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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 […]
Text content How 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 […]
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.
“Good planning without good working is nothing.” ~Dwight D. EisenhowerAfter looking at the strengths and challenges of each organization via multiple strategic planning sessions with my board of directors, a decision has been made. Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation will official dissolve on December 31, 2019 and all assets will be given to Northwest Infant Survival […]
As many of you know, I also serve as the Executive Director and am the founder of Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation. INWSIDS was founded in 2012 to serve the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane community with grief support and safe sleep education services. In fact, it was modeled after the work NISSA was doing in western […]