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Although scary to put my self out there, I’m hopeful Addy’s Journey can help educate and provide hope for youth in the foster care system! Thank you Lisa for this opportunity!

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Things to Remember on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a wonderful day to remind mothers how special they are. However, mothers come to nurture and love in so many different ways. Biological, Foster, Adoption, Aunts with a maternal instinct all should be recognized. Every year I thank all the women in my life for providing me the amazing comfort and love each day in my mothers absence.

You see, my mother passed away 15 years ago. My first Mother’s Day was a hard reality. I went to a flower shop to get a small bouquet to place at my mom’s mausoleum. The lady asked me how I wanted them and where I was taking them. I just said “to my mom,” got to my car and lost it. I brought the flowers to her and thanked her for being my mom.

Please remember not everyone has a biological mom with them. Also, not everyone can be a mother despite their best efforts. Be the space that allows others in, to feel safe to grieve and talk about these difficult days.

Sending strength, positive supports, and love to those that need a little extra tomorrow. 💕

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Ways to Connect to our Kids

When my kids were young I started email accounts for each of them. Every few months I write to them. Events that occurred and big small moments flood their email. The constant is that I remind them I am forever proud of them and their unique ways they amaze me.

My hope is that when they are teens struggling they can read my words to connect them to their nuclear family. Years after that they can remember the foundation that allowed them to provide this to their families however they choose their families to be.

I further hope they never forget how much their dad and I love them. My mother passed away and I’m always looking for connections to her. I hope when my time comes my kids can feel peace in connection.

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Changing Nature

Change can be so hard, but these beautiful photos and verbiage reminds me of how nature changes in every moment. Nature unfolds and allows time to provide growth to trees, flowers, and Mother Earth. We as humans push so hard against change. What would happen if we allowed change to bless us rather than inconvenience us?

I’m further reminded of Andy Goldsworthy’s beautiful nature pieces that I will forever be in awe over. I see my children growing and I am working to help myself savior their youth, but not impede their growth.

Nature changes all the time. From a beautiful flower in all its glory………. Bumblebee on dandelion to a seed head bursting with new life.. Dandelion …

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Great article to remind us we forever leave imprints.

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Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting

This article is such a good tool on how to provide positive parenting tools. Such a good read!

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/nine-steps.html

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Things My Children Remind Me

The first glimmer of sun in Ohio is here! The past few days have been a dream of having energy to get together with my dear friend. Watching our children play together provides a feeling of hope and love.

Again, I am reminded not every kid has the opportunity to experience carefree fun. Some children come from situations where they are expected to be self sufficient or even a care taker to their younger siblings at an age where they shouldn’t have a care in the world.

This reminds me of why I decided to write “Addy’s Journey to her Forever Home”. This is a way to provide normalcy to children that don’t have a life like mine. The hope piece is that one day they have a chance to revert back to a childhood sense of joy through trust and love.

Although I’m not great at promoting or constantly posting Addy’s Journey I believe her story can help others. Here is a link in case you, or someone you know may benefit from hearing her story:

Addy’s Journey to her Forever Home (Mom’s Choice Award Winner) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1087872316/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_9MQDD41ZBJFHRYX2PKSW

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Time for Spring

Living in northeast Ohio we can all relate to the excitement of seeing the sun and feel our isolation and need to hibernate fade away. We’re ready to get out of the house and explore! The past 2 days bring me back to a place of hope and adventure that I think we sometimes miss during our winter hibernation. This may be a tease, but I’ll take it! I hope everyone got to enjoy some fun outside the last few days!

March is such a tease. One day it’s 50-F degrees and you’re outside with jacket unbuttoned. The next, there is seven inches of snow on the ground and…

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4 Benefits Of Self-Love — Goals & Good Vibes

This article is a must read! It teaches us the importance of loving who you are. The confidence and love for yourself nourishes so many other aspects of your life. One way I am achieving this mentality is by changing my thoughts. When a negative thought pops in my head I reframe it to a more positive loving thought for myself. Example: “I hate that my body won’t do what I want it to post surgery” change to “My body is amazing. I went through a significant surgery and a month later I can walk to my hearts content. It is stronger than I know.”

“If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life, look in the mirror.” -Unknown I talk about self-love a lot because it’s something…

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Popcorn and Books Presents:

I am so excited to discuss Popcorn and Books. This is a family run company with 10 year old Karter Johnson as the CEO! He is such a wonderful influence and gives me hope as to what the future of our children are capable of!

Karter does two things:

  1. He will reads to children through his Youtube Channel or Website to promote literacy and connect children to the joy of reading.
  2. He will send subscription boxes to children through his program around the Detroit area for kids aged 5-10 years old.

His main goal is to help children not fall behind in school by allowing them to become immersed in the reading experience.

How could I not donate to this wonderful cause? He read my book Addy’s Journey to her Forever Home, and read it better than I could have any day. I am grateful that he chose my book and am excited to be able to help him grow his amazing company. Please take time to visit their website at https://www.buildakidslibrary.org

Also, Check out Addy’s Journey to her Forever Home read aloud by Karter Johnson at https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3lfAzJwh1oWraJ9rEjdIWogb-3btlfjEkG7mGZD-2HDVdswgj4OXbJMhs&v=7fNFzAx14Pk&feature=youtu.be#dialog

or podcast at https://anchor.fm/popcornandbooks/episodes/Addys-Journey-to-her-Forever-Home-by-Nichole-Schryer-e1fcd9v?fbclid=IwAR1JRyjik29lici2OPo_P3-Qjy5VTNj5rT4KnNX5AqV3Sf9azixitOdGQPk