Author: Nikki Klock

Editor’s Pick: “The Healing You Can Do” by Meghan T. Hindi

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Everyone experiences challenges in life, but a few (perhaps a growing number) of us face profound suffering that leads to truly dark places. Yacolt author, doula, wife and mother, Meghan T. Hindi, identifies squarely as the latter. “I first experienced physical, emotional and verbal abuse at the hands of my mother, from my earliest memory,”… Read More

Kids Play (And Learn) All Summer Long at Summer Playgrounds Program

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Tabatha Williamson was at church when she first learned about a free weekday supervised summer program at Evergreen Park on 4th Plain Blvd., not far from where she lives with her two children, Isabella (8) and Noah (9). It turned out to be the perfect childcare for her kids while she attends WorkSource to connect… Read More

Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab Inspires Kids to Explore, Discover and Create

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Vancouver’s Uptown Village just got a lot cooler. Especially if you consider children’s literature cool, which the very cool Kari Ferguson, published author and owner of the new Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab, most certainly does. “I always wanted to write children’s books when I was little,” says the wife and mother of two.… Read More

NW Getaway: Alderbrook Resort and Spa

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On the eastern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, a short two-hour drive from Vancouver, lies Alderbrook Resort and Spa, on the shores of Hood Canal, part of the larger Puget Sound waterway system. Not to be confused with Alderbrook Park in Brush Prairie, Alderbrook Resort is a full service hotel and spa, with no shortage… Read More