Thoughts about Seahawks and a Meal/Help Organizing website you need to know about

I’m still trying to sort my brain out after watching the Seahawks win the NFC Championship on Sunday. Odd, since I didn’t suffer a concussion while viewing, but I think my dog may have, running under the coffee table every time I’d leap off the couch to yell my lungs out. I’ll tell you, the […]

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Organizing a Care Team

Someone you know is in crisis. Could be a life-threatening illness, a death. Or maybe a good crisis–a new baby, or two new babies! You want to help, but you don’t know what they need. What do you do?

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How I Got Through My Child’s Brain Injury

Brain injury is unlike any other injury to your body. If you break a bone, you put it in a cast, and it usually heals pretty quickly. If you get cut, you put a Bandaid on it, and it heals—sometimes without a scar. But if your brain gets injured, often you come out of it […]

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Control Freak Gatekeeping is Hazardous to your Health

A gatekeeper is someone with the primary responsibility of the physical well-being of someone else. Gatekeepers decide: 1. what happens when 2. with whom, and 3. if it should happen at all Gatekeepers decide when the diaper gets changed, who changes the diaper and what diapers to use. A gatekeeper is the primary caregiver.  A […]

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Respite 911

Respite:  a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief. Let’s assume that you have no one to help you this second. Maybe you’re a new parent caring for an infant. Maybe you’re part of the sandwich generation caring for kids at one end, and parents who […]

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