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Just a Foster Mom’s POV

It's been awhile since I posted--mostly because we have taken in two extremely needy foster children, and our lives have been so intense lately! From therapy appointments to school schedules and homework, our lives have been turned upside down! These are the first two placements we have agreed to take on for a longer time… Continue reading Just a Foster Mom’s POV

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Letting Go of Control

The heart of man plans his way,     but the Lord establishes his steps--Prov. 16:9. I have two young children plus two foster children living at my house right now, yet my house feels strangely empty. We dropped our nine-year-old daughter off for her first week at sleep-away camp yesterday, and my mama heart beat anxiously… Continue reading Letting Go of Control

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Grumble, Grumble, Grumble

We just came back from a week at the beach. We spent several lovely days splashing in the waves, building castles in the sand, and enjoying time with our cousins. But, sadly, we had to return early when our middle child caught the stomach bug. It wasn't what we had planned, but he was better… Continue reading Grumble, Grumble, Grumble

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Tips to Tame the Tattler

  "Mommy, sister's getting candy!" "Mommy, brother's not staying in his room!" "Mommy, somebody spilled water in the kitchen, but it wasn't me!" All day long, the tattling doesn't stop. My three-year-old is often the one with the loudest voice, but the nine-year-old and six-year-old aren't innocent from tattling themselves. It is something that I… Continue reading Tips to Tame the Tattler

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Who Am I?: Answering the Tough Questions

Who am I? This question is probably one of the most common questions that adopted children ask at some point in their lives. The feelings of insecurity can crop up at the most unexpected moments and leave them filled with questions. At nine years old, my oldest child has been asking those questions for years.… Continue reading Who Am I?: Answering the Tough Questions