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Got A Box of Photos? Three things to evaluate first.

Did you get handed a box of family photos?  Not sure what to do with that box? I can help. Take a breath and let's consider setting the boundaries of the project before you. First, evaluate what you have. Do you have a precious few images, meticulously annotated with...

My dad’s handwriting, and his laugh: why interviewing family matters.

Do your parents text you? They do? Then I was jealous of you: I imagine little notes, daily check-ins, a joke, sending them cute pictures of the kids all of the time.... Plus, no long calls, squeezing that flat cel phone between your shoulder and ear, getting your...

What they don’t tell you about being a NICU mom

"He was in NICU for months; now he's perfect." I have told that story, and I shouldn't have. Click to tweet. I recently served on a hospital committee tasked with  building a tool for how to discuss pulling the plug, withholding life support, redirecting care....

Perks of having atypical kids

My first kid came 16 weeks early.  I see your math-wheels turning, converting that into months.  Yep.  He spent 3 months in intensive care and 3 weeks in a transitional hospital.  He was about 6 months old when he first brought his hands to midline (the center of his...