Invisible Puzzle Pieces

Invisible Puzzle Pieces

The other day my grandson, Max, 4, said, “Nana, when are we going to the Show and Tell House?” We were in the car on the way to Oak Creek Canyon for a change of scenery, beach towels and floaties at the ready.  Max was once enrolled in a preschool class so the...
When Trust isn’t a 2-Way Street

When Trust isn’t a 2-Way Street

I’m thinking a lot about what it means to have a traumatized teen enter my home. I’ve told him that in this home we don’t have sex with kids or hit them.  I’ve told him the household routines he can expect. I’ve made sure that coming to my home was his choice, not...
Too Much Togetherness?

Too Much Togetherness?

The longer this stay at home situation is necessary the more likely our coping mechanisms will get stretched thin. AZAFAP Happy Hour happens every Friday at 9 if you need a friendly face or understanding ear. I host them from the comfort of my couch. Watch your email...
Life as We Know It

Life as We Know It

There is so much contrast between how each of us is experiencing this COVID19 shut down. I’m sitting at my breakfast table watching my grandchildren play in the backyard now that the weather has turned spring like here in Flagstaff. I have already placed a grocery...
If Only

If Only

Family Camp means different things to different people. For the children, it can mean the company of others whose journey parallels their own. For parents, it can mean the very same thing. But for some, family camp can be a reality check. AZAFAP provides these...