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

This is Foster Care

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, Fiction, Writing

Chasing Dreams – Book Anniversary

One year ago today, my novel was published. It was a long time coming. I started writing this book so long ago. Like all of us, as we grow and change over the years, it changed too. But it was always about family, adoption, and love. To celebrate the anniversary of finally chasing my dreams… Continue reading Chasing Dreams – Book Anniversary

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

Dreams, This is Foster Care

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

This is Foster Care

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

Books, Dreams, Fiction

Huge Sale!

My novel, Chasing Hope, is on sale! The Kindle version is 80% off and the paperback version is 50% off! The sale is for a limited time only. Find the book, here. You can read what some of my readers have said here, here, or here. To read excerpts, go here, here & here.    … Continue reading Huge Sale!