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Over Coming the “Mom Guilt”

By: Sarah Meikle/   Mom guilt.  Most moms have experienced “mom guilt” at some point in their mommy careers. If you are not familiar with what I’m talking about, allow me to explain. Mom quilt is when a mom feels guilty about taking time for herself without her children. We think about all the things…

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Part two: Jazz finding her voice!

By: Melissa Archer/ Finding “Her” Voice I find myself often searching for the answers to Jasmynn’s autism puzzle piece regarding language. For a girl who didn’t truly speak until about age 4 ½ and then one day clandestinely arranging the magnet ABC’s on the washer door and saying her alphabet she certainly has a unique…

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Celebrating Lenawee’s Children

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ I started working at Lenawee Great Start back in December 2015 and our first big event was the Preschool Fair that we hosted at the Adrian Mall.  I’d never been to this event myself, but I was really excited when I heard about it!  What a great way for parents to get…

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Jasmynn’s Voice

By: Melissa Archer/ (to the tune of Elmo’s World) La, La, La, La…Jasmynn’s World Since the arrival of Jasmynn & the discovery at 2 ½ she had autism, it has taken all of our family’s energy to raise her up. We have worked as a team, like never before. The cliché “it takes a village”…

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Choosing The Right Daycare

By: Sarah Meikle/ As a parent deciding whether or not to put your child/children in daycare can be a difficult one, but sometimes it’s the only option parents have. Your entrusting others to look after your children, so it’s understandable that it would be a difficult decision Finding and choosing quality child care can be challenging.…

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Grandparent Bootcamp

The Lenawee Department on Aging has partnered with Lenawee Great Start to host the second in a series of Grandparent Bootcamps. This free educational opportunity is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 30, 2017, at the Adrian First Church of the Nazarene, 50 Industrial Drive, Adrian. Bootcamp will start at 10am and last until…

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What Makes Your Family Strong

By: Sarah Meikle/ What Makes your Family Strong Strengthening Families through The Five Protective Factors Our next three Parent Network Meetings will be centered around the Strengthening Families Framework and the Five Protective Factors that make your family strong. We encourage you to register for all three sessions, to get a better understanding of the Strengthening…

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

By:Vanessa Armstrong/   Do you have a child that is under the age of 5 in your home?  If the answer is yes, you have to check out Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!   I had no idea this program had been around for over 20 years, according to her website “In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an…

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Hopscotch in Tecumseh

If you receive our Lenawee Great Start Parent Newsletters  you might have noticed that we have added a Business Highlight section. We periodically ask a local Lenawee County business to describe who they are and what they offer and then share that information in our Business Highlight. This is a great way for our community…