Monthly Archives: September 2012

AFS 130: Celebrating the resilience and courage of families

In honor of their grace and determination, Jacqueline Williams and her family received the Aurora Family Service Resilience and Courage Award at the 130th annual meeting of the agency, held last week. Jackie’s fighting spirit has seen her through dark … Continue reading

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Ask yourself: Is a parent’s work ever done?

“The hardest part of a parent’s task is to know when the task is done.” (Diana L. Paxson, White Mare, Red Stallion) This week, I want to focus a little on relationships between parents and adult children. It seems like … Continue reading

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AFS130: Celebrating our 2012 Champion

Storytelling is a rich part of every family’s legacy. Each member has a role in weaving the fabric of family dynamics and shaping the future. Through his work with Aurora Family Service (AFS), our resident social media expert Michail Takach … Continue reading

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Want to strengthen your relationships? Ditch the “cold shoulder”

I’m not sure what’s happening, but lately I’ve been hearing quite a bit about people who’ve been hurt, not by maliciously intended words or actions, but by inattentive words and actions towards relationships. My hunch is that we’ve all experienced or maybe have … Continue reading

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AFS 130: Celebrating our 2012 Community Partner

“You only live once, so let’s do this.” – J. Pat Miller, on-air radio talent, 94.5 The Lake This “go-getter” attitude has made J. Pat Miller a legend in Milwaukee. Last fall, he and his bosses at 94.5 The Lake … Continue reading

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How can you prevent the lasting scars of bullying?

The first week of school is over. Students and teachers are learning routines, getting to know each other and figuring out what has been retained over the summer break. Teachers and students spend a fair amount of time trying to … Continue reading

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The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little

I write this on the morning of September 4th. Many have sent children of varying ages off to their first of day school from preschool to college. Even if we do not or no longer send children off to school, … Continue reading

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