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We are back!

We are back!


Posted By on Sep 25, 2014

I will not update anybody on the center, since you can read about that on the Strong Families site.  Is it running like we would like it to be and what we anticipated?  Yes!  Are local relationships and way of doing business here different from what we are accustom to?  Yes!  We are learning.  We are learning that fine balancing act of accountability, culturally sensitive, living where we are serving, yet always going to be the...

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You have a maid?

You have a maid?


Posted By on Sep 25, 2014

Talking about things breaking all the time leads me to my next point.  Nothing is urgent here.  That totally works with my personality, by the way.   But not when it comes to being a “list” person.  If you have a to-do list here of 5 things, you are having a fantastic day to get 1-2 things done.  It just takes forever to do anything.  Standing in lines (or lack of) to get something accomplished to be told you are in the wrong line, is...

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Role Reversal

Role Reversal


Posted By on Sep 20, 2014

Our roles being reversed this past year has also been a tough transition.  Take a stay at home mom and a husband that was the main and only support for the family and totally turn that upside down.  That’s us.  That’s tough! People would often ask “So, what does Mark do?”  Yet, I don’t think that people would ask “What does Bridget do?” if the situation was reverse.  I am the one with the work permit here.  So legally, I am the one...

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October 2013 Update

October 2013 Update


Posted By on Nov 3, 2013

It is hard to believe that we have been up and running now for almost 2 months!  The first couple weeks were a bit hectic with little ones away from their moms or grandmas for the first time.  But after a week or two, they were fine!  Still some tears at drop off, but enjoying their time with their new friends and caregivers.  We have some wonderful staff.  They are so patient, never seem to be tired or annoyed when it is a long day,...

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Strong Families Opening Day

Strong Families Opening Day


Posted By on Sep 24, 2013

Well…the day we have been waiting for has happened!  The Strong Families Care Center is officially open!  Whoah!  We had months of preparing, hiring staff, screened almost 200 families for 40 open slots and now we have started!  So how was the first day? That may be what people are wondering.  Well, not how I had it in my head, exactly, because well, I’m American.  So therefore, everything should have been in perfect order, nicely...

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