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Foster Care Crisis UMFS

The Foster Care Crisis: Foster Parent Recruitment in the Age of COVID-19

By Nancy Toscano, PhD, LCSWA perfect storm of conditions – some economic, some health-related, some social – is conspiring to create a looming problem in the world of foster care. With Coronavirus creating havoc...
Finding Joy in a Corona World

Finding Joy In A Corona World

by Bea ClementsFriday, March 14, 2020 marked my last day of work. Had I known then, I would have rescued my now likely deceased potted plant, but at the time I thought I...
Class of 2020

A Letter to the Class of 2020

To the Class of 2020,Yesterday, we found out that schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. This news comes after weeks of being inundated with increased warnings, demands for quarantine,...
Atypical child

The Loneliness of Parenting an Atypical Child: A Parent’s Guide

Parenting an atypical child comes with a unique set of challenges. Whether your child suffers from emotional needs, physical needs, or has specific health-related issues, you know the challenges you face on a daily...
Single Moms

A Letter to Single Moms: Hey Single Mama…

Hey Single Mama,I have a number of friends who are single moms and I want you all to know a few things. You inspire me. You get up every day and you do it...
Home organization Tips

5 Home Organization Tips to Get Control of Clutter in the New Year

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we make each year is to get organized. Whether it’s de-cluttering, finding better ways to store toys, or re-organizing the kitchen, we all want to start...
Stop Calling Me Mom

Please Stop Calling Me Mom

I am sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room with all four of my stairstep children. They call “Vargas” and we all get up, me with a squirmy toddler in my arms and a...
School Year Resolutions

5 School Year Resolutions We All Need To Make

Now that the school year is well underway, I find myself in a familiar situation. We’re less than two months in to a new school year and I’m already behind. I mean, the signs...
Danielle 1_Pregnant Women and New Moms

Rare Heart Condition Affects Pregnant Women and New Mothers: A Local Mom’s Story

While bringing a baby into this world is amazing and life-changing, it’s important to pay attention to the mother’s health as it is to the new baby’s. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), also known as postpartum...
extraordinary life moms

Extraordinary Life: A Mother’s Journey Through Chronic Illness

Moms are superheroes. All of them. I truly believe that the day you are entrusted with another life, be it through birth, adoption, or marriage, is the day you become a real superhero. There...

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