My name is Jessica Hoss, my husband, Jim, and I live in Kearney with our four amazing children. Lydia is 14, Nathan is 12, Christopher is 7, and Bennett is 5. Nathan was born with profound hearing loss and received bi-lateral cochlear implants at 18 months of age. It has been and continues to be the most wonderful journey, helping him to navigate his unique identity as a deaf child who “hears.” I am a homeschooling mom to our two little boys, and in my free time I love going to crafting classes at the library and baking. As a family, we enjoy traveling and have set a goal to visit all of the national parks, at least the ones we can reach by car. I am so excited to work with other families who understand the challenges and rewards of parenting deaf and hard of hearing children.