Ignorance is Bliss

Ignorance is Bliss? You may have heard the saying “Ignorance is Bliss” you may or may not fully understand the implications of this phrase. If we start with the word ignorance, it is defined as the lack of knowledge. The idea that it could be “blissful” is that if you don’t know about something you [...]

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Independence Day

The 4th of July is next week! Independence Day In 1776, the United States of America was started by the second continental congress who voted to declare their freedom from the British Empire. They declared that all men are created equal and that they should have certain rights among which include life, liberty and the [...]

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Happy Friday, Enjoy your first official summer weekend! Every week I wake up at 6:00 get myself and my son ready and head to work. As a night owl this is not my favorite time of the day. In fact it’s not till my coffee hits my system and the caffeine does its magic that [...]

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Fun and games and… Chores?

Happy Friday, Have a great Father's Day Weekend! Most people that I know don’t particularly enjoy doing chores around the house. However, they are a necessity to keep an organized and generally clean home. Something I used to do as a kid was turn chores into a game, so that they are more fun and [...]

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There Is Help

There is help, there is hope, this is temporary. I recently finished watching the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. For those who don’t know anything about the series, the first season chronicles 13 reasons why Hannah Baker, a high school student commits suicide, and the second season deals with the aftermath of that suicide. [...]

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Happy Friday!!! It's June! Last month a group of employees began a weight loss challenge.  You always hear about people wanting to lose weight but it can be hard to do by yourself. The great thing about a challenge is that you have additional motivation and accountability. The group is able to support and encourage [...]

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Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Thank you, Veterans! I have always had a tenuous relationship with sleep. I used to think, “why do you even need sleep, there are so many things I could be doing instead of being unconscious.” As a new parent, I miss sleep more than I ever imagined that I [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sleep

Like Riding a Bike…

Happy National Bike to Work Day!!! People use the saying, “it’s like riding a bike” to describe something that once learned becomes second nature. As a child, I was an avid bike rider. Without a second thought I could ride for miles. That was a long time ago. My husband and I started biking together [...]

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Heading Home Grant

Make it Greater! Recently, PILR was provided a Make It Greater grant for a program, Heading Home, that allows us to better serve the homeless population in Reno County.  We are very excited for this grant and the opportunity to collaborate with the Hutchinson Police Department and other helping agencies to enhance services to the [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heading Home Grant

Youth Advocacy Training 2018

This year, I had a chance to help out with Youth Advocacy Training for Nickerson and Fairfield High Schools. This is a two day event where we work with students with disabilities to inform them about advocacy and resources. As a person with a disability, I was excited for this event, it did not disappoint. [...]

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