The economy is having a profound effect on families - especially single-parent families struggling with survival. Today's news brought me the story of an Albuquerque, New Mexico mother who suffocated her adorable 3-year-old child. She then buried him in the sand on a playground. The mother and child were homeless and had been sleeping in a park after having been thrown out of two homes. The sad story is found here on Albuquerque's's Channel 9 & 10 News
It is so important if you know someone skating on the edge of disaster that you call child protection services. The Michigan contact numbers are here. If you live outside of Michigan and cannot find the number, call your local police agency and ask.