The Holidays & Adoptive Families: 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity in December

Its the most magical time of the year! I don’t know about you, but I am being bombar- … er, I mean, … REMINDed of that fact 24-7 right now.   But is it really, for…

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Halloween Candy: Is It Really Worth All the Drama?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Halloween candy is one of many polarizing issues in parenting. Although not quite on a level with homeschooling vs. public schooling, circumcision or vaccines, … it is still a subject…

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We Didn’t Save Him: Addressing the Hero Complex in Adoption

When we began our foster care journey, and subsequently with our four placements (Mancub, Little Bean, Tiny Princess and Sweet Potato), we have heard about how “awesome” we are. And before I get to the meat…

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What to Expect in the First 30 Days of Your New Foster Placement

You have just spent the last six months to a year waiting for your first foster placement. You have completed mountains of paperwork, answered personal questions, made maps and emergency plans, and passed background checks. At…

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Beauty and the Beast and Looking Past Behavior

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Last week, something cool happened: Disney’s new version of Beauty and the Beast went live on Netflix! This was super exciting for me because as the parent of two…

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