“CleftCast” … When It’s Tough To Be Thankful …

Hi there friends and Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

This week’s “CleftCast” #podcast is about getting through Thanksgiving when it feels tough to be thankful for anything. There have been times in my life, and I’m sure in yours, too, where giving thanks or being or feeling thankful for anything was the last thing on your mind.

I can relate.

And it can be around being a parent with a child or young adult dealing with cleft and craniofacial anomaly issues … or it can be other things, too. Yes, it can be tough to be thankful … yet I’d simply suggest that you and I are not alone in these times.

Download “CleftCast” at iTunes and Blog Talk Radio. The link to this podciast is below.


Every minute counts … and you are loved.

Blessings and peace,



“CleftCast” … There Is No Need To Keep Us Hidden …

Hi friends!

This week’s “CleftCast” #podcast focuses on the concept that some cultures and families decide to keep children born with cleft lip/cleft palate/craniofacial anomalies hidden from their friends and cities.

Why? Maybe out of fear or a lack of understanding. I don’t have any final answer on this … nor is that a blanket statement on how cultures and families treat those of us, too.

Anyway, here’s a link to “CleftCast.” Download it at iTunes and Blog Talk Radio. Thanks!


Every minute counts … and you are loved.



“CleftCast” … It’s Not Over After One Operation …

Hello friends!!

This week’s “CleftCast” #podcast is focusing on the issue that, sometimes, some parents hear from health care providers. Simply meaning that some — not all, OK — will inform parents that when their child is born with a cleft lip, cleft palate or craniofacial anomaly that “it’s just going to take one operation to fix everything.”

Sadly, this is not always true. There is more that takes place than just one operation … like two, three or four operations, along with countless physician visits, etc.

My hope is that this week’s “CleftCast” can shed some light around this matter.

Download “CleftCast” at iTunes and Blog Talk Radio.


Every minute counts … and you are loved.

Blessings and peace,