Shel is married to a handsome dare devil of a man, the mother of 3 beautiful & independent girls, a retired fire lieutenant, current disaster responder & international aid team leader. She spends her spare time coaching volleyball & teaching at the local UW and technical college on a variety of topics from pre-hospital medicine to surviving the zombie apocalypse. She is a prolific reader and seldom forgets a useless piece of information...only the important stuff.

A Journal of Novembers

November is a bittersweet month for me. It is the month that I started my mother's journal and seems to be a month when trouble comes calling. I am wearing a johnny. A hospital gown....

“You Gotta Want It” :: A Sports Parent’s Perspective

I was at a volleyball match the other night.  Not one where I coach, but one where my teenage daughter is playing. This match could be any one of many that I attend, sitting...