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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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The Big Meeting

Twenty years ago, the room may have been nice. But, today it smelled like pee. High above the surrounding streets, we entered the conference room at county social services today. Half the room was floor-to-ceiling glass with ancient vertical blinds. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Trauma Therapy

I’ve been avoiding this post for months. Each time someone says therapy, I’ve wanted to chug Pepto. It’s been a topic that has made my stomach churn. Trauma therapy for us has been the wildest ride in the amusement park … 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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Natural Consequences

When you become a foster parent, you sign a form that states the type of discipline you agree to use in your home. You pretty much forget about that document until the children arrive. The first few days are an … Continue reading

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