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Person First

April 5, 2012

I’m not sure where and when it happened along my journey of being an advocate for kids with special needs, but it happened and it has really stuck with me whenever I hear people talking about others with challenges. It’s the whole ‘label’ thing and it really makes me perk up and want to speak […]

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Beginning Anew

February 20, 2012

Isn’t it interesting how you can have the best of intentions, but life has a way of showing you more in each day that you need to focus on, to pay attention to and to be present with no other distractions? This is my life in the past year. My goal for this site remains […]

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The Empowering Voice

May 7, 2011

  Hi, all you Empowering Villagers! I wanted to share a little bit of information about our newsletter that is available for you.  All you have to do is put in your information in the box to the right of this post and you will be included in our mailing list for the newsletter. What […]

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Mom’s Telesummit

April 28, 2011

I wanted to take the time to let you know that I have the opportunity to join some amazing women in a free telesummit called, Enlightened Mom’s Tele Summit.  It is taking place on May 9-13, and the topics are amazing!!  You are sure to gain so much from this week of talks. Topics Include: […]

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Why Does This Site Exist?

April 12, 2011

Do you realize how important gaining resources and having someone to talk to is to MANY people out there? It’s a life line, really… a place to go when you have exhausted all other resources and help.  We typically wait until we are at the end of our rope and then reach out in desperation […]

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March 29, 2011

Connection…what does it mean to you? Is it maintaining a casual relationship with the people close to you geographically and close only to those willing to connect with you or do you go out of your way to make connection happen, making it a priority because you thrive on building relationships with others? People come […]

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March 16, 2011

All of us have labels that we have given ourselves or someone else has given us. Some labels are quite useful or overall welcoming: creative, kind, friendly, intelligent….and some are not as positive but can be equally useful: reserved, active, expressive, inquisitive, special (and I say these aren’t as positive because they are sometimes used […]

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March 8, 2011

Foster parents are a needed resource in this world…that is a fact. I know it, I have seen it and I have lived it. Children are born into some very dire circumstances and they have no other choice but to go and be where they are told to go and be. The other fact is […]

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March 6, 2011

Within this website, you will find resources and opportunities devoted to supporting, encouraging and motivating you to be empowered to go beyond your expectations as a parent and hopefully you will find a bit of joy and acceptance residing within you as well. Learn about me, my vision for this site and how I want […]

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March 1, 2011

Since focusing on on some key areas of needs in our families is my passion, I would like to discuss a little bit about each area, my thoughts and experience.  Maybe this synopsis will give you an idea of where I am coming from in each area. Today I will discuss adoption and how it […]

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