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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Dec 9, 2020

(This episode was developed in partnership with Aflac. I was compensated for this episode, but all opinions are entirely my own. #ad)

In this episode, Katie Taylor, Certified Child Life Specialist talks about the importance of a community for caregivers. She interviews Nichole who shares what her son's experience with...

Dec 4, 2020

In another version of "Katie and Jamie's Top 5" these two friends and child life specialists try to lighten the mood by talking about our favorite things of 2020. We can all admit the year was...meh... so why not chat about some of the good parts.

Jamie and Katie talk about fun things like their favorite lounge wear,...

Nov 11, 2020

In this episode, Annie, Certified Child Life Specialist, talks to Eilieen. She is the amazing mom of a determined, fun loving, 4-year-old hero named Brady. Brady was diagnosed with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB).

While he inspires all who meets him, his favorite thing is just being a typical boy and...

Nov 4, 2020

Katie talks to two Certified Child Life Specialists and military spouses, Savannah Self and Lisa McWhorter about ways to support military families.

From long waits in military hospitals to helping children navigate the deployment of parents, child life specialists have an important role in helping families cope.

A lack...

Oct 14, 2020

Meg, is mom to four children one of whom is living with syndromic craniosynostosis. Her daughter, Avery, who is now six-years-old is proof that children are resilient and capable of so much.

She discusses the exhaustion that comes from being the caregiver for a child who requires around the clock care. Meg...