I drew Drew!

I drew Drew!

Nick continues to amaze us all.  We were attending the 60th birthday party of my cousin Drew Doherty.  We had gotten a birthday card and after writing our sentiment in the card, Arden asked Nick to write his name. We are very proud of the fact...

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...

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...

On the road again!

On the road again!

Nick woke up Monday morning quite excited. He didn’t even say good morning in response to me entering his bedroom. He started singing, “On the road again!” I cracked up. He knew that we were traveling to Ireland and understood...

Top Gun Mask.

Top Gun Mask.

In the fall of 2010, Nick’s seizures were out of control.  Our epileptologist (a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy) was looking for all sorts of solutions including the usual medicine changes.  Some of the factors used to manage...

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...

Make Accommodations!

Make Accommodations!

During our trip to Ireland last fall Nick had a seizure while Arden was bringing him down the stairs.  Because someone was with him as always, he wasn’t injured, but we felt that it was a warning.  We determined that we needed to make some...

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