Take a Moment

Being a Safe Person for mentors for parents for program directors Aug 11, 2021
We've all heard the term "safety first", and especially while working with horses it's an important rule. At Stable Moments safety does comes first, but it goes much deeper than physical safety....
Continue Reading...
Getting Clear on Your Calling for mentors for parents for program directors May 15, 2021
How many times have you associated your calling with your career? That's okay, we all have. We are conditioned to. Our society focuses so heavily on the "what do you do," question rather than...
Continue Reading...
Dealing with Lying for mentors for parents for program directors Apr 22, 2021
One behavioral response to childhood trauma is lying. Many foster and adoptive parents report lying as being a major problem with their children, and it is important we validate the parents while...
Continue Reading...
Getting Focused for program directors Jan 24, 2021
A top reason why nonprofits fail is their lack of focus. It makes sense, we go into this work with the intention of helping people, and our desire to be of service can inevitably bleed us dry if...
Continue Reading...
Why I'm Hard on Volunteers for mentors for program directors Jan 20, 2021
The brisk air nipped Ava’s cheeks as she jumped out from her foster mom’s car yelling, “Ms. Sandy, I’m here!”
I smiled and walked over to Ava. “Whoa look at...
Continue Reading...
Everyone Gets an A for mentors for parents for program directors Jul 22, 2020
That's right, every single person that walks onto a Stable Moments property gets an A and guess what, they can't lose their A. It doesn't matter if they're a child, a parent or a mentor, they get...
Continue Reading...
Staying "Relationship First" in Isolation for parents for program directors Mar 30, 2020
If you’re like me you have had every thought there is to have about this virus. You have challenged yourself to be positive, help your neighbor, see how you can contribute to our overall...
Continue Reading...
Activities for Littles at the Barn for mentors for program directors Mar 12, 2020
Do you serve itty bittys? There is evidence to suggest that starting programming as young as possible is beneficial to address adverse childhood events. The Stable Moments model serves...
Continue Reading...
3 Common Mistakes Nonprofit Startups Make for mentors for parents for program directors Jan 14, 2020
The attendees who come to the Stable Moments certification trainings are a mixed bag. Some run very successful for profit and/or nonprofit businesses, others are staff at a smaller facility and...
Continue Reading...
Why We Don't Pray for Them for mentors for parents for program directors Jan 06, 2020
You may think this is obvious, especially if you have no religious affiliation at your program but tons of nonprofits have a faith based agenda and a mission founded on spreading the love of God....
Continue Reading...
Trauma Informed Holiday Activities for mentors for parents for program directors Dec 16, 2019
First off, I have to start this post with cultural sensitivity. Never assume a child in foster care celebrates a particular holiday. Even if they are in a home that celebrates a particular...
Continue Reading...
Removed for mentors for parents for program directors Nov 05, 2019
Imagine the police come into the room where you're reading this right now. Imagine they take your personal belongings, your phone and tell you, you have to leave your home. You will be separated...
Continue Reading...