This last month of foster care has been hard. Maybe I missed the memo when we started foster care two years ago that our opinions won’t matter a whole lot and what we advocate for a child is nothing but curlicues of smoke. It’s a broken system and a broken world. Some cases are so complex […]
Feeding children in foster care can be a tricky endeavor. You and I take food for granted. It will be there when we wake up, when we are hungry for a mid-morning snack, and will have a table-full at dinner. We look at food as something to be enjoyed and shared around a table with loved […]
Dear Child Protective Services Social Worker, I know that recently I have voiced frustrations directed at you, at your department, at your system. I do not walk in your shoes and I do not know all that you go through on a daily basis at your job. I do not know all the demands, all […]
I’ve concluded that a person will never reach the Seasoned Parent title because even when your oldest is 18, you’ve never experienced what it is like to parent an adult child. Every day is new in the journey of parenting. Just when I think I’ve got this thing figured out, one of my kids throws me […]
The holidays are upon us and many are trying to bring good cheer to others. I have had a few people in my community asking what they can do to help foster children or foster families. I am so glad they asked! I have compiled a list of ideas of how foster families could be served […]
I do not intend for this blog to be a list of How-Tos, Three-Step Processes, or Check Lists.