Posts by Carol Steegman:

‘This is how I saved my life’: Carol Steegman on Getting Ahead

April 17, 2019 Published by

I am from Arlington, Ohio, which is part of Hancock County in the northwestern part of the state. I took Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World classes from June to August, 2011. It still feels like it was yesterday. In Getting Ahead, we did a very extensive look at our…

Forgotten Rainbow

April 1, 2014 Published by

The Wizard of Oz was always a favorite of mine as a kid, and, to this day, I see similarities in my own story. I always felt that my life before the trip down the yellow brick road into poverty was so “perfect.” I feel like the tornado hit my…

I Am Here

October 25, 2013 Published by

By Carol Steegman Today my girls and I moved into our house. No—correction—our HOME! I am now sitting on our “new to us” sofa watching my girls watch a movie. I cannot begin to tell you how this makes me feel. I have yearned for this day, prayed for this…

Getting Ahead–Getting Over A Dip in My Road

July 25, 2013 Published by

By Carol Steegman Hello, everyone! The past week has been a trying one for me! Trying to remember how far I have come in all the mess. I am a single mom raising two daughters. Not only that, but they both have disabilities, and their fathers are not usually present…

Getting Ahead–Next Steps in Life’s Journey

June 27, 2013 Published by

By Carol Steegman Here it is, time for graduations: preschool, kindergarten, high school, college. Just as amazing and heartfelt have been the two Getting Ahead (GA) graduations I have attended in the past few weeks. As a GA grad myself, these graduations brought back all the emotions of accomplishment and…