their stories of friendship and the unwavering belief that, even in the face of adversity, everything will be okay. Ep.156; January 30, 2024 Key Moments: [3:17] Birth stories and diagnosis [15:51] Dealing with doctor's neg ..read more
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When You Doubt God's Presence
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime
1M ago
Do you have times when things are chaotic, and you wonder if God is even there? Looking back on her earlier parenting, Carrie discusses three things she wished she knew and fully understood as a mom to a medically fragile child: giving herself grace as she prioritized different things in life, releasing self-criticism, and living fully in the midst of life's chaos with the overarching theme of seeing God's presence in every circumstance and difficulty. Don't miss this episode. Ep.153; January 9, 2024 Key Moments: [0:40] Somethings you have to experience to learn them [3:50] Balance in life is ..read more
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The Power of Perspective: Amy, Carrie, and Sara Share Their Stories
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime
1M ago
 The Power of Perspective:  Amy, Carrie, and Sara Share Their Stories Summary:  Amy, Carrie and Sara look back at their early years of parenting. They share the stories from the days of early diagnosis and what they thought back then…noting with humor how ridiculous it seemed back then. But looking at the early days has helped them appreciate how far they’ve come, giving them perspective. They discuss the concept of advocating for their child, the desire for control (even though they didn’t have it!) and the worry that they carried. They have found that this life really does hol ..read more
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Parenting and Caregiving Are Not The Same
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by Sara Clime
1M ago
Summary: There are real differences between parenting and caregiving. Sara shares about the dichotomies of the responsibilities that we have and how those play out in our daily lives when considering traveling, hiring a babysitter and even just going to the grocery store. Noticing the differences in the roles allows us to give ourselves grace for this road we are on.  Key Moments: [1:34] Parent diaper bag vs Caregiver care bag for a lifetime [2:19] Parent babysitting vs Caregiver child care accommodations [4:45] Parent to the grocery vs Caregiver grocery experience [5:43] Parent vs Careg ..read more
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Ep.153: When You Doubt God's Presence
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime
1M ago
Do you have times when things are chaotic, and you wonder if God is even there? Looking back on her earlier parenting, Carrie discusses three things she wished she knew and fully understood as a mom to a medically fragile child: giving herself grace as she prioritized different things in life, releasing self-criticism, and living fully in the midst of life's chaos with the overarching theme of seeing God's presence in every circumstance and difficulty. Don't miss this episode. Ep.153; January 9, 2024 Key Moments: [0:40] Somethings you have to experience to learn them [3:50] Balance in life is ..read more
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What I Wish I Had Known: Four Lessons in Parenting
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime
1M ago
 Episode 152: January 2,2024 Summary: Amy shares her top four things she wishes she could have done differently through her 31-year journey as a mom, particularly to her kids with invisible disabilities. Things like managing emergencies, acknowledging responsibility boundaries, and understanding the limitations of love are topics she touches on in this episode. Join the conversation and discover that you are a great mom as you walk your special needs journey! Key Moments: [2:45] Not everything is an emergency [4:45] Hurry is an inner condition that is fear based [7:50] Being present ..read more
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Intangible Gifts with Sara Clime (Replay)
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by Amy J Brown, Carrie Holt and Sara Clime, Special Needs Moms
2M ago
We often think of the three gifts the Wise Men gave to Jesus, but what about the intangible gifts of time, worship, and many others? Sara encourages us to consider the intangible gifts given to the Savior, and how we can offer these same ones to God and one another. This is a replay of Episode 66, which was originally aired on December 21, 2021. The original recording and transcript are available on our website HERE.  Key Moments: [0:59] Matthew 2:1-12 [3:19]  The intangible gifts from the wise men [5:17} What we can learn from the wise men Resources: Scripture mentioned: Matthew 2 ..read more
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