Monthly Archives: December 2011

Big Questions

As I may have mentioned once or twice, we tend to overanalyze things in this house. Five whole minutes debating which diaper bag to bring to church. (Side note:  After a whole 8 weeks of foster parenting, my first foster … Continue reading

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That’s a Christmas Present

I haven’t been to a real church service in a long time. I tried a few different churches in the area, without a good fit. Today, we met Pumpkin’s mom at her church, and it felt like a real community. … Continue reading

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Unfair System

Zucchini has been on a waiting list to see a psychiatrist for nine months. After a previous home took her off of medication they did not see a need for, she has been waiting nine months to see a psychiatrist … Continue reading

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4:30 am. Oh crap.

At 4:30am, a smarter woman would be sleeping, stocking up on sleep for little Pumpkin’s first cold. Or, at least reading last month’s book club book while the house is still quiet. But, this woman has been bitten. BIT.TEN. By … Continue reading

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Whoops

Oh, and Zucchini is ten. Did we forget to update the files? So sorry. The idea of a ten year old, a four year old, and an infant–in addition to needing to remodel/rearrange our house in 60 days, deal with … Continue reading

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Protected: Our Angel

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Not that crazy. Yet.

Letter to my friend: ……” so that means Pumpkin could go back and live with his mom, and we would still have the two girls. Which isn’t a bad thing. Except it would defeat our intention of bringing siblings together. … Continue reading

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Our Response

Letter we sent to The Stork, Pumpkin’s caseworker, girls’ adoption worker, and guardian-at-litem’s office. Hello, Thank you so much for meeting with us and providing us with all the information you have shared regarding Zucchini and Carrot. We really appreciate … Continue reading

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Pause Before Posting

I had a post brewing in my head all day Thursday. About how I don’t think about the big picture of Pumpkin staying or leaving, but then something happens and I over react to being asked to dress him in … Continue reading

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Making friends with technology

Being a foster parent makes you grow in new and unexpected ways. It makes me embrace technology. I like getting my pictures in print form and the actual act of putting them in an album. I like arranging them and … Continue reading

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