When breastfeeding hurts: Understanding D-MER

“Breast is best.” We’ve all heard that or seen the memes plastered across social media. While none of us can argue that the nutrition that comes from colostrum and breast milk is second to none, it’s a lot more complicated than it sounds and any new mom can attest to this. The reality is that you can […]

Autism and the holiday season

The holidays are almost here. As a mom who raised one son with autism (now 33 years old) and one son with autism spectrum disorder (32 years old), I wanted to share some tips that may help other families with kids on the autism spectrum get through this holiday season with less stress and more […]

What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Happy Friday! If you’re looking for something fun to do, read on for our big list of local events. (And don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night!) This afternoon, the Wenatchee Public Library is hosting a free screening of “A Wrinkle in Time.” Tonight, it’s the Wenatchee First […]

The day she stopped

It’s the evening she asked to nurse, and for me to sing Hush Little Baby, like we always do before bed. But that evening she didn’t really suckle, just went through the motions. It’s the evening I realized it was the beginning of the end, the end of an era that started over three years […]

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? Odds are good that you have, but if not, here’s a quick catch-up: The Teal Pumpkin Project was started in 2014 as a way to include kids with food allergies in trick-or-treating fun. Placing a teal pumpkin outside your door alerts trick-or-treaters that you have non-food goodies […]

Working towards zero waste: Reuse!

I’m back with a blog about the middle “R” in the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. I’ve talked about how these three R’s are in order, and how the first is arguably the best. But reusing has a special place in my heart. (What kind of a nerd must I be to write that sentence?).  […]