2 MEAL MAGIC

Don't worry this article isn't about left overs!   Most of my family refuse to eat leftovers. I haven't written a lot lately as I have truly been very busy.   We took in a 15 year old into our family at the beginning of the summer and for all of you who foster, you know how... Continue Reading →

Finding Peace

This is my view tonight. As I lay here in the pool, the word peace came to mind.  I was overwhelmed by how calm I felt and how peaceful it is.   After 8pm, after the 3 littles are in bed, after the teens are all organized with their evening plans.   Quiet.  Peaceful. Got... Continue Reading →

Summer Clean Challenge

Cleaning? I would rather be at the beach or at least cleaning the pool! I love a clean house and I do need to clean when I'm upset but cleaning isn't usually on the top of my summer fun list.   I'm pretty sure it's not on anyone's summer fun list. The problem is....  ... Continue Reading →

Feeding 12 tonight!

I don't write about food.   I'm definitely not a food blogger by any means but once in a while I post yummy meals that my kids love on Facebook and people are always asking for recipes. BBQ chicken pizza is our kids favourite.   As I made it tonight I knew that this is one of... Continue Reading →

Daddy Protect Yourself

The other day, I chatted with a brand new foster Momma. They are about to take in a teen girl.   First placement.   Brave you say?   I say trusting.   They are trusting the strength of their family and community to make it work.   They trust their skills as parents.   They... Continue Reading →

Ergo Magic

How does one make dinner with a cranky 25 pound baby who wants to be picked up? A few months ago (okay more like 7), I found the Moby wrap stopped working. I love the long stretchy fabric and it works so well for newborns and small infants. It just doesn't hold up to 20lb... Continue Reading →

20 adopted children

This spring I was able to attend an adoption and foster parent conference in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.   It was so great to be in a place where everyone you meet is in the same phase of life as you.  No one blinked when I answered their question of "How many kids do you have?".   There... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Presidents and Orphans

This week the word welcome has really made me think. This week was the first time we struggled to find places for people to sleep and had to say no to a sleepover for one of our kids because all our beds were full and we already had all the extra mattresses and two cots... Continue Reading →

Foster Siblings

The Ups and Downs of Foster Siblings  By Jessie I am almost ten years old.   I have always had lots and lots of foster siblings since I was a baby.   I was a foster child when I was a baby but my parents adopted me and my sister.   There are good things and bad things... Continue Reading →

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