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Navigating COVID 19 With Your Family

Fall is here and I am reflecting on how fast our lives have changed in the past few months. We are living in uncertain times being quarantined in our homes and/or also using social distancing. A lot of you are feeling isolated, wondering how to maintain your finances, and manage your children at the same time.

What if you could have access to life’s challenges and business support whenever you wanted?

Because of my unique background of being a certified life coach and career strategist with over 30 years

of work experience between the fields of business and education, I am equipped to help you handle

the complexities of life right now involving your family life and your career challenges.

When we work together people feel encouraged and find strategies to help them maintain a positive mindset which is crucial to their business, health, and relationship success.

It is my great desire to be a source of encouragement to you. If you are struggling and exhausted,

I would like to invite you to schedule a time on my calendar so we can talk about a career/life management strategy tailored to you and your family.

You can schedule a time to talk here:

If you would like, we can schedule a virtual in-person meeting, just let me know by sending me an email at

Please take a look at the COVID 19 Toolkit I have put together for you below.

Sending you peace and blessings!

COVID 19 Toolkit

If you think you or someone you love has COVID 19:

Here are 55 ideas for what to say to encourage your children:

Build Confidence! 55 Positive Things To Say To Your Child

For preschool children through 2nd grade, I invite you to visit

I have free coloring pages there along with my books on children’s health. Children also love making

their own Sammy with Pom-poms and googly eyes.

For the parents of Children K-8. You will find printable packs of formal lessons in Reading and Math here:

For families who need activities to keep the fun going, try this list of 110 to choose from:

Here is a site with great games for kids:

If you have a small business and are struggling during this time, Mike Michalowicz is offering this recession proofing advice:

LifeSkills Academie is Recognized by Parenting 2.0

I am very excited to announce that Sandi MacCalla, the Founder of LifeSkills Academiehas been designated as a Global Presence Ambassador by Parenting 2.0 for her pioneering work in the area of social skills. As the world becomes more complex, we are all in need of a good foundation regarding social skills. It has become increasingly important for children to learn the life skills they need to navigate the world and flourish in their endeavors.

You can test your own Life Skills by clicking here on Life Skills Report Card.  As a teacher and author of Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Market  where children learn good nutrition choices, I am so pleased to be part of LifeSkills Academie where we make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.

You can find out more about Parenting2.0 here.


At Sammy the Centipede Books, we always have something new in the works. Right now, listen to the interview with Maria Luchsinger on KKNW 1150 AM at the Natural Choice Network.

Maria Luchsinger talked about children’s health and how Sammy the Centipede Books can educate children about health topics on Radio Station KKNW 1150. Click here for the interview at The books are available on Amazon and

Get your free Parent’s Guide to Raising a Happy and Confident Child Worksheet when you visit. There are also coloring pages available.