At a recent book club (what fun that was) I had the good fortune to run into two women who were both instrumental in my children’s lives, as staff members at our the elementary school our children attended. We huddled in the corner for awhile as they graciously asked about my kids. What fun it was to catch them both up to date on the last 18 years or so. (It was a challenge to condense that much living into our few stolen moments.)
My take-away from this chance encounter, besides a warm heart? The reminder that it really does take a village to raise kids! When parents collaborate with extended family members, neighbors, and teachers, kids benefit. It’s that simple.