I’ve been tracking this incredible experience for 36 days and I hope you enjoy it here! This is our mama bird. Let’s call her Anna. I had a bur up my butt to trim back the over growing vines on the side fence. I don’t have proper pruning shears so I was gnawing at the thinner […]
We’ve entered the phase commonly referred to as the “Terrible Twos.” The age of the power struggle and asserting one’s rights while simultaneously having zero self-control and no clue how to manage all these Very Big feelings. Other mamas often say about their own children, “Oh he knows exactly what he’s doing.” Having a son … Continue reading Your Worst Micro-Managing Nightmare or Just a Toddler?
Before becoming a foster parent I, as most do, had many preconceived notions about the “BioParents”. I assumed their children were removed because they’re drug addicts and criminals, they have no parenting skills, their pregnancy wasn’t planned, they didn’t want their kids to begin with and they certainly didn’t love them. After all, if they … Continue reading Unlikely Mother’s Day Tribute – To The BioMom of a Foster Child
My husband isn’t so great at the gift-giving occasions. Turns out he get’s so overwhelmed by the thought and idea of what to get and how to plan that he stands completely still and does nothing. This counts for all gift-giving occasions. Including, but not limited to, my birthday, Valentines Day, Christmas, especially Valentines Day … Continue reading Why I Don’t Want Anything For Mother’s Day
As I mentioned in Part 1, the following are my descriptions of the different phases, cycles, and moods of my particular Bipolar Disorder. I wrote this many years ago, perhaps while Manic... I can’t remember. The intention was for it to help loved ones of those with bipolar understand a little better what they're going … Continue reading Bipolar – Part 2: Anxiety, Super Mania and really not all that depressed after all
Many years ago I wrote down my "description" of being Bipolar. My intention was to put into words what I saw and felt so those around me could better understand it. Then I shoved it in a digital junk drawer and didn't actually share it with anyone. I had big plans for the piece.... A little history: … Continue reading Bipolar – Part 1: Little Black Rain Cloud Tattoos, the word “normal” and other things you should know
Infertility makes you question a lot of really unanswerable parts of life. You question your body, your faith, your purpose in life, your purpose as a woman. You ask why you can’t and why others can. You ask how the baby gods choose. What’s their algorithm? You wonder what you have to do. You wonder … Continue reading The Answer to the Unanswerables of Infertility
“I would love to foster, but I could never do that. Raise a child in my home and then possibly have it removed from me. That would break my heart. I just couldn’t handle it.” I’ve said it myself and I’ve heard it a million times. I’ve even said the words, “I’m just not that … Continue reading Breaking Through the Fear of Fostering