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?
"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
"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'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
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
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
Within the foster care community there is a lot of controversy about the idea of "foster to adopt". There's one side that believes that no one should get into foster care with the hopes to adopt the children that come into their home. The opposing side believes that people should hold onto hope when it… Continue reading Foster to Adopt
How is today the last day of May? This month was one of the busiest for us, especially this last week. Some days it was multiple appointments, some days it was multiple appointments plus music classes PLUS play rehearsal. It has just been crazy, but I'm relieved to have a minute to myself today. One… Continue reading May 31st
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