Connect

Connect

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13 thoughts on “Connect

  • February 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm
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    I have a question regarding your crab appetizers. can the 5oz cheese spread be cheese whiz? Or are you talking about those lil Kraft jars that are more expensive. Have you used cheese whiz before? Thanks!

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    • February 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm
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      I have not used the cheese whiz. It is the little Kraft jars (Aldi also has their brand for less, which is what I try to get.)

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  • February 16, 2016 at 7:33 am
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    i would like to suggest the below items – they might help with Brenna’s skin condition…………

    mcarthurnaturalproducts / Dermasilk /Joe Landolina came up with Veti-gel – It heals wounds instantly (products that might help)

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  • March 24, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    Hi Courtney,

    I’m glad to see that your daughter has such a loving advocate! Her pictures remind me of a young lady named Hunter who has Harlequin’s. She and my oldest son hit it off the first day of kindergarten. When we would go out for walks, she would stop and explain her diagnosis to others, even at 5 years old. I hope that your daughter and family will be blessed with the same confidence.

    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  • May 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm
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    Hi.

    I am wondering how I can send you my picture book that promotes inclusion and friendships for children attending a structured early intervention playgroup. I am interested in knowing if you would review it.

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  • September 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm
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    What a beautiful story. Iam ordering your book. i have a child that is different as well. he has recently realized there is a big world around him.I have found help with a cellular supplement.Are you open to alternative treatments for Brenna. I can send you info on a product that actually is native to your body and works to bring it into balance. Please let me know. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful story.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 5:23 am
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    Hello . I live in Turkey. I read your life story. I am a mother. Your sacrifice is great. She is very beautiful and very beautiful smile. The smile on your face is missing.She will be a beautiful woman with joyful self-confidence. This is thanks to you and your family. You are a wonderful mother. You should be proud of yourself.

    Stay with love
    Işıl Çelik

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  • April 19, 2017 at 6:41 am
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    I loved your article about what you wish parents would do when their children asked about your daughter. I think it’d be cool if you kept printed copies of that article to pass out when that happens. It’s a way to help other parents have that understanding and also spreads the word about your blog. Maybe you could write up a more general version other parents could print yup hand out when someone says something similar about their own children. Just a thought!

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  • July 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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    Courtney, I have been reading your book for past three days (almost finished) and you have given me so many good tips on how to parent my children in better ways. My best friend had a daughter who was missing a brain (only had one brain stem) and my daughter absolutely loved and adored her. Even to this day when my daughter sees another baby with unusual skin or looks she does not acknowledge the difference. She thinks that it’s cute.
    Even though my daughter doesn’t have the same skin disease as yours, reading your book was such a positive and amazing experience to me. I thank you for sharing your story, your pain your joy your accomplishments. You are my Great example of what a good, dedicated mother should be and act like. Thank you again for taking your time and sharing your struggles with us. Only to open our eyes to a “Different Beatiful”

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    • December 18, 2017 at 6:18 am
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      I know Dasha..and I know for a fact that this book left a huge impression on her. Shes brought up this book..the author and quotes from the book on multiple occasions. It really did touch her! And shes right..Your an amazing mother and Dasha is too! I hope everything has gotten easier for you and yours.

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:03 am
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    i just read your story for the first time.i love what you do as a reaction to your lovely daughter birth.
    im from israel. and i have also a daughter 16 years old with the same condition.

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  • January 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm
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    Hello family!

    What wonderful family you are and what wonderful daughter, so beautiful with his beautiful smile.
    I live in Sweden in a small town called Katrineholm. I’m not very good at English and have used Google translation. I lost my daughter in 1991 in leukemia, then she was eight years old. I know what difficulties you are going through, hope and despair. My advice to you is to not give up and live in the present. I was touched by article I read on facebook and I wish you all happiness and love. fight for it’s worth it. Hugs from Sweden. Monica Carmdal.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 11:14 pm
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    Hi,
    I am a 12 year old girl with a thought to make a change, a change on the world, and a change on your AMAZING daughters life. When Brenna grows olde, she’s going to face challenges do to her Harlequin and it sucks I get it. But she’s Beautiful, everybody else thinks being beautiful is being Sexy or just has No Flaws. My definition is your daughter, Brenna, She is so beautiful it makes meant to cry, not because I’m sorry, its because she is the most beautiful baby girl I’ve ever seen. I have a 8 month old Brother Named Caleb, he is not going to have to go thru to same challenges but I will always make him remember there are always other people who suffer worse. But back to your daughter Brenna, My prayers are with her and your family. I may just 12, but thats just a number. I have such passion to changing this planet and I want to meet you and Brenna one day, honestly it would be a dream come true, to meet such an angel as your daughter. I hope this reply stands out because I want to make a difference, make a dent in this world, change the systems, change the way people think. Have a nice day and never let Brenna down, I’ve gone thru so much more than other kids I get what she feels. My dads in jail for nothing, I feel ugly, when everybody says I’m beautiful. I have a Dream to meet your Daughter and I hope it comes true.

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