WHEN

AUTUMN

COMES

The Podcast.

We are two moms who like to talk. We call ourselves the 4am Mom Club because more nights than not, our kids are awake at 4am.  We both have very medical, complicated, rare, beautiful children. We have never met each other in real life. So it is only fitting we host a show together.

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When Autumn Comes is a place for medical and special needs mamas, and those who love them, who are facing a life they never expected.   Each week we share hope-filled stories of special needs families, all shapes, colors, sizes and abilities, all in different phases of their special needs or medical journey. Each conversation allows us to share beautiful, heart wrenching stories and experiences from one mama to another.  Together we are navigating through the complexities of the lives we never expected to be living.   

Moms like you, like us!

“I got to listen to your pilot episode and I’m already in love with this podcast. Susan and Diane have great chemistry! I can’t wait for more!” 

We want to hear your story.

When Autumn Comes is built by mamas for mamas. Our stories unite us. And we want to share yours.

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We have some really, really cool things coming. Soon. But we have been a little busy learning how to use our microphones so hang tight… this is coming soon!

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our latest episodes!

We are new to the podcast world but we are excited and beyond hopeful that that the When Autumn Comes Podcast will help us connect with other mamas and families around the world who are living similar stories as ours. These are our latest episodes. We hope you enjoy. 

Episode 34: Catherine Cohen, M.S. CCC-SLP  |  More Than Words

Episode 34: Catherine Cohen, M.S. CCC-SLP | More Than Words

Today we are chatting with Catherine, a pediatric speech-language pathologist.  She is one of the most loving and passionate people you will ever chat with and as two moms we are thrilled to hear her perspective from the other side of the therapy sessions.   Topics we...

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Episode 33: Georgette | Warrior Mama

Episode 33: Georgette | Warrior Mama

September is NICU Awareness Month so this month we wanted to showcase a journey that involved the NICU.  Today Georgette talks about her son’s grand entrance, their NICU experience and how her faith carried her through it.  She opens up about when she was vulnerable...

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Episode 32:  Leah | Stories

Episode 32: Leah | Stories

Meet Leah: She is articulate, creative, passionate and relatable to so many of us.  Today we share a candid, engaging  conversation between three moms. Leah has faced the ups and downs as a mom of three and she openly talks about it with us today.  Leah’s daughter,...

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Episode 31:  Susan | Normalizing Grief

Episode 31: Susan | Normalizing Grief

Grief journeys are different for everyone. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, grieving the news of a diagnosis, grieving a life path you didn’t expect, or watching someone you love experience grief… this episode is for you. Today’s guest Anne is a...

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Episode 30: Hope | Still Here

Episode 30: Hope | Still Here

After some time off, we are back!  Suz and Di are dusting off their microphones and are so excited to get back to work on the When Autumn Comes podcast.  Today we share the changes that you will be seeing for WAC and then we chat about hope. Because what is hope when...

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Episode 29: Lessons from Lorelei

Episode 29: Lessons from Lorelei

Far from a traditional When Autumn Comes episode, but today, Susan shares the eulogy she wrote and read at Lorelei’s Celebration of Life on 7.20.21. Lorelei taught the world so many things, but here are just 15 Lessons she taught her mama.  You can listen to this...

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Episode 28: Fridays With Lorelei

Episode 28: Fridays With Lorelei

Thank you for your understanding as we have taken a break from WAC.  As most of you know, Susan’s daughter Lorelei earned her angel wings last week.  Today, in a raw and unedited conversation, Susan is opening up her heart and talking about Lorelei’s passing.  We will...

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Michelle | Inclusion

Michelle | Inclusion

Michelle’s daughter attended EEU as a neurotypical student, so it was a no-brainer that her son Kellen would also be a student there.  To the surprise of the family, Kellen was at the right place because, while already in an inclusive environment, they found out that...

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Episode 26: Lane | Unfortunately Fortunate

Episode 26: Lane | Unfortunately Fortunate

In honor of Father’s Day, today we have our first medical, special needs dad on the show! Lane Hagan is the husband to Kathryn and father of Libby (and her two siblings). When she was less than two weeks old, there was medical error in the NICU that harmed Libby,...

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Episode 25: Welcome to Holland

Episode 25: Welcome to Holland

Often, as an entry into special needs parenthood, moms and dads are given a poem by Emily Perl Kingsley titled “Welcome to Holland.” This poem explains to the reader how it feels to arrive in Holland when you were planning a dream vacation to Italy.  Suz and Diane...

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