How to River Float on the Grand River

People are looking for fun ways to explore and spend time outdoors this summer that can still be social distanced from others.   Tubing is a perfect family outing.   This post will include everything you need to know about tubing and also tips and a map for tubing down the Grand River in Paris and Brantford,... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Gluten Free

I have been eating gluten free for 7 years now. I get asked a lot of questions and I’ve helped many GF newbies to find the good stuff. Everyone who eats gluten free knows what I mean. There are quite a few products which either taste like rice or like sand. Many gf products are... Continue Reading →

You really want to know what it takes to say goodbye?

Another goodbye.  Our little Math Boy who has lived with us since January is moving out tomorrow to live with kin.  These are the days that most people would say are the main reason why they wouldn't consider fostering. Moving a child out who has lived with you even for a month is hard.   I'm... Continue Reading →

The Other Side of Isolation

Our children are loving this time.   They have their parents full attention.   We have nothing on the calendar except playtime; all day, everyday.   We play all kinds of  board games, we do crafts, we've gone on many hikes, we play in the backyard.  We are building them a new playset.  They are having the best... Continue Reading →

Hiking for Courage

Today I’m taking a break from my Play Therapy posts and posting about something else completely:  bravery, courage & independence in women.Today we are isolated just like the rest of the world.  The only thing we can really do is hike.   So every morning we pack up and dress for the cold weather and we... Continue Reading →

Life’s A Game (Play Therapy #5)

This series of articles involve play therapy.  The names and genders of the people involved change from article to article to protect the identity of those in therapy. The children in these play therapy sessions are between 6 and 10. This week in play therapy, we learned some games to help our child calm the... Continue Reading →

The Green Square (Play Therapy #4)

This series of articles involve play therapy.  The names and genders of the people involved change from article to article to protect the identity of those in therapy. The children in these play therapy sessions are between 6 and 10. In my last post I ended with the game we play at the end of... Continue Reading →

The Feeling Cup (Play therapy #3)

This series of articles involve play therapy.  The names and genders of the people involved change from article to article to protect the identity of those in therapy. The children in these play therapy sessions are between 6 and 10.  These articles are by no means a replacement for good play therapy.   They are just... Continue Reading →

Lizard Brain (Play therapy #2)

This series of articles involve play therapy.  The names and genders of the people involved change from article to article to protect the identity of those in therapy. The children in these play therapy sessions are between 6 and 10. Our play therapist (we'll call him Bob) brought out a bucket of playdoh and a... Continue Reading →

the Good Parents

Foster - verb (used with object) 1.  to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage: to foster new ideas. 2.  to bring up, raise, or rear, as a foster child. 3.  to care for or cherish. These are the definitions and I love them so much.   Think about all these things when you... Continue Reading →

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