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Killing the Pineapple

All of the Trauma Mamas out there hold a single truth in common: we set the achievement bar for our children squarely at the “progress” mark. 1,539 more words


Too big for me......

When the boys first came to us it felt a little crazy taking in two babies. After all, our original plan was to just provide respite for other foster families. 581 more words

Marriage And Mommy-hood

One Less Lonely Girl

It’s been a year since our foster girl first pointed out she could kill me with a steak knife–and it wasn’t the last threat on my life. 805 more words

Luanne reblogged this on Don't We Look Alike? and commented:

Patience, love, and strength--that's some of what it takes.

One Year Later

Last year at this time I had just been visited by CPS for what would end up being the worst year I have survived in the states. 560 more words


Many phone calls, no kids

I haven’t felt much like recording every little twist and turn as we wait for foster placements. But I got the urge today, so here I am. 677 more words


Mom Shopping

Another football season begins again. Carl is an intrepid linebacker, even if he is in the 20tg percentile for height.He never gives up.  Mary is cheerleading her heart out. 1,572 more words


Is this thing on?

So we’ve been–to put it mildly–absent. What gives, right?

Well, so after our last post, ironically titled “Whirlwind,” there was kind of a… stop to everything. 514 more words