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'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
I finally got my computer back! My Mom was borrowing it over the weekend so she could do some orientation training's for the job she just got and of course I've been dying to write that entire time. The month of August is always of significant importance to me. For some reason, something astronomical almost… Continue reading Let me Tell you About my Best Friend
There are so many aspects to raising children that you don't think about until you're there. The most important part that I'm learning now is all about how. When Estelle was first born I spent a lot of my time thinking to myself "what the hell am I doing?" The first few weeks postpartum I… Continue reading Roots
I mean, really though. I feel as though I have consistently been an avid recycler. (I try my best anyway) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, am I right? The 3 R's that were instilled in us as children and carried on by most of us into our adulthood. However, I'm coming to realize that a lot of… Continue reading Why is it so Damn Hard to Recycle?
Oh man, I know my family is sick of hearing me talk about my most recent dream. I have been obsessing for a few weeks now and I decided to make one big post to get it all out of my system. Growing up I changed what I wanted to be probably a million times.… Continue reading Outlining my Dream
I realized that it's been a little longer than I would have liked since the last time I wrote, but that's Motherhood for you. The only things I can keep to a schedule are official appointments and even then I run a little late. This past weekend was a disconnect from all of that and… Continue reading Crickets
We have had a lot of opportunity, with the addition of children to our lives, to develop our parenting styles. Josh is the laid back Dad, he will be firm and serious when he needs to be but he is generally the "pushover". Which isn't necessarily a bad thing however, I've learned that S (and… Continue reading Saying No
I am a firm believe in fate. There are so many times that I have been tested in my life, things have happened that just make me laugh because it all seems too specific. I've often joked that someone out there has a voodoo doll of me and keeps inflicting bad luck upon my life… Continue reading Everything Happens for a Reason
While Josh and I were going through our licensing process I was sure to gain as much knowledge as I could about getting our first placement. I read books and blogs, joined Facebook groups and followed many Instagram accounts. I read about other foster parents experiences with different age groups and tried my best to… Continue reading Accepting Placements