Category: Blog

The “What Ifs”

I read—a lot.  I lean toward fiction, and I’m sure you’ve probably heard the saying, “there’s truth in fiction.”  Well, I tend to agree. And, sometimes it takes fiction to wake [...]
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It’s Wonderful to Meet You!

A note from Jane p.s. Madeline is a natural fit for Family Hope Foundation. She’s full of passion for our mission and has the skills and energy to make us stronger.  [...]
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Jane’s Story

Last year, I celebrated five years as Family Hope Foundation’s Executive Director. But I’ve been linked to the organization since it was just a dream - a spark yet to [...]
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A Message From The Team

Most nonprofits will admit it can be tough to find good board members. I consider us fortunate at Family Hope Foundation—we have a strong team. There have even been occasions [...]
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His, Not Mine

My phone rang—the ringtone reserved for my son’s school.   The ringtone that always makes my stomach knot—just a little.  Relief.  The call wasn’t any of the worst-case scenarios I jumped to. Somehow, I sent my [...]
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Nothing Ordinary About Us

While wrapping up a doctor’s visit, my physician took a few minutes to share a story about my dad. The context was around a board they served on together. He admired his [...]
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Day Sixty-Three

On May 12, 2013, Asher arrived abruptly at 27 weeks, weighing just two pounds. Because the initial picture was bleak, Asher was sent immediately to the NICU. His APGAR score [...]
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Good Scaffolding

During a parent-teacher conference, my daughter’s fourth-grade teacher described her as having “good scaffolding.”  She’s 22 years old, and I still think about this conversation.   She was fortunate to grow up with [...]
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Opening a Whole New World

When you are visually impaired, the world can be a scary place. Maria was afraid to touch, explore, and interact with her surroundings. Moreover, Maria exhibited repetitive behaviors observed in [...]
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