Monthly Archives: June 2008

attachment, fasd and being 10 in a 16 yr old’s body

How does one differentiate between adoption issues,insecure attachment,fasd and simply being a butt? My oldest dd is expecting her second child in Dec. She and her husband lost their first son to HLHS when he was 32 days old. She … Continue reading

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communication sort of

My three at home don’t have conversations with us very often. If they do they are shallow and often pointless. There isn’t so much give and take as much as scripts and monosyllabic responses to questions.¬† Tonight at dinner it … Continue reading

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fallout and balance

We had an unexpected interview for a homestudy¬† update last week. The kids did well the day after the interview.( why are your parents adopting? Are you glad they adopted you? What happens when you break the rules?)¬† They were … Continue reading

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so why homeschool

I am not a rabid home schooler. I do believe that there are families who have no buisness schooling their own children. I do believe there are good public schools out there. I have seen two. I have had school … Continue reading

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Birthdays and other good stuff

I share a birthday with my oldest grand daughter. She turned 3 and I turned…..much older. The cake was a pink butterfly cake made by her mama and there was a water fight in the backyard for entertainment. How many … Continue reading

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two days of crappola

I hate CPS. I hate the system. I hate it when the powers that be decide they do not have to do their job. I hate it even more when my agency, who is supposed to be our advocate as … Continue reading

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family is who loves you

One of my families greatest strengths is it’s solidarity. My kids all look out for each other . My younger kids adore their niece and nephews. The grand babies worship their aunts and uncles. My grown kids try and advocate … Continue reading

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So…when does it end

Three of my children were abused and forced to abuse others while young children. They witnessed pretty horrible things. Their father once had my then 5 yr old son kill his own kitten as a warning of what would happen … Continue reading

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here we go…. Love is a choice.

Probably the first post is the hardest. After all where does one start? I think it will be about what is most dear to my heart right now and that is adoption. We, Don and I, adopt older kids. We … Continue reading

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