Is anybody out there? Just making sure, because it's been nearly two months since the last time I published a blog post. I always say that a lot has been happening but when I say that I really mean it! So I guess I will take advantage of this social distancing/quarantine due to the COVID-19… Continue reading Hello?
I'm sure we have all heard the phrase "it takes a village" when it comes to raising children, mainly because it's entirely too true. As a child of divorced parents, the meaning behind this phrase came into play several times throughout my childhood. I was being raised by my Grandparents, with the help of my… Continue reading It Takes a Village
"Are you crazy?" I just have to laugh now when people ask us that question, because in all honesty the answer is yes. We are absolutely bat-shit crazy, but we're also happy so I guess it's a matter of picking and choosing your battles. As Josh and I were sitting at the table yesterday discussing… Continue reading The One Where We Take A Respite Placement
On January 7th 2020, I really tried to write a blog post- I swear! I was so pleased with myself thinking: "Wow you have extra time to be productive? You're writing a post and it hasn't been two weeks or more? You go girl!" I was hype, but then I realized that not much happened… Continue reading MAINTAIN
It has been a week- let me tell ya! As excited as I was for Christmas to come this year, I was more excited for it to be over. I am just drained. Our household was hit by a "super cold" (as I've been calling it), even the littlest one. Christmas Day consisted of us… Continue reading A New Year
"You guys have a bunk bed right?" One of the first things said to me after returning home from a very long appointment with L's birth mother and a venting session with Joshua which ended with "Ya done?" as he creeped down the the basement to escape from me. As I am setting my bag… Continue reading ANOTHER, placement?
I have been asked that question hundreds of times by now. If you've been reading my blog, then you'll know that there is a story from my childhood that has led me to become a foster Mother. However, recently when asked I simply reply "why not?" I mean in all honesty, that's the real answer… Continue reading “What made You want to do that?”
Hello everyone! I am writing to you from the other side of having a two year old daughter and it feels...tiring. I've always been huge into birthdays, celebrating them with a bang and going all out, leaving no exceptions with our baby girl. I've spent the last six weeks planning this elaborate tea party for… Continue reading On the Other Side of 2
Tomorrow is Joshua and my nine year anniversary. It has been 9 years, since 15 year old Josh pulled me aside at the end of our high school day and asked if I would officially be his girlfriend. His friends, Jason and Kevin went through all the stops, taking my best friend at the time,… Continue reading 9 Years
I've been in my feelings this last week for a few reasons, but everyone in our household is still healing from the events of last week. S is still struggling with the things that are out of her control. Her parents choices, the idea of not going home this time and overall how it all… Continue reading Life’s a Dumpster