Category Archives: Foster Care

Foster care – a heart wrenching, heart breaking job that is worth every ounce of effort you put into it. Because the kids are worth it.

Adoption Day! Here at LAST!!!!

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This is it! Finally! After 2 years, 3 months and 13 days of having The’Bug in our family, today is THE DAY that the Judge finally makes it official! The’Bug will really and truly and forever be OURS!!!!! All I can say is… Wow! At 72 and 56 years old, Bob and I are going Read More →

Focus on the Freckles…and setting firm and fair boundaries for your child.

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Sometimes I get so frustrated caring for and raising this child of mine, that I forget why we chose to adopt her and raise her in the first place. I have always coached the employees of my preschool with the statement “You must get the behaviors under control, and then you can start having fun!” And Read More →

!!!Happy New Year 2016!!!

Happy New Year 2016

Here we are starting a New Year. What does that mean? I think it can mean so many things, so many new possibilities. I see a trend of people choosing specific “words”  to use as general goals, rather than specific promises, or New Year’s Resolutions. Perhaps because New Year’s Resolutions seem to be made to be broken, and Read More →

RAD whining

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I don’t want to fall into the habit of whining…it’s too easy…and yet it seems to be my go-to place lately. I hate that. But…I had a rough day with my Li’l Rosebug yesterday. Even though she is flying through the schoolwork, it’s not for lack of arguing and fighting with me every step of Read More →

SQUIRREL!

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We are starting a new school today, my li’l Rosebug and I. It’s an online homeschool called “Connections Academy”. We put the ‘Bug in public school for first grade last year. Boy was THAT a waste of time! At that point we didn’t know we were going to be adopting her, and I didn’t have Read More →

Time on a Wall…

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Pretty tight schedule around here on weekday mornings. I get up at 4am and work on the computer as that is the only time that my brain function and peace and quiet coordinate around here. My first childcare kid comes in about 5:30. Thankfully my early childcare kids are content to watch TV in the morning, Read More →

A Year Old Conversation

An old conversation I had with a respected friend a year ago about my li’l Rosebug:   ME: Her teacher cut down on homework significantly. I felt like 90% of her problems are attitudinal, with focus issues…. It is just so hard to pin point. When she is in a good, cooperative space (which is rare when Read More →