Family

It Takes a Village

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

Foster Care

The One Where We Take A Respite Placement

"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

Foster Care

“What made You want to do that?”

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?”

Family, Foster Care

Some Foster Care Things

It's been a little while since I've written a dedicated foster care post, I realized. When I first started this blog I thought I would have more to say about it on a day to day basis, but I guess I haven't until now. On that note, I haven't had much time for much of… Continue reading Some Foster Care Things

Mom-Guilt, Sustainability

Mom Anxiety, A Memoir

In less than 24 hours I am going to be embarking on a journey that I've been waiting for, a few weeks now, my trip to Better Farm. Prior to road trips, vacations, etc. I am always anxiety-ridden. Some times are worse than others, but this specific trip is bringing out some of the strongest… Continue reading Mom Anxiety, A Memoir