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Kevin Troupe's Discussions

Published my first book!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Troupe Jul 22, 2015. 3 Replies

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My blog is a finalist in the About.com 2013 Readers Choice Awards! Could use your vote!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kalimba Pegues-Yarbrough Apr 16, 2013. 20 Replies

Several of my readers nominated my blog for the Best Special Needs Parenting Blog award. Even though I am low in the voting I am excited about the exposure it is getting. Both for CHARGE Syndrome…Continue

Imagination, Dream, Goal, Plan, Opportunity: Check x 4...Stuck, but thankful right now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Troupe Nov 26, 2012. 2 Replies

I love this quote from 48 Days...“Success is never an accident. It typically starts as imagination, becomes a dream, stimulates a goal, grows a plan of action, which then inevitably meets with…Continue

How I filled my freezer with losers...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Nov 14, 2011. 5 Replies

How is that title for a discussion starter? This really is not a question but more an illustration of how opportunities can just happen, if you are watching for them. I was listenening to one of…Continue

 

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Kevin Troupe replied to Sam Burton's discussion YouTube or Podcast
"Sam, I am following this thread with a keen interest. I am toying with the same idea, but offering reviews and solutions for families like ours who deal with an autistic child. Many kids who deal with autism are an escape from the home risk as well…"
Nov 1
Kevin Troupe commented on Kent Julian's group Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker
"Kent, the two speaking engagements came through my church, one for the Men's Ministry Fall kickoff event and the other was for a monthly luncheon for the Seniors. Both groups were for about 100 people. I know that I was asked as a direct result…"
Oct 5
Kevin Troupe's blog post was featured

The Heart of Sibling of a Special Needs Child

The Heart of Sibling of a Special Needs ChildAs a parent of a special needs or medically complex child do you ever wonder about how their siblings are doing or cope with it? When we were thrust into this arrangement nearly 15 years ago without warning we were quite concerned as Matthew spent his first month of life in the hospital. And, now that Isaac is nearly 4 years old we have been taken to yet another level of focus and care, we have relaxed. Things do work out. Not perfectly, but they do…See More
Oct 4

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Kevin Troupe's blog post The Heart of Sibling of a Special Needs Child
"Wow, Matthew is 15 and Isaac is already FOUR! Kevin, that is just crazy! Wow, reading this was not only heartwarming, but had so many takeaways and lessons that can be gleaned from it. What a beautiful glimpse into what some of the day to day…"
Oct 4
Kevin Troupe commented on Kent Julian's group Speak It Forward - Real SUCCESS and PROFIT as a Speaker
"Kent, In the last month or so I have gone from nothing on the books to two speaking events and a fundraiser I was asked to MC for. I am thankful my schedule was open enough to allow these to happen. I still would like to go to the boot camp. I just…"
Sep 29
Kevin Troupe posted a blog post

The Heart of Sibling of a Special Needs Child

The Heart of Sibling of a Special Needs ChildAs a parent of a special needs or medically complex child do you ever wonder about how their siblings are doing or cope with it? When we were thrust into this arrangement nearly 15 years ago without warning we were quite concerned as Matthew spent his first month of life in the hospital. And, now that Isaac is nearly 4 years old we have been taken to yet another level of focus and care, we have relaxed. Things do work out. Not perfectly, but they do…See More
Sep 29

Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Kevin Troupe's blog post Surviving the "normal" in special needs parenting...
"Love it! Having that accountability of sharing it with someone is powerful and makes the road not so long.  Hey too if you haven't signed up for Dan's affiliate program, it is super simple to do if you are interested and can find the…"
Feb 10
Kevin Troupe commented on Kevin Troupe's blog post Surviving the "normal" in special needs parenting...
"Jen, thanks for the encouragement. Now that Isaac is becoming more stable I am starting to look at some ideas we can apply our experiences to both help other families as well as create some kind of business around. I am halfway through a second…"
Feb 10

Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Kevin Troupe's blog post Surviving the "normal" in special needs parenting...
"Kevin, I imagine your life is not what you pictured it to be when you first started out, however I would imagine too you are soooo much stronger for it. Sending your family love and prayers for continued strength. Way to be a beacon for others who…"
Feb 10
Kevin Troupe posted a blog post

Surviving the "normal" in special needs parenting...

Several conversations between my wife and myself and with other families who are caregivers of medically fragile children/special needs lately have been over the times in our lives that are referred to as "normal". The consensus is that we tend to dread them. It sounds quite opposite of what one would expect doesn't it? I hope to shed some light on this and maybe it will speak to you and your family as well.…See More
Feb 8
Kevin Troupe posted a blog post

A Weekend Oasis...Every Two Years

Where would you go to find kids randomly laying on the floor, suction machines and vents whirring in the distance, chewy tubes in all colors, feeding tubes and pumps, walkers, hearing aids, interpreters and every imaginable kind of wheelchair...a hospital? No, a weekend oasis where all of the above and more is the norm. Welcome to the 12th Bi-Annual International CHARGE Syndrome Conference. 1,200 people consisting of individuals with CHARGE, families, caregivers and professionals spending 4…See More
Aug 18, 2015
Kevin Troupe commented on Ashley Logsdon's blog post Help - I Need Your Feedback!
"Ashley, I have found on my blog www.lessonsfrommatthew.com that by far the best time for me to post is Sunday night. I try to have it posted by 6:00 pm. on Facebook and by a generated email using Mailchimp. This has been my experience over the past…"
Aug 16, 2015
Kevin Troupe replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Published my first book! Free today and tomorrow on Kindle!
"Thanks, Paul and Allan. The free promotion went well. Over 100 books downloaded during that time frame."
Jul 22, 2015
Allan Dubon replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Published my first book! Free today and tomorrow on Kindle!
"Congrats dude!!! You're doing great.  -Allan"
Jul 20, 2015
Ericka Joseph replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Just a quick "High Five" to all of you in this group in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Congratulations Kevin"
Jul 20, 2015
Paul Giganti replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Published my first book! Free today and tomorrow on Kindle!
"Congrats! Have downloaded and added to my reading list."
Jul 20, 2015

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Have read and enjoyed Dan Miller's materials for a few years. He has inpired me to pursue dreams of being independant and enjoying life and work to the fullest.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Full time employed At a large church in Worship Arts and facilitating Special Events. Another 15-20% of my income is generated in a side business.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I have an interest in helping other families who are like ours. We are a homeschooling family of 6 who have a special needs son with a genetic disorder. I have started an inspirational blog and would like to expand that into speaking opportunities as well as compile the blog stories into a published book.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
To be a man of integrety, and a follower of Jesus. When it comes to business, I have spent too many years wondering "what if" and placed many ideas on the shelf. I want to break that cycle and do what God has created me to do. A passion for writing and helping families like our own.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am a "big ideas" person who juggles multiple projects. I like to create things in my mind and then build them. I am an encourager and delight in inspiring people.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://lessonsfrommatthew.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I am a scenic/set designer and carpenter...I have been able to combine my creative/design background and mold it together with my construction background. I would like to train other churches how to inspire their own volunteers to create and build their own theme rooms, sets and stage presentations. My neighbors are alway intrigued by what is happening in my shop. 8 ft. ants one week, 10 ft. rockets for a vacation bible school and on it goes. I plan on growing my blog site and turning those posts into a published book. I would also enjoy speaking about our experiences as a family who deals with a special needs child.

Kevin Troupe's Blog

The Heart of Sibling of a Special Needs Child

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 1:57pm 1 Comment

The Heart of Sibling of a Special Needs Child

As a parent of a special needs or medically complex child do you ever wonder about how their siblings are doing or cope with it? When we were thrust into this arrangement nearly 15 years ago without warning we were quite concerned as Matthew spent his first month of life in the hospital. And, now that Isaac is nearly 4 years old we have been taken to yet another level of focus and care, we have relaxed. Things do work out.…

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Surviving the "normal" in special needs parenting...

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 7:00am 3 Comments

Several conversations between my wife and myself and with other families who are caregivers of medically fragile children/special needs lately have been over the times in our lives that are referred to as "normal". The consensus is that we tend to dread them. It sounds quite opposite of what one would expect doesn't it? I hope to shed some light on this and maybe it will speak to you and your family as well.…

Continue

A Weekend Oasis...Every Two Years

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Where would you go to find kids randomly laying on the floor, suction machines and vents whirring in the distance, chewy tubes in all colors, feeding tubes and pumps, walkers, hearing aids, interpreters and every imaginable kind of wheelchair...a hospital? No, a weekend oasis where all of the above and more is the norm. Welcome to the 12th Bi-Annual International CHARGE Syndrome Conference. 1,200 people consisting of individuals with CHARGE, families, caregivers and professionals spending 4…

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Preparing the Way for an Extraordinary Destiny

Posted on May 9, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” C.S. Lewis

Let’s see, since the last glimpse into our lives we have moved and have been working non-stop to bring our new home into “safe” and “functional” status. We have celebrated Matthew’s 13th and Sarah Anne’s 5th birthdays. We have participated in 2 county fairs (with one more to go). We just finished an illness outbreak in our home with Isaac lingering the…

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At 5:20am on October 31, 2011, Randell Mark Olson said…

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for reaching out, I would love to have lunch with you...drop me an email, and we'll set something up.  I think it is so cool how this 48days community encourages each other, and helps us network...there are a few of us 48dayer's in the GR area, maybe we'll have to have a get together one of these days.

Can't wait to hear from you, my email address is: randell@intentionallegacy.com

Blessings,

Randell

At 10:33am on October 8, 2011, Kim Hall said…

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to the group! Lots of nice folks here, lots of inspiration, great ideas and support. Look forward to hearing about progress.

At 9:12am on October 4, 2011, Kim Hall said…
Hi Kevin, It was great getting to chat with you at the WTTB workshop. Joel Boggess, who oversees the Finding Your Voice group and who was my life coach this summer, had asked if I could share the names of a few folks from the workshop, as he was interested in asking a few questions about your experience. I shared your name with him, as I thought you had much of interest to share. Enjoy the conversation!
At 8:39pm on April 28, 2010, Tom Raines said…
Thank you! I have a guy here working on some computer stuff and will see if we can talk one night when it is a little quieter. Look forward to learning those things. I will also spend some time looking up the blog addresses. Look forward to catching up soon!Thanks, Tom
At 2:53pm on April 28, 2010, Tom Raines said…
Hello Kevin, we are both developing this blog thing. I am confused about one thing. Do you see how we can see the blogs of members that have blogs like we do at wordpress? I have opened each persons page in "blogging your passion" and can't see where to go to see this blog or this passion. I got your link off of your forum question but how do we get it from people's pages. I am sure I must be missing something here.
Thanks!
At 8:15pm on April 26, 2010, Kathy said…
Good luck to you, Kevin. Families so often love to hear from colleagues who are walking in their shoes. I think you will find this site a place to gain much insight and many friends.
Sounds like you are an example of ONE MORE SERVING

Kathy
At 8:16am on February 3, 2010, Theresa said…
Just wanted to say Hi, Kevin. It's fun to read your profile and "meet" you!
At 3:21pm on January 25, 2010,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Hey Again Kevin,

Thanks so much for joining both Speak It Forward & Write It Forward. Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place. We value your input and insight.

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

PS Also, if you didn't check out the free e-resource I offer entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! ($47 Value) to those who join the REAL Success E-Zine community (also free) at www.liveitforward.com, be sure to do so. I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
At 3:12pm on January 24, 2010, Deby Dearman said…
Kevin, Welcome to Artist Arise! Loved your addition to the conversation. I just responded. Let me know your thoughts. Sounds like you have much to offer the world and I wanna encourage you to GO FOR IT!

Deby Dearman
Artist Arise
At 11:29am on January 18, 2010, Robert de Brus said…
Kevin, Just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.

Some excellent groups mentioned below from Joel and Kent. I hope to see you in those discussions as well!

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