As the old adage goes, we must hope for the best while still preparing for the worst. Unfortunately, disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods happen all too often in our communities. However, initiatives such as National Disaster Preparedness Month encourage families to put contingency plans in place should emergencies arise. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait, Communicate,” with an emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults,... Continue Reading
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Ed. Note: This post first appeared in the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.
Being a parent is a tough but rewarding job; for single parents the job is a bit tougher, but just as rewarding. Being a single dad means that my two boys are wholly depended upon me and the decisions I make, for better or worse. Often the default parent for care is mom, but as more and more fathers (self included) become involved in their... Continue Reading
Reposted from Administration for Children & Families The Family Room Blog (Sept. 7, 2012)
As a new parent, I remember the time that I forgot my newborn’s diaper bag. Imagine a screaming newborn that HATED being in dirty diapers, luckily I had diapers stashed in my car. The great thing about this incident is that I now make sure we have diapers in as many places as possible.
We really shouldn’t wait until a disaster happens... Continue Reading