May is National Foster Care Month!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

Happy Friday everyone! And happy First Day of May! (Wait…is that a thing? I’m not sure if that’s a thing…) But what IS a thing is National Foster Care Month! Yay! As an adoption social worker and having had worked in CPS, foster kids and their well-being is a very big passion of mine.  So I am so glad we have the entire month of May to bring awareness of kids in foster...

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Write Your Passion

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” ~Robert Frost When I first started taking my writing seriously, I joined a writing class, led by my (now) very dear friend and prolific best-selling writer, Bonnie Hearn Hill. Everything writing skill I learned in there was invaluable.  In the very beginning, she has us write a passion list. What is a passion list, you ask? It’s...

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

My inspiration for today and one of my favorite quotes. J.R.R. Tolkien was a genius. Giving myself permission to be creative today, and hoping the same for yourself. Magic is everywhere, if you are not afraid to look. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr...

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Celebrate National Library Week!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015

Today marks the end to National Library Week! I may be a little late to the game, but I celebrated by visiting my local library and checking out some books for my thirteen-year-old daughter. I love everything about libraries–the smell, the books, the librarians. The endless possibilites of all the new stories lurking in the shelves, just waiting to be discovered. And so, a profound thank...

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

Consider this. In 2009, approximately 3.3 million child abuse reports were made involving over 6 million children in the U.S. That’s a lot of children, and that only reflects a very small portion of those cases that actually were reported to authorities. There are four types of child abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect. Believe it or not, but neglect often times has the most...

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