Diaper Drive Fact Sheet 2017

Why do a Diaper Drive?

By: Sarah Meikle/ Last year’s diaper drive our community came together and donated over 13,000 diapers as well as over $900 in monetary donations. The monetary donations allowed us to purchase more diapers throughout the year. This year we have set a goal of 15,000 diapers and we are looking for the help from our…

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When we’re children we daydream…

By: Megan Fortman/ When we’re children we daydream about what we’re going to be like when we are adults. We just can’t wait to grow up. “It’s going to be so great”, we tell ourselves. No rules, no bed times, and no boundaries. The picture we paint in our mind is flawless. The possibilities are…

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“Safety First”

“Safety First” By: Alexis Eggenberger/   You teach your children the concepts of fire safety, safe street crossing, and “Stranger Danger”. You’re assured that since she is learning this at school and at home, she must understand these important things. You don’t think it could happen to you. But, in fact, it happens every day.…

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March is Reading Month and Women’s History Month!

By: Cathy Chesher/ March is reading month AND it’s Women’s History Month. Why not combine the two by reading about amazing women and girls. Here are some picture book titles to get you started. All titles are appropriate for early elementary with some titles as noted especially good for preschool age. All are available at…

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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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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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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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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…