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Author Archive | Lisa Venancio

Educational Homestay Program

Saying YES to our Little Girl from China: Our Educational Homestay Program Experience

When it comes to new experiences for my children, I am the say YES mom. My mind usually skips over the worrying about how challenging the commitment could be, and positive visions dance in my head. So, that’s exactly what I did when I was presented with the opportunity to invite a child from China […]

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Dad

It’s Just His Way

My dad is a gem. He truly is. He is the epitome of a family man. Growing up, we always came first. I can list a million reasons why my father is hitting the ball out of the park in the dad department. But, I am not here to tell you why he’s wonderful. I […]

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Kurt & Karina Hale, Founders of PCFF

Ambassadors of Hope

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the objective is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children and make a difference in the lives of our nation’s pediatric cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Thousands of children across America are diagnosed with cancer each year. This life-threatening illness continues […]

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Considering a Childs Intuition

Considering a Child’s Intuition

There is something to be said about a woman’s intuition, but what is there to be said about a child’s intuition? Admittedly, I never gave this topic any thought during my pre-parenting days, or even throughout my first few years as a mother. If your child’s intuition is not at the forefront of your daily […]

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Finding “Me Time” in this Mom Life

Self-care. Boundaries. Stress relief. Being present. Hobbies. Relaxation. Personal interests. Saying no. Saying yes. Balance. Sleep. Exercise. Adult interaction. Relationships. Mental stimulation. Wine. (Let’s just put wine in there.) Me time. As a new mother, I knew I needed these things. I knew I craved these things. Yet, on the rare occasion that I got […]

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