Gearing Up for Roller Derby

At the beginning of 2018, roller derby was on my mind most of the time. When I wasn’t helping with team fundraisers or hanging out with the girls, I was watching an endless number of youtube videos, researching skates, wheels, bearings, and gear.

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How Roller Derby becomes a Passion

My dedication to the team, to learning to skate, and all there was to learn about roller derby had grown exponentially since that first practice where I was talked into giving it a try.

The Wonders of the Great Outdoors

Some of my earliest memories are of being outside, with animals and nature. I was always climbing trees, exploring, riding horses and hiking. I started riding horses when I was four. Though I haven’t ridden in years, I still remember so clearly the dust and grit on my hands and under my nails, the feel and…

The struggle for access to therapy and support

My son was diagnosed with Autism when he was six years old. It was difficult, sometimes painful, and very much a learning experience. But we were lucky on many different levels. We live in Seattle, and we had a choice between Seattle Children’s Autism Center and The University of Washington Autism Center. We got on the…

Seasonal Fun in the City

I grew up a small town girl, but I’ve embraced all there is to do in this fabulous city in which I now live. I can’t help but feel blessed that my son is growing up here with so many opportunities, so much to do and see. Once the holidays season rolls around, I am…

Guinea pig love

So, we have guinea pigs now. My son, my little man, as I often call him, has been dying for a pet. We’d talked about a dog, gone to a shelter and  looked and found none that would work in our home. My son left crying when I had to explain to him it wouldn’t…