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Every child is an artist

The Champa Tree’s food for thought: Every child is an artist

“Every child is an artist”- Pablo Picasso

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Food For Thought

Structuring Stability

You cannot pause time.  No matter how hard we may try, while our son B is at his mom’s, life does continue and change happens.  We do not have your typical custody on every other weekend and summers just up the street from his mother, but instead with 5 states between us and across the span of up to four or five months at a time.   746 more words

Blended Families

Helpful Hands Have Happy Hearts

My daughter Aislyn stood on the stool beside me in the kitchen for the first time this past Saturday morning.  A third of a cup filled with mixed chopped berries, a bowl full of waffle batter, and a fascinating show of her first cracking egg brought back so many memories of  538 more words


Safe Space Shakers

When B was three and a half, he had not been to see us for almost an entire year.  In that year we had gone from a strong career oriented power couple in a high-rise apartment in downtown Dallas to a slow nuclear family in a house in South Houston and had welcomed his newborn sister into this world.   699 more words

Blended Families

The Feelings Series, "From Lonely to Loved"

Recently I ordered these books from my child’s school book order and we are finding them helpful in identifying what we are feeling and why. With eight books in… 492 more words


"Children's Minds" by Margaret Donaldson: A Book Review

Margaret Donaldson’s book Children’s Minds was first published in 1978 and is as relevant now as it was when fresh off the press– so much so that it has become the “classic” book referred to by those studying the developing minds of children.  1,147 more words

Child Advocacy

Tots Tell Tall Tales

My youngest brother Chris was quite the story teller.  At the age of 3 his day care teacher had to consult with mom “perhaps you should have another talk with Chris, he has been telling the class “mystep-father is dead but that’s okay because I have my daddy.”  The word… 1,416 more words

Blended Families