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Timing, ICWA, Tantrums and Waiting

It’s a hodgepodge day. 1. Timing. Yesterday, I received a reminder of God’s perfect timing. Right in the middle of Older One’s fourth or fifth major meltdown of the weekend, I received a text. A good friend wanted to let … Continue reading

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Sometimes I wonder

Right now, they’re poking their fingers in the dirt beneath a crepe myrtle tree at the park by our house. A moment ago, they were running free on the great lawn beside the playground. As the warm May sun filters … Continue reading

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Parenting With Purpose

I resisted the urge about an hour ago to go to my son’s pre-school on my lunch break. It’s only about 15 minutes away and I hear that he’s having a really rough day… again. I want to yank him … Continue reading

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Eeyore or Plastic?

I’ve come to dread the question, “How are you all doing?”  I have a feeling many of my fellow foster parents can agree. For me, it starts the internal debate on which answer should I give.  Depending on the day, honesty … Continue reading

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Home Visits and A Surprise

Once a month, the routine is set. I leave work at 3:30 to be in the terrible carpool line at Older One’s school by 3:55. Then, I sit and wait. Finally, the line creeps up to the curb and he … Continue reading

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