Beginning Anew

Posted by on February 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

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 […]

The Empowering Voice

Posted by on May 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  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 […]

Why Does This Site Exist?

Posted by on April 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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 […]


Posted by on March 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

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 […]


Posted by on March 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

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 […]


Posted by on March 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

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 […]


Posted by on March 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

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 […]

Special Needs

Posted by on February 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Special Needs….just the title can mean so many things, but it is most often used in describing children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. It is also something very personal to me. It is something I have been trained to support. The personal experience comes from having people in my life that have been […]