I’ve lost a lot of weight recently. It’s not all that new or different as I’ve yoyo-ed a lot over the past 20 years or so, but… Read more “I Am More Than My Weightloss”
If I was writing this letter two years ago it would have been written very differently. I probably would have berated you for the choices you made. I would have accused you of not trying hard enough to connect with the child in your care, and I would have told you how unimpressed I was with your decisions. There is a good chance that my words would have been unkind and hurtful.
A family can be a group of people who come together simply because they all have love for the same child. Our family may not look like everyone else’s, but it works.
I have officially been a foster mom for an entire year. In that year I have learned many valuable lessons that I would like to share with… Read more “Confessions of a Working Mother: Tips For New Foster Parents From a Foster Mom and Foster Son”
A little over eight months ago I became a foster parent at the age of 28. When I started the fostering process I was nearly positive that… Read more “My Foster Son, His Mom, and a Trip to the Fair”
If you’ve been here for a bit, you know that CTWM’s primary mission, along with keeping it real, is Judgement-Free Motherhood. The second the idea was born… Read more “My First Foray into Judgement Free Motherhood”
I’ve been asked that question before and always felt caught off guard. Who am I to say? Our foster journey was brief, relatively speaking, and though we… Read more “What Makes a Good Foster Parent?”
I’m so glad I kept a journal in my early days of parenting, when we were first meeting our children, and learning the foster parent dance. There… Read more “A Memory”
In the fall of 2011, my wife and I had three beautiful children that we had been parenting for just about 2 years. There had been talk of… Read more “A Defining Moment: Meeting My Children's Mother”