Foster Care: Do you have what it takes?

Foster Care: Do you have what it takes?

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Foster care is a strong interest and personal cause of mine. I spent 17 years working with a specialized foster care agency in Pennsylvania. I loved the work and the kids I met during my tenure, even though there were some practices...
Couples Appreciation Month during Coronavirus

Couples Appreciation Month during Coronavirus

Some links may be affiliate links. We may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these In honor of April being Couples’ Appreciation Month, let’s discuss what people in a committed relationship can do to appreciate one another during...
Obliterate Stress during the Pandemic

Obliterate Stress during the Pandemic

Well, what do you know—it is Stress Awareness Month in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. What could be more stressful than a crisis with no end in sight? Of course, it’s bringing stress into our awareness in a big way. What is stress, really? Of course, we all...
Coronavirus: Stages of Grief

Coronavirus: Stages of Grief

I intended to write about something other than coronavirus this week, but as the severity of the situation drastically increased, I feel compelled to write about the reality of most people in the world. I find it interesting how the world’s reaction to coronavirus...
Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Awareness Month

Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Awareness Month

The month of April is both the month for sexual assault and child abuse awareness—two serious societal problems that span across many cultures. In 1987, I began working with children in specialized foster care. At that time, not enough was known about child abuse,...

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