Happy Friday dance!

Posted by on May 8, 2015

It’s Friday! It’s Friday! Such tremendously good things are happening around here. For one, it rained yesterday, and for those of us who live in California, any kind of precipitation is a pretty big deal, y’know. (Dear Lord, please send more.) It was like a May miracle, seeing those precious droplets of moisture create puddles in my street, and the thunder was like music to our...

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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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Creativity

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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