Why the Stigma?

With the passing of Robin Williams this week and the pronouncement that he was battling severe depression, many people have been talking out the stigma that is often associated with depression and anxiety. It is so sad that there is still a certain “perception” regarding cognitive and mental issues that causes people to withdraw instead …

Photo Friday

Photo Friday – Will at Seabrook While Jim and Jack are at cub scout camp (photos to come next week), Will and I escaped to the beach with our friend Laura. She graciously invited us to spend a couple days at their Seabrook cottage. Will has had such a good time, playing on the beach, …

Backyard Makeover

This spring we did a little backyard makeover. In the back corner of our yard we had some old raised beds where I couldn’t grow much but weeds. We wanted to create a nice dining and sitting area complete with a fire pit. First we had to remove 7 cubic yards of dirt. Unfortunately due …

Fun With Food Program

Jack went through an intensive feeding program at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the age of two-and-a-half to transition him off of his G-tube and to oral feeding. The program was run by Karen Quinn-Shea, an occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. We dubbed the program “Fun with Food” to help two year old Jack …