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 →

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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 →

An Hour to Myself!

This post contains affiliate links to the books on Amazon.  Just click on the book titles and you will be redirected to the Amazon.ca site. Every mom just knew exactly what that exclamation point was for!   As a mother with 7 kids at home right now, this rarely happens.   If everyone else is in school,... Continue Reading →

Fears of Adoptive Parents

Today I had a fantastic conversation with an adoption worker.   She's been in the field for many years.   I told her that I was working on an e-book called "Working with Birth Families".   She was delighted at the idea and asked why I thought more foster and adoptive parents have such a difficult time working... Continue Reading →

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