Parenting, This is Foster Care

Rejecting Pinterest Perfect

My son's 7th birthday was last weekend. I am a first time mom at 42. My life is filled with firsts these days. He has been with me for a handful of months. He may be with me forever. I don't know what his life held before he entered mine - except in small bits… Continue reading Rejecting Pinterest Perfect

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Healthy Attachment

My son's last day of school was more than a week ago. On the 7th, I was there for his end of year awards, which I shared about, here. The following day, I left work to pick him up at 3:30. When I arrived in the parking lot of the school, I realized there was… Continue reading Healthy Attachment

Dreams, This is Foster Care

First Grade – Kiddo Update

Today was my kiddo's first grade awards & end of year party. He has been so excited about it all week. Yes, he asks about the last day of school. But he also asked how many days until the 7th. He came to my bedroom door at 6:15 this morning, knocking loudly. I thought something… Continue reading First Grade – Kiddo Update

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Trauma Mama

I haven't provided much in the way of foster care updates on the blog. I've been trying to figure out the balance between privacy and what I want so badly to write about (because that's what writers do). I have a private Facebook group of family and some friends. In that group I share some… Continue reading Trauma Mama

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Life with a Six Year Old Boy

My foster son is so very smart. He's also a six-year old boy. Which means he says and does gross things and he almost never stops moving. Luckily, I have a high tolerance for sometimes gross boy behavior (see working with a couple hundred Marines every day for 8 years). He also has a lot… Continue reading Life with a Six Year Old Boy

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The Kid’s Room

From an Instagram post last night: The door to the "kid's room" has been closed quite a bit. I've been trying to keep Abby from adopting another bed as her own. This week has been a long week. I haven't been feeling well for days. By the time I got through Thursday evening's first walk-through… Continue reading The Kid’s Room

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Foster Care Adventures – Part Two

October 2015, a little guy hung around at work, for a week or so. On Wednesday of that week, he "helped" me work. He sat on my lap, we hung out with friends, and then he played with my calculator & drew with my pens. He feel asleep there at my desk, in my arms,… Continue reading Foster Care Adventures – Part Two

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Dreams, This is Foster Care

Hear My Prayer

I spent some time on Sunday reading the profiles of waiting children. These are the kids who are waiting to be adopted - their parent's rights, now terminated. Through thirteen pages of results, I was struck at not only how simple their hopes and requests were, but by the handful of children who do not… Continue reading Hear My Prayer