We met this Friday – this was the first time we used the grant money. Three families (one single parent family) met and we were able to have a nice meal with less stress as well as discuss some positive approaches to parenting with the moms AND the dads as well!! We talked about naming the emotions are kids were feeling and how it helps kids when we do this to reduce stress and problems. Two of the children are transitioning to kindergarten for the first time so the meeting was timely. As well my daughter feels very along and isolated with few supports and this group is the highlight of her life. One of the other families is expressing some loss in terms of the support of a grandmother that has s terminal condition. This group has helped us to be there for each other and our kids. We are extremely grateful for this grant money and other families seem interested as well. We are incredibly shocked and grateful for the support of this grant. It is changing ours and our children’s lives considerably. We cannot thank you enough – we are posting some pictures below we took on that night as we walked up to the park beside the group’s house.

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