Marriage. It’s incredibly hard. It’s beautiful. It’s fun. It’s all the things. I love my marriage. As a child of divorce, I knew I wanted my marriage to last. I needed it to but I little did I know how much work went into having a healthy, long-lasting marriage. I got married very young. I… Continue reading Marriage+Counseling
Things are different now. Foster Care has taken a pause in our lives and we are transitioning to the feeling of permanency in our home now that Ahngel’s adoption is finalized. We can all officially move forward without the involvement of so many people checking in along with the weekly meetings. We can create a… Continue reading One Day at A Time
My son gave me permission to share this with you. It’s a glimpse of what last year was like for us and where we are now. I hope this encourages you wherever you are in the midst of this holiday season. The holidays are especially hard for some. Sometimes the Christmas season can remind people… Continue reading Holidays, Hardship, & Hope
I used to think that my children’s behavior were a direct reflection in how well I was doing as a parent. This became very evident to me when my younger boys were very little and I would take them on outings. Our outings mostly consisted of frequent trips to target, Chickfila, or the park. I… Continue reading What is a "Good Mom" Anyways?
I wrote this last spring when I was in a really hard place. If you find yourself in a similar place I hope it encourages you. You are not alone. Everyone struggles. It’s okay to not be okay. I was reminded of this at a counseling appointment last week. It has stuck with me and… Continue reading Allow Yourself to Feel
My hands are clammy. My heart is racing. I want to take “flight” in this moment. I don’t like this feeling. My anger lingering; my joy dissipating. His too. We’ve been here before. This tug of war. This battle. He’s got one end of the rope. I’ve got the other. Control and Fear at war… Continue reading Tug of War
Another day, another appointment. This is the reality for children in Foster Care. Whether it’s a child’s first day in foster care in a new placement or his or her’s 586th day in care- the appointments are a part of the process. Guardian at Litem appointment. Therapy. Doctor’s Appointment. Children’s Family Team Meeting. Home visits.… Continue reading Foster Care: The Reality of Appointments for Children