A Transition For All


Shoe shopping TransitionsThis Sunday, we were preparing to buy shoes for school. My children and I typically buy shoes at the end of July/beginning of August for two reasons. One, normally the shoes are available at that time and we don’t have to worry about the store being out of their sizes. And two, because typically the price is still reasonable. It appears that stores increase the price by the second of August because they know it’s the start of school and parents must prepare their children to go back to school with new clothes, shoes and supplies.

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Close Your Eyes & See

Stephanie Plain Potter Child advocate

Have you ever awakened to wish you could go back to a dream?  Did the dream seem so real or better than real life?  Some believe dreams are pictures into the future and others believe that dreamers are snapshots of the past. I believe they are both and we live to dream and have the impossible.  So as a mom, I seek to teach those lessons. Continue reading

The Dreamer, The Encourager

Children's service center



I had an interesting talk with one of my sons on the way home.  He is involved in a sport and band.  He discusses his dreams of going to college and setting football records.  Like my other three children, he is always busy in different things.  Thus, individual child time often occurs as we are driving to and from an event, practice, etc.   Continue reading