Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pack the Night Before

Since I was driving the kids to Y camp, I thought I should take advantage of the time and, you know, actually work out. I got out my swimsuit and change of clothes, but after a certain ten-year old’s crying … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster

Monday morning:  TPR trial scheduled to start. 10am: One trial is scheduled ahead of biomom’s case. No one is sure if that case will be settled out of court or not. 11:30am: Talk with social worker.  Other case was resolved … Continue reading

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Why do you do it?

Ms Betty–you cared for this child for over two years. I  have no doubt that you care about her.  You never planned on adopting her (stated yourself you are too old) but were pretty vocal about the only other family … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry

To all the foster parents that I judged for treating your foster children differently than your biological children, based on some casual observation, I am sorry.  I didn’t know. I vowed that any child who lived in our house would … Continue reading

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Weight of it All

There are days when the number of unknowns is overwhelming. TPR trial is scheduled to start next week, but will probably be postponed. Apparently, in family court, it is common practice to “schedule” more trials than will actually occur.  So, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Butterfly

Our little Carrot turned five this weekend!  Her first birthday party ever was a huge success. Thanks to p.interest, we had a Hungry Caterpillar/butterfly party. I am happy to sacrifice a little (a lot) of my perfectionist tendencies, so my … Continue reading

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Young Hearts

Unpacking from our SUCCESSFUL family camping trip, I tell Zucchini she can pile her dirty laundry in with ours, as I will be doing laundry all day.  Zucchini: Ugh, that sounds bor-ing. Me: Yup, that’s what happens when  you’re a … Continue reading

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