Beyond a Charmed Life is an inspirational memoir about a mother’s love for her special needs son; an illustration of a triumphant spirit and of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges. From caretaker to advocate, author Barbara Huntress Tresness wants to impart a sense of solidarity and hope for readers who may have faced similar challenges.

Beyond a Charmed Life is the story of tenacity, triumph and a spiritual awakening to the universal forces that help mother and child have an unbroken bond that transcends everything. Barb admits, “sharing our stories

out loud helped me and helped others. It got easier as I began to tell some of what had happened to us. I kept many journals and wrote about my feelings – good and bad. I never wanted Graham to think he was difficult for us to care for. I wanted him to know he was loved unconditionally.”

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Beyond a Charmed Life, A Mother’s Unconditional Love is an Amazon Best Seller, Top 100 for Biographies & Memoirs, Special Needs and Parenting & Relationships, Special Needs in ebook format. Buy directly through Amazon, or get a signed author copy by visiting  Barbara Huntress Tresness is an author, disability advocate and founder of CHAT Collective.  A portion of this book sale will support the Graham Fund. Learn more at


January 26, 2016: PR Newswire

New York Mom and Communication Advocate shares a message of hope and “you are not alone” in memoir, Beyond a Charmed Life, A Mother’s Unconditional Love