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Achievement is not the measure of value.

Achievement is not the measure of value.

We live in a world that honors high achievement.  I was raised in a family culture that expected excellence in school, in sports and in my career.  There is nothing wrong with working hard to achieve goals.  However, if this intense goal-oriented...... Read More

Hindsight is really 20/20.

Hindsight is really 20/20.

For the past four months, I have been working on the second draft of the book I am writing about raising Nick.  I have such compassion for the young mother that I was.  I am astounded at the things that I have been able to do over the years.  I...... Read More

Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Another friend’s husband has just lost his job.  Arden and I have been helping Nick learn to deal with the side affects of increasing his seizure medicine to avoid seizure...... Read More

You done being frustrated with me?

You done being frustrated with me?

Most of the time, Nick is very sweet and compliant.  However, he is human and there are times his behavior is not correct and I get frustrated at him.  Even angry. As soon as he notices that I am upset, he immediately apologizes.  “I sorry...... Read More

Strengthen each other.

Strengthen each other.

25 years ago we purchased our log home in Carnation from our friends Allen and Leonie Hunt.  They are visiting with us this weekend.  We remarked how both families have been blessed by our friendship.  When we bought their house, we inherited...... Read More

Don’t underestimate the possibilities.

Don’t underestimate the possibilities.

Yesterday Arden and I witnessed another Nick miracle.  I took a picture.  Over the weekend I had been playing Bananagrams with friends.  It is a game where lettered tiles are used to spell words.  Nick was struggling to pick up the tiles.  We...... Read More

Some things don’t change.

Some things don’t change.

Today I took Nick to his day program.  He calls it school.  The name really is Bridge of Promise and the program is based here in Carnation, WA.  Nick loves it.  They go on field trips and do group activities in the school room.  There are...... Read More

I thought it was a tree when I planted it!

I thought it was a tree when I planted it!

A friend was showing me around his garden, stopping in front of a small flowering stalk, he remarked, "I thought it was a tree years ago when I planted it. But it's not. It is lovely though! Walking away I thought back to when I had Nick. He is...... Read More

I posted a video of my MIRCI Presentation on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/Q5PPJUDcpDg  is the YouTube address for the video of my presentation on 7 July 2017 during the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community and Involvement (MIRCI) conference at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at...... Read More

A rooftop garden, sunshine, and piano music!

A rooftop garden, sunshine, and piano music!

I am in Galway, alone.  Oh, I am with friends.  However, I am not with Nick.  He and Arden are up in Donegal and I will join them on Monday. This weekend I am presenting at a conference on Mothering at Galway University.  My talk is entitled...... Read More

Adjusting to the new normal.

Adjusting to the new normal.

Ancient Greek philosophers taught us “The only thing that is constant is change.”  It seems that just as soon as I get used to the current changes in our lives, we are facing a new normal.  Nick has fallen a couple of times this past...... Read More

Follow your heart!

Follow your heart!

I wanted to share this story not only because I think that it is a very cute story about Nick, but also because I believe that wisdom and support can often come to us from unexpected sources if we are open to receiving it. The other day...... Read More

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