Christmas Gifts & Foster Children

Angel Trees. Those trees you see every year around the holidays, covered with tags on which are written the names, ages, and wishlists of children in need. You've seen them, right??   They can typically be found in the malls as well as at your local Walmart, Kmart, and various other department stores. Name: Michael... Continue Reading →

Just don’t know what to say…

I know that it's oddly ironic that I haven't blogged since I wrote the blog about whether or not I should continue blogging... Fact is, I just don't know what to say right now. Sometimes I feel like I have too much to say and I'm able to put it all into words.  Sometimes I... Continue Reading →

Think before you speak.

I almost deleted my blog today. I was sitting here last night, in my normal spot at the dining room table, with my oldest kid sitting right across from me, and I was considering the possibility of writing for a small local online news source.  They're just starting up, they don't have a lot of... Continue Reading →

OMG Make it STOP!

I was planning for today to be relatively relaxing.  We had to do some general cleaning (a couple loads of laundry and the usual daily stuff), we needed to go shopping but the hubby usually handles that, and that was about it.  Well, and the hour and a half of driving we had to do... Continue Reading →

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

I emailed the Guardian ad Litem program this morning to let them know that I was no longer interested in volunteering with their program.  I was disappointed in a way, but relieved at the same time. A Guardian ad Litem, in case you didn't already know, is a volunteer who works with children in foster... Continue Reading →

The Quest for Social Security Cards

It was just about a year ago... there I sat, in my car outside the social security office at 8:30 in the morning, with my children's birth certificates in hand.  I was determined to be one of the first people in the door, get my kids social security cards ordered and get on with my... Continue Reading →

The Start of a Conversation

I'd like to have a conversation about the inefficiencies of government. HUGE topic...  I know... but bear with me, please. I have a feeling this will turn into a series of posts, but let me just start with the basics. I think that the first sign of a real problem, for me at least, was... Continue Reading →

Feeling a little hypocritical

About a year ago I wrote this for Families.com. In case you don't have the time to go read it (though I do, of course, recommend that you do), it's all about how adoptive parents should join support groups whether or not they currently need support themselves.  I went to a group hoping to build... Continue Reading →

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