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Covid School care at the Parks

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School is a lifesaver for a few parents because it’s a safe place for your child to be that is usually free.

The week before Darla started school I realized she wasn’t going to get into the free after school care and I had to hunt. I was so lucky that someone suggested I called Los Angeles City recreation and Parks and talk to Juchelle. she agreed to come in on a Saturday so my daughter could meet her and feel comfortable going with her after school.

5 years later we are still using the parks religiously. (Not the original park because the Humphreys Park in Pacoima is where she got a black eye and they took no accountability for it other than a phone call to me.) I just signed her up for Delano’s Park so that she can be there from 8:00 to 6:00 and do her school work.

She would rather do camp Kaleidoscope at Northridge but that one is $150 a week. So that’s $300 for two weeks and $600 for a month and I just can’t afford that.

But I am so grateful to know that she will be with adults and have food and care provided to her so that I can work without worry.

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August 28, 2020 at 7:55 pm

Darla’s Fabric Designs

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If you have made anything with her/our fabrics, pay a photo and tag us as ” @darlasdollars ” on Twitter.

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August 28, 2020 at 5:44 am

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Designing Darla – a Pandemic Pastime

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To entertain ourselves and keep focus off the news : we have been drawing.

I have been looking for outlets for this art and remembered I had stumbled across Spoonflower in 2014. I popped some pictures in there and printed them out as samples which were mailed to me.

Our friend, Sally Roten, had started sewing and selling face masks at http://www.gomaskurself.com. I took the opportunity to take fabric over to her for perusing and using.

Well, it seems people like my artwork and Darla’s art too. We are on track to earn $200 a month in commissions.



Cruise over and tell us what you think.

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August 15, 2020 at 11:34 pm

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4th grade starts today

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August 12, 2020 at 3:03 pm

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