DeeDee and Mom filtered landscapeYou’ve landed Inside the Aviary. Welcome friends, old and new! Whether you’ve known us for ages, been a team Aviary supporter, or your child is newly or long diagnosed, Inside is your window to our family’s everyday life challenges and gifts as we cope with our eldest daughter’s cystic fibrosis (cf). Having more than fourteen years under my belt as a cf mom, my intention is to share wisdom and musings about parenting in the face of a complex chronic and progressive condition.

Married to my Peace Corps sweetheart for nearly eighteen years, we have two glorious daughters who are thriving in high school and elementary school, respectively. Following more than twenty years living in major metros and overseas for a stint, I’ve come full circle to my home state of North Carolina where we are boring roots in Durham. Beyond what’s Inside, what rounds out my world are indie sounds, preparing and sharing delectable meals, and distance running.