The Daycare Dream

Farahnaz watched a movie of a woman who had a daycare and she really enjoyed it. When she was 18 she began to work for Iran’s government. She hated her life and specifically her job so in 2004, at the...

Rene Marino and Micah Marino

Rene Secilia Marino (68) speaks with her son, Micah Marino (29), about some life experiences that have prepared them for the pandemic of COVID-19. Secilia talks about the loss of her job as a preschool teacher and Micah talks about...

Irresponsible Daycare

I'm interviewing my brother about an incident that happened with his son at this irresponsible day care facility they took him to.

Anna Paloma Williams and Luz Kenyon

Anna Paloma Williams (32) asks her mother, Luz Kenyon (58), about what life was like for her as she immigrated to the United States from Mexico and raised her children in a new country. They also discuss the female role...

Clarke Weigle and Joan Weigle

Clarke Weigle (63) shares a conversation with his mother, Joan Weigle (92), about Joan’s childhood, her mother and father, her husband, her children, and her career.

Tonya Whatley and Lisa McKenzie

Tonya Whately (56) has a conversation with her sister, Lisa Whately McKenzie (53), about losing her 2-year-old grandson to an accidental opioid overdose. The sisters also talk about their relationship and their faith.

David Lafazia & Ann Martin

David began his career in social work at The Mount right out of college. His godmother was on the board and helped his get his job. His family connections to The Mount run deep. His daughters both attended the daycare...

Patricia Szabo & Charlene Boyd

Patricia shares stories about her time at The Mount. She started as a teacher in the intergenerational daycare and ended her career as director of special events where she oversaw the O'Christmas tree events She also talks about the time...

Yvonne Kai Anderson and Jolene Marie Zipp

Friends Yvonne Kai Anderson (38) and Jolene Marie Zipp (40) talk about motherhood, building community during the pandemic, and Yvonne's founding of Tiny Hikes and Adventures, a playgroup in Las Vegas.

Jackie Lujan and Yolanda Avila

Yolanda Avila (67) sits down with her friend and mentee, Jackie Lujan (34), to talk about their shared community, the Southeast district of Colorado Springs. They discuss how Jackie was able to start a daycare business in the community and...

Brooke Johnson and Kurtis Haynes

One Small Step partners Brooke Johnson (31) and Kurtis Haynes (58) have a conversation about rebelling from their Christian homes, the complexities of personal responsibility, and the need for government investment in children's developmental years.