Twenty years ago at this time, I was on maternity leave with my new baby girl, Lucy. We were still reeling at the tragic events of September 11, which included my cousin’s death in one of the twin towers in New York city. Thankfully, the holidays were approaching and our spirits were lightened by the […]
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I just read the obituary for my 96-year-old aunt. It was a beautiful reflection on her life, and testimonyto the impact one person can make in this world. As my cousin said when she called to tell me abouther mom’s death, “96 years is a good run.” I’m grateful for her life and the happy […]
“The only education in grief that any of us ever gets is a crash course.”I was trying to find inspiration for this blog when I came across this quote. It certainly rings true for me.I have experienced various forms of grief over time but none so life-altering and educational as when mydaughter died suddenly on […]
This is a very serious situation, so I will start it off with a Dad joke; why did the singles bar stop calling 911 for medical emergencies? They kept getting a pair a medics. Sorry, not sorry. I have been with Ada County Paramedics for almost 35 years. So the worst call type we can […]
What to expect at a car seat check?Before I became a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) I always thought a car seat check was pretty straight forward:Pull up car.Check car seat.Fix what is wrong.Drive Away.Boy was I wrong! While the basic outline is correct it is a little bit more detailed than just a ‘fix’. […]
Text contentHow old should my child be before we start reading? Even though your child may not be ready to talk, you can start reading aloud to them from the very beginning. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that reading aloud with your child begin in infancy and continue into Kindergarten. There are many benefits […]
Because humor brings us back to earth, it helps us to use well what is left to us even when we are keenly aware of what we have lost or been denied. Only those who know how to weep can also laugh heartily. – Kathleen R. Fischer I repurposed this quote from the book, “Healing […]
If you follow the news very closely you might have seen an article come out about Evenflo and their Big Kid Booster seats. If you just read the Cliff Notes or get your information second-hand from friends, family members and/ or co-workers you might have some misconceptions about Evenflo, their Big Kid Booster Seat and […]
Wow! What whirlwind 2020 has been so far! We have some incredibly exciting news to share. Not only are we launching our beautiful new Safe Start website but we have opened a second office in Spokane Valley, Washington.
SafeStartNW.org is packed full of life-saving information on how to keep your kiddos safe while riding in a vehicle along with how to keep your baby safe during sleep. Not only is it a wealth of knowledge but you can also register for our services such as Safe Sleep 101 class or a car seat safety check.