Friday, June 22, 2018

The Grit and Grace of Caregiving

My friend and fellow caregiver, Jason Lehmbeck, and I have launched our passion project, a podcast about and for caregivers of children and young adults with special healthcare needs and disabilities. It's called WhoTF Lives Like This?! and is available anywhere you listen to podcasts. We've been working on this for more than six months, and I am just so excited to tell you about it. We'll be interviewing the most amazing people who do the most amazing things with their lives -- both publicly and privately. We'll be talking to men and women who care for their children with special healthcare needs and disabilities, to siblings and to those who support us -- the doctors, educators, therapists, etc. working to help and make our lives and the lives of our children better.

I hope you'll subscribe to the podcast, check in regularly at the website to learn about the guests, interact with us on our Facebook page and in the comment section or otherwise get in touch with your suggestions and ideas. If you'd like to be a guest, you know where to find me!

You can listen to the teaser which gives you a good idea of what we'll be doing on the podcast, and we've also launched the first episode where Jason and I interview one another in much the same format that we will be using going forward.

Please help us to share this resource with all those who might be interested. This is a podcast for everyone. While the podcast pays particular attention to the lives of caregivers, their grit and grace is relevant to all human beings, and just like we have found, our work with and love for these most vulnerable of our fellow humans will expand your own heart and view of the world.

You can access the podcast at our website HERE.

Please subscribe! Leave a review, too! Thank you!


  1. I subscribed last night. So, so awesome. Which is what I would expect from you.

  2. This is fantastic! Heading over to subscribe right now. You are together creating massive awareness in our world. Thank you!

  3. Wow! Thank you. I've subscribed.

  4. Congratulations! So happy and excited for you. Subscribing and can't wait to get a quiet moment to listen.

  5. Subscribed! And listened. So moved by you and Jason and your families.

  6. I listened yesterday. I'm so excited for this, Thank you!

  7. Finished listening just now. Hearing your voice adds to the already powerful experience of reading your writing and seeing your photographs. Most moving for me in this podcast was when you spoke of being part of a world-wide community conversation between caregivers and of being inspired by Jean Vanier.

  8. Wonderful. Just a note that Vanier is pronounced Vanyay not Vanyer.

    1. Pardon my French! I majored in college, but I haven’t spoken it since the last century! 🙄🤣

  9. I listened and loved it! Can't stop thinking of Jason finding it helpful that his wife told him, "This is our life, accept it," or whatever she said. So many marriages suffer when acceptance doesn't come at the same time, or the same way.



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