Several of my female students are from single mother households. These girls are spirited, energetic souls living in various states of economic crisis. Mother on disability, a mom who uses drugs, a pseudo mom raising a non-relative daughter, and a mom struggling to find housing, a little mix of life.
Recently we sat down at lunch for girl time. I brought in pizza for lunch. We talked, crafted, shared, and ate. The project at hand was about spending time together. For a few of these girls, quality girl time with other female adults is an often neglected event. They rarely see mom or perhaps have few positive interactions with mom. My friend Sarah joined us as a support. Even as high school students, kids cherish crafts and positive experiences.