It Takes a Village: Raising 50 Kids

“Our philosophy has always been that if a child is not returned to her parents or relatives or moved elsewhere by the court, then our home would be their final stop, their ‘forever home.” ~ Jaci Hasemeyer


Photo: Shelly Strazi
This is an amazing story of parenting with love and purpose written by Marina Khidekel from Parents Magazine. It highlights twenty families in a single California neighborhood who share their homes and love with 50 kids in an amazing real life story.  They are conveying one simple message: Everyone can make a difference in the life of a child. Go to Parents Magazine to read their story.  
Reference: Parents Magazine



    “I want it to be like surfing on raindrops.” ~Doug Coors

Throughout its history, many have seen surfing as more than a sport. It’s an opportunity to harness the waves, relax, and leave daily routines behind, but surfing hasn’t been for everyone…until now.

Wavegarden and Doug Coors, CEO of NLand Surf Park have released plans to build the first public Wavegarden in North America.  After a 15-year journey to discover a wave technology that mimics a perfect break, Coors’s dream is now a reality. The rural property is the size of nine football fields and is located in Austin, Texas.

NLand Surf Park will be the only inland surfing destination in North America for surfers and wave sport enthusiasts from novices to world-class competitors. The lagoon will feature one, four and perfectly tubing six foot waves every 60 seconds with a lengthy surfing experience of 35 seconds per wave. Created in conjunction with the Spanish engineering firm Wavegarden, widely regarded as a leader in wave technology, both companies are dedicated to environmental stewardship in lockstep with ocean surfing. Even in the most challenging drought conditions, the lagoon will be self-sustaining with rainwater. Opening in 2016.

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References: NLand Surf Park and Wavegarden