re-al (adj.): genuine, not artificial or imaginary.
My journey as a single foster mom.

New Blessing & Karma

So, I’ve had my new 6 yr old darling for one week & one day now. And she is adorable and yet one of her particular quirks is that she constantly tells me “I know.”
My mom thinks that she is the perfect child for me, as she reminds me I used to drive my Granny up a wall telling her “I know” to things I couldn’t possibly know.
Oh, karma….how you haunt me.

bookkats:

Christmas Books: Classics, Children’s, Adult’s, Books you didn’t know were about Christmas
Every year I look for a great Christmas book to read during Advent. Here are some that I enjoy…View Post

Good list!

bookkats:

Christmas Books: Classics, Children’s, Adult’s, Books you didn’t know were about Christmas

Every year I look for a great Christmas book to read during Advent. Here are some that I enjoy…

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Good list!

bradmathias:

Timing is everything…Advent reminds us to “look” for Christ’s coming. To remember anew that Christ did come2013 years…View Post

As I sit waiting for a Foster Placement at Christmas. (I was REALLY looking forward to having kids at Christmas) this blog post about God’s perfect timing is a good reminder.

bradmathias:

Timing is everything…

Advent reminds us to “look” for Christ’s coming. To remember anew that Christ did come2013 years…

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As I sit waiting for a Foster Placement at Christmas. (I was REALLY looking forward to having kids at Christmas) this blog post about God’s perfect timing is a good reminder.

scaremoonturkey:

I saw this last year and swooned because of the cute - the sheep and the star, you guys!!! Love it! I hope you do too!

Sweet!

thatmegan:

Just Watch It!!

People are beautiful more often than not!

geekparenting:

What a wise little boy and another parenting win!

Love!  There ARE no girl colors or boy colors.

geekparenting:

What a wise little boy and another parenting win!

Love! There ARE no girl colors or boy colors.

Placement Pending

So, today I’m going to meet a little girl, who has been removed from her second foster family since August.  :(

I understand that she has tantrums.  I feel equipped to handle that.  (of course, having said that, it will probably be harder than I think :) ) But, I do feel that tantrums aren’t much and can be fairly quickly quelled with much structure and love.  

I’ve never actually gotten to meet a child first, so I don’t know if she’s coming home with me, or if I’ll get her tomorrow, or what…

more later…

pbsparents:

As parents, we want to raise confident readers, but between commercials for teaching our babies to read and the large sections of flash cards and workbooks at the store, the whole prospect of how to accomplish it can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it may be easier than we think. Here are 10 workbook-free ways you can raise a more confident reader!

Read the full post here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/2013/12/raise-confident-reader/

These are great tips!!

Heather Scott