Why take in teens?

Think back to when you were 15.   I bet you were worried about zits, your clothes, your homework, driving, your friends, your dating life, your friends dating lives, your future.  Most of us were not worried about packing up all our belongings and moving to another foster home. One of the major worries for teens... Continue Reading →

Birth Mother’s Day

I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day on Sunday. While most mothers and children love to celebrate mothers I know there are many who do not.   Some even dread the holiday.   How do you explain to your teacher that your mother is in jail, in rehab or simply abandoned you?   How do you cope with... Continue Reading →

The Many Hellos

Many people wonder what it must be like to welcome a new foster child.   This account is specifically for new foster parents, waiting foster parents or anyone interested in learning more about what foster parents do. Before any foster parent gets a call for a placement, they will have had to go through much training... Continue Reading →

Testing, Testing 1,2,3

One of the hardest parts of being a mom is when your child is in pain.   One of the hardest things a child will have to reconcile is why your mom would allow pain. Mother's are supposed to protect and prevent injury to their children but what if the very things designed to help your... Continue Reading →

Take Time for Pleasure

I am definitely not a fan of the mantra "Do whatever makes you happy" because so many people do that at the expense of others.   Selfish ambition.   "I want this and I don't care who I hurt to get it."   Nope that's not the idea here at all. What I'm talking about is taking time... Continue Reading →

Fundraising Failure

In Canada, May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month.   November is diabetes, osteoporosis and lung disease awareness month.  March is kidneys, liver, colon, epilepsy, and Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.   February is black history and heart and stroke month.  April is autism, oral health, Parkinson and IBS month.   Are you getting the picture? Every month except August... Continue Reading →

Is your marriage happy?

Would you agree??? I do!  My favourite place is snuggled under his shoulder, sitting beside him in the car or cuddling with him pretty much anywhere. I'm pretty sure that's a good sign in couples married over 20 years.  I know of some who don't want to be in the same room together.   Of course... Continue Reading →

Are you the bully or the bullied?

The definition of bullying is when a person or a group of people repeatedly do something on purpose to make someone else feel hurt, sad, excluded, scared or embarrassed where there is an imbalance of power. Guess what? I have bullied and been bullied.   You probably have experienced both as well.  All of my kids... Continue Reading →

Make Your Circle

Amazing how our moods can change when surrounded by friends. The other day.... feeling blah.   Invited friends over for games night......feeling happy, giggly, excited and just downright joyful. The next day....feeling blah.   Moody teenagers got the best of me, couldn't go to family celebrations because some of the kids were sick, and nothing much to... Continue Reading →

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