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 →

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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 →

Absent affection

Squishy, warm, Firm, distant, Stiff, awkward, Warm, tight, Quick, side arm, Energetic, tight, Clingy, sweaty. Each person feels different. Strange and uncomfortable; Sensations I am not used to. New strangers, New feelings. They make me feel Happy and loved; Feelings I am not used to. Unloved and unworthy; Those are comfortable. Time. I will need... Continue Reading →

Outdoor Challenges

Spring is finally here! We've started going outdoors after dinner to enjoy the sun and play in the backyard.   Soon we will start outdoor soccer and going to the park after dinner.   We have more energy in the sun but it also tuckers the kids out when they play outside. This spring I am challenging... Continue Reading →

Hospitals are NOT Daycares

My grandbaby is in the hospital.  (Yes, my young looking self is a grandmother!)  I was there all day with him yesterday.  His mother (my daughter in law) has been with him day and night since he went in last week.   Her mother has been with him.  Her friends have been with him.   Baby TJ... Continue Reading →

Grandparents vs Grandparents

Grandparenting today can look very different from one family to the next.  Some children grow up having relationships with their grandparents, great grandparents and even great-great grandparents.  To other families who started later in life, this may sound impossible as their parents are much older and their grandparents are in their 80’s by the time... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Disappointment

Today I am disappointed.  There's no going around it.   I had made plans but viruses have their own minds and plans.   We were all packed to go visit friends for a few days but my gut was saying none of the kids were healthy enough to make the trip so guess who else was disappointed?... Continue Reading →

Want to build self-esteem?

Many moms over the years have asked how to build their child's self esteem.   My number one answer is lifebook.  My number two is one on one time.  Number three is find out their love language and fill it! Today I want to focus on the first.....lifebooking.   Don't panic and run to the scrapbook store.  ... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Infants

Every time someone finds out that one of the babies I have with me is a foster child, I usually hear the same thing......I could never say goodbye. Oh let me tell you it can be pretty awful.  Every time I say I'm never going to take another baby.  The pain, loss and grief is... Continue Reading →

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