26 Mar
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National Optimism Month

As March winds down we were reminded today that its National Optimism Month!  Considering the global pandemic, it’s difficult to remain optimistic but how we show up in our attitude and our view of the world can determine our outcomes and even our health.  So, how do we maintain some degree of optimism in a shaken world? Here […]

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11 Mar
  • By Lisa Ross
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Celebrating the “Shero” in Your Life

March is Women’s History Month providing an opportunity to celebrate, study and observe the impact women have made in American history. This recognition, by Presidential proclamation, encourages us to think and rethink the role women play in our lives.   The 2020 theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote,” pays homage to the 100th anniversary of […]

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30 Jan
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Marriage Tips: BEFORE You Walk Down the Aisle

Deciding to marry is one of the most important decisions of our lives.  Are you ready?  Are you ready to merge your life with another human being?  Are you ready to give yourself to another human being selflessly?  Are you willing to be up late at night nursing someone else to health?  According to psychologist […]

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30 Jan
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Is Parenting With Your Ex Causing You Stress?

Parenting with your ex can sometimes be daunting and stressful.  In the best of circumstances parenting is challenging.  According to Pew Research, more than one-in-five children experience a parental break up by the age of 9.  Even more, if a separation or divorce is not amicable children are often in the crossfire of their parent’s […]

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05 Dec
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Celebrating Champions

As 2019 closes it’s a great time to reflect on the year and how many people in our community are doing outstanding work to improve the lives of others – selflessly, tirelessly and with aplomb.  Last month we recognized such titans who are surpassing expectations to make families and communities better. CHAMPIONS IN OUR MIDST […]

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10 Oct
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“It’s the closest I get to being part of a miracle”

Anthem Strong Families began 15-years ago as a dream and recognition by community leaders that families must be fortified for communities to thrive. “Families are the building blocks of our community. The collective strength of families translates into the quality of our education, the strength of our economy and the safety of our streets. When […]

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10 Oct
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What does it mean to be a CHAMPION?

Many times, when we think of CHAMPIONS we think of sports figures.  For instance, Mohammed Ali is considered the greatest boxer in history.  We may be reminded of the Super Bowl and the World Series or the greatest hockey and soccer players. Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees won 10 World Series; Bill Russell […]

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12 Aug
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Back to Basics

Families are the bedrock of communities.  We have many conversations about the social ills in our world and culture today but what we learn, celebrate and teach our children in our families is how they will view the world.   Children learn most everything they know from their parents.  If they’re parents are loving toward each […]

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03 Jun
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Soft Skills vs. Resiliency Skills

At Anthem Strong Families one of our goals is to break cycles of generational poverty through resiliency.  We know that one of the ways to reduce poverty and empower families is to offer pathways to work. Often in under-resourced communities surviving day-to-day is the overriding mindset that makes it difficult to see or plan for […]

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01 May
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Mothers are SUPERHEROES

Mothers are like superheroes. Actually, in the eyes of their children, they really are superheroes.  Mothers can fix every bruise and scar.  Miraculously the science project gets delivered at the right place and the right time; and somehow cookies appear for the school Valentine’s Day program.  There are two old sayings about motherhood that accurately […]

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