grief in children
The topic of kids and grief, and the teachers that teach these grieving children, is a subject near and dear to my heart.  After the death of my husband over 5 years ago, we have experienced the need for teachers to be better educated about dealing with grieving kids first-hand. During […]

Educating Teachers About Grief

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My youngest daughter had a rough time during 4th grade in school.  It was a combination of several things, but the underlying reason was that she was still dealing with grief … even though it was hard to tell that from how she looked or acted.  That’s often the way with grieving […]

Issues In The Classroom For Grieving Children

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72 Hour Bag
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How To Create a 72 Hour Bag

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As a single mom, I know just how difficult it can be to navigate the daily challenges of parenting alone.  We need a “village” – a support system to help us when we are stressed; to pick us up when we stumble. But sometimes it’s tricky to find that support.  […]

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New Year's Resolutions as a Single Mom 5
It’s that time of year again – New Year’s Resolutions! We do quite a bit of introspection as single moms, don’t we?  Seems we are always thinking about every course of action, scrutinizing our choices, etc.  We want to make sure that our actions and choices are what’s best for […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Single Moms

Creative Ideas for Celebrating New Year's Eve
So, it’s New Year’s Eve – and you need some creative ideas to celebrate the night, and help usher in the new year in style.  But you can’t/don’t want to leave the house – and who can blame you? So we will divide this list of ideas up into two […]

New Year’s Eve Ideas for Single Moms

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One of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays for us is the large amount of Christmas craft ideas for kids out there today.  Family traditions that we have created over the years often center around the kiddos making crafts, baking cookies, etc. My daughters and I always go over to […]

Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

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Using a Calendar as a Family Organizer

Thanksgiving crafts
So it’s Thanksgiving Day … and the family is gathered at your home.  And there are all the parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. With lots of kids running around.  And you want to corral that energy, maybe even harness it into something creative or constructive.  Like crafts.  Thanksgiving […]

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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The holidays can be a great time for traditions and spending time with family.  They are some of the most joyous times of the year.  But they are also the time of year that brings a spike in the rates of depression and suicide. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years can […]

Single Mom Survival Guide for the Holidays