Monday, November 17, 2014

Come on over to Raising Allies!

I know it's been pretty quiet over here at With The Family!

It's possible we are going to reinvent this blog, but probably not until some time next year at the earliest. In the mean time, I've been blogging quite often over at Raising Allies
Come on over to see what's new or join in the conversation on Raising Allies facebook page Here.   

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Your Daily Dose of Duck

I've started a new blog, Dobby The Duck: Your Daily Dose of Duck. It's mostly photographs of my ducks, but today there's a post about Duck Therapy. 

Some of my favorite people are affected by depression. It claws at them, dragging them down into a dank swamp of despair. It clouds their minds with thoughts that they aren’t good enough, they aren’t significant, that no body cares, because why would anyone ever care about them anyway? Depression doesn’t just suck the joy out of their lives, it makes them believe that they really weren’t worthy of joy to begin with. It gnaws away at their hopes and dreams, the happy memories, the good parts of life, leaving them hollow. Feeling like a shadow rather than a person....  
 Read the whole post, learn how ducks have help my mental health, and check out pictures of my ducks HERE.