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
"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?”
It has been a stressful weekend, to say the least. S had a bit of a relapse in her feelings and stability this last week, which snowballed into some things that I'd rather not get too into detail about. Let's just say that the worst feeling of all is seeing your child in such deep… Continue reading Coffee Chats
Am I the only one who finds themselves holding onto the people who push you away the most? The people who give you every reason to not hold on to them? I'm sure I'm not. I feel like I'm surrounded by them. For some reason or another, the Universe has dropped these specimens of human… Continue reading xx Toxic xx
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
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
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