Kim Fredrickson, a patient columnist for Pulmonary Fibrosis News, decided to compile all the parenting workshops she’d given as a marriage and family therapist over the last 30 years into a book for her family.

Kim Fredrickson, a patient columnist for Pulmonary Fibrosis News, is very aware that PF is shortening her lifespan, and it’s been hard for her to face her mortality. This reality guides how she spends her time, energy, and the decisions she makes. It also motivates her to get her affairs in order, and take steps to create meaningful memories for her loved ones.

About six months ago, she realized she probably won’t be around to hold her future grandbabies, or help her children raise them in person. She wanted to have a positive influence in the lives of her adult children and their future grandchildren, and help them with the challenges of parenting when the time came.