Memorial Day Weekend

We wish you a Happy, Fun, Safe, Memorial Weekend as we remember those who have sacrificed themselves fighting for our Country.

From Ark Homes to you,

Thank You,

 

 

 

Posted by Cristina

Fun Ideas for a Rainy Day

It has been raining a lot these past few days in SoCal. Personally I love the rain but it can get in the way of doing outside activities with friends and family. So today I will be giving a few fun ideas of what you can do on a rainy day.

Reading!

If plans were cancelled because of the rain, there is no better time to prepare yourself a hot drink, get settled in a comfortable area and pick up a book you’ve been wanting to read. Likewise if you have children, read together or do some story telling.

At Home Cinema

Make pop-corn at home, prepare some snacks, grab some blankets, or even build a fort and enjoy watching movies at home!

Board-games and Card games

If you have  games such as monopoly, mancala, uno, exploding kittens, sorry! etc, these would be fun ideas to spend some fun time with family on a rainy day!

Baking!

There is no better day to do some baking on a cold day! Bake some muffins or cookies together as a family, and the house will also become nice and warm.

 

These were just a few ideas and I’m sure there are plenty more! What do you like to do on rainy days?

 

 

Posted by Cristina

National Foster Care Month 2019

Here at Ark Homes we are always striving to do our best for our kids in placement. Our main goal for our children is reunification with their families if possible.

Children are the future, foster children are part of that future.

This month we want to acknowledge all the kids that are currently in the system by celebrating Foster Care month. We would also like to thank the families who are making it possible for these kids to live a more happy, stable life.

Thank you

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-foster-care-month-2019/

Posted by Cristina

Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Here at Ark we acknowledge that mental health is very important. We would like to acknowledge those who maybe suffering with any mental illness. Mental health topics should not be stigmatized. According to NAMI 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition; According to the school of social work at Cal State San Bernardino children in California between 12-17 have experienced at least one major depressive episode within the last 12 months.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness we assure you there is hope and there is happiness. Consider talking to a professional therapist, counselor, or doctor. They may be able to give you resources you need. For California there is AB895 to help younger individuals to receive the help they need. Flyer 1

Hoping everyone has lovely weekend.

Posted by Cristina

Book of the Month

A good book I recently read and would recommend you to read (especially if you like YA and Historical Fiction) is Enchantée by Gita Trelease.

This book is a Historical Fiction that takes place in France 1789 shortly before the French Revolution. The story follows Camille Durbonne who was born a magician. She works hard to provide for her younger sister Sofia after their parents died of small pox. After the death of their parents obtaining income is difficult and their older brother spends all their money on drinking and gambling. After having enough of her brothers antics Camille kicks out her brother but was unsuccessful as he took everything of value including money for rent .

Camille is forced to rely more heavily on her magic and dark magic to go the castles of Versailles. Here she gambles using magic in attempt to make a better life for herself and her sister. Camille becomes addicted to the life of gambling, high society and struggles to maintain two identities especially when conflict arises with her love interest. There are consequences for using magic which puts Camille in a life threatening situation.

This is a good book and I definitely would recommend anyone to read it especially if they like this genre.

(There will be a sequel of the book coming out in 2020!!!)

Posted by Cristina

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Ark Homes FFA! We hope you enjoy your Easter weekend and that it is packed with fun activities with your friends and family! Although Easter represents the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter also represents rebirth, spring, and new beginnings. Take time this weekend to enjoy all of the new life and opportunities to come!

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Welcome to Ark Homes FFA Blog!

Hello and Welcome to the Ark Homes FFA blog! Here you will see weekly updates we make ranging from informational articles, to books, to fun activities you can do with your family! We hope you will stick around! 😊

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