The only place I have ever considered home is Sonoma County, Santa Rosa California. I consider myself to be HELLA Californian. I love San Francisco, Bodega Bay, Howarth Park, Mexican Food Trucks, Drives through Napa and Sonoma, The Tides Wharf…. I could go on and on about ALL the things I HELLA love about The Wine Country and California!
I have always thought I would maybe leave California when I retired MAYBE …. But you’ve heard that saying “Life Happens” Well life has happened and by the time you read this I will be a resident of North Carolina…. Yes, you read that right. Life happened in a GOOD way. Even though leaving Santa Rosa was bitter sweet it was indeed the right choice for my family.
Continue reading “Santa Rosa is home…”
Imagine a child’s 2nd birthday and instead of a wonderful celebration you are instead faced with being placed into foster care… Hard to imagine that isn’t it? Sadly, this is a reality that too many children and teens are dealing with.
Right here in the Wine Country there is an urgent need to help those in Foster Care. Each day there are 50-75 Sonoma County children and teens who need foster care assistance. Yes 50-75! Those numbers are not typos.
Recently I asked a young adult who spent his teen years here in the Sonoma County foster care system a few questions:
If you could change just one thing about the current foster care system what would it be?
“It would be more support for those transitioning out of foster care. This would be from finding a job and job placement. Also, more support around housing and housing placement. This is key because without success in both areas the young person is bound to fail and become a statistic and end up in the prison statistic or in the welfare system.” Continue reading “Foster Care Awareness: A Discussion for the Entire Year”
As 2017 is coming to the end and 2018 is fast approaching. I am sure many of us are thinking about those “New Year’s Resolutions”. I do not know why but just typing those words makes me tense up.
I haven’t set any New Year’s Resolutions for the last 4 years and let me explain why. The main reason is because “Life Happens”. Real life happens life gets busy, kids are always busy, moms are always trying to balance it all and sadly sometimes we have major life changing events like losing a loved one.
Continue reading “Goodbye Resolutions, Hello Goals”