Family Traditions and Foster Children

So you completed your training, you submitted all the references, you waited on a background check, and you’ve been waiting ever so patiently for your first foster care placement so you can welcome them with open arms…and then the call comes for your foster children! As we head into the holiday season, we especially begin… Continue reading Family Traditions and Foster Children

‘Twas the season… to meet “Moose”

It was just after Thanksgiving, our big adoption had finalized that past year and things were really feeling “settled”. We hadn’t ended our time as foster parents entirely, knowing that we could provide respite to friends of ours and that we would have a quicker connection to any resources we would possibly need in the… Continue reading ‘Twas the season… to meet “Moose”

The North Pole is COLD. And other revelations brought on by the kids.

About 5 years ago, a good friend of mine invited me and the younger half to the North Pole (the NY edition of course). There is a tiny theme park filled with loads of nostalgic rides and SANTA but you know what else I learned about the good ole North Pole. It’s cold. Really... the… Continue reading The North Pole is COLD. And other revelations brought on by the kids.

The year that even the dog left us…

It was the most wonderful (crazy, chaotic) time of the year… -Our youngest was turning 5 -We had just gained four new family members ages 1, 3, 6, and 7 -Thanksgiving and Christmas were just around the corner So what else could we worry about? There was so much on our plates…the “to-do” list was… Continue reading The year that even the dog left us…

A Christmas Eve Story…for your December Eve night…

Let me tell you a story…it started out as all ill-fated plans usually do- Bob and I tried to do something nice for the kids. A very kind neighbor mentioned that Santa would be coming to a party on Christmas Eve at his house and thought we might like him to stop by our home on his… Continue reading A Christmas Eve Story…for your December Eve night…

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… put that shriveled credit card away! -15 (cheap) kids gifts for Christmas

Coupons for Time, Tasks, or “get out of chores free” Sleigh riding hill- pre packed down and ready to go- make a flyer for your fabulous hill and wrap it in a box! Make them a scrap book page in a shadow box with photos of your favorite memories this year Bake stuff. Make brownies… Continue reading Black Friday, Cyber Monday… put that shriveled credit card away! -15 (cheap) kids gifts for Christmas