Category: Parent & Child Groups / Support Groups

Hopeful Holidays – Balancing Grief and Joy

By Guest Blogger Cheri M. Timmons, LCSW (Heartstrings®, Inc.) The holidays are considered a time of excitement and joy. But for families whose lives have changed...

Domestic Violence: Who is Taking Care of the Children?

By Paige Berntson, Staff Attorney with Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina “We try not to fight around our children.” “My kids can talk to me if they...

Make Plans to Walk for Remembrance & Hope

By Guest Blogger Annie Vorys, Heartstrings Director of Advancement For the past ten years, hundreds of Triad families have gathered at Triad Park on the second Saturday...

Special Needs Series: Autism

Seeing Claire Danes win a Golden Globe Sunday night reminded me how much I loved the movie Temple Grandin. What a great segue to this week’s special needs topic,...

Because She’s Worth It

By Becky Johnston The number one thing that I hear as people find out we are a Foster Family is this: “I could never do that. Don’t you get too attached? I would...

The Comfort of Tradition

By Cheri Timmons, Director of Support Services at Heartstrings Well, according to Target, Pottery Barn and Starbucks, we have rolled right into the holiday season...

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Quality Time that Lasts a Lifetime

By Guest Blogger Andrew Plyler, Director of Adventure Guides for YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Father’s Day is just around the corner and you’re probably starting...

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

By Anne Powers I sat at the kitchen counter the Monday before Thanksgiving editing my Christmas card addresses. That’s when it hit me: Granny Stubbins would no longer...

From the Payground to the Playground

I struggled with working mommy angst for my oldest child’s first three years of life. The day I quit my job, I very literally jumped for joy walking through the...

YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses

Sponsored by the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina; written by Andrew Plyler, Director of Adventure Guides YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses is all about “fostering...