Posts tagged with: foster parenting

Slip-Sliding Away

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”- John Lennon   It’s been a rough week. In foster care, they say that every case has a honeymoon period, and it’s true. Kids usually... Read More


In most states, foster parents are allowed to intervene in their foster child’s case after having the child in their home for a certain length of time. In Texas, on year is usually considered the standard amount of time you... Read More

A Willing Heart

Every  birthday, from the time I was very small, I waited at the door for my father, until the candles would burn down almost too small, and he never came. My abuela would tell me he wasn’t coming, that my... Read More

Another New Plan

I wish I could show you how beautiful Flower is. She is stunning, as in model pretty. What is even more beautiful than her appearance is her heart. Her bravery, determination, and positivity. I admire her. Last Friday, she shared... Read More


The children that come to me are wilted, root bound, or have root systems so shallow that their hold on this world is tenuous. They are fragile and dry, fearful and bent by the weight of what they carry. Their... Read More


The bonus boys’ English is improving greatly. Every day it gets a little easier to communicate. Our foster agency is amazing. The caseworkers don’t expect the foster homes to do all the work, and are actually partners, and grateful for... Read More

Days Two and Three

***Please excuse any typos or poor writing. It’s all I can do to squeeze out the brain power needed to write this. After a somewhat failed shopping trip yesterday, we ventured out to one of our local free concerts in... Read More

Bread Crumbs

It probably started last October, but I’m aware it began before I was born. But last October, my kids told me they missed fostering, wanted to bring on more kids. I shelved the idea. The work was too hard, too... Read More


A lipstick hippie and wanna be urban farmer blogs on life, motherhood, and foster parenting. Want to follow my new improved grown up blog over on Facebook? Come on, give it a likey! Tumblewieds... Read More

I cried yesterday.

At Chik-Fil-A, as I was watching my tiny boy play with a group of other rough and tumble toddlers. We’d just finished an exhaustive process of picking the best Thomas the Train track set and paying for it with with... Read More