Making the moments count
Family relationships can be the boon or bane of our existence. Long-term relationships such as these have their ups and downs, surprises and grievances but, for the most part, they are the cornerstones of who we are.
In this chapter, we feature Better Together, a growing Florida-based organization with a mission to work through troublesome family issues with critically needed community and mentoring intended to keep kids out of the foster care system.
When families come together in support of a cause they care about, not only does the given organization or person benefit, but familial bonds are inevitably strengthened. Kimberly Blaker suggests a dozen ways families can band together for the greater good.
Valerie’s House provides grieving children and their families the support they need following the death of a loved one. Sarah Andrus shares how this organization helps people navigate the most troubling times of their lives.
Quest for Success Executive Director Susan Zumstein offers a contemplative piece for parents and guardians who want to help their graduating high schoolers find the right fit in terms of education and personal fulfillment.
When adults and kids are stuck inside, even our electronic devices can be a bore. In the spirit of old-fashioned wonder, we share a video of fascinating home crafts that are really experiments in and of themselves.
As Winston Churchill said, “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues … are created, strengthened and maintained.”