Posts tagged with: parenting teens


Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you -Kahlil Gibran  ... 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

Dozer got a job, y’all!

Now I have two children who are part of the workforce! Maybe I haven’t fucked them up too bad, after all!!! Kidding. Mostly.  But anyway, I am SO proud of my baby girl who is bravely forging her way into... Read More


My essay on parenting my oldest daughter just went live on Brain, Mother. Check it out, and feel free to share or comment on the site, or here. Also, you are welcome to reblog.  Transitions... Read More

What is this alchemy at play?

My teenaged daughter just asked for my opinion on a clothing issue. And then she took my advice. Brb- going to buy a lottery ticket!... Read More

Hunker Down

I’ve been quiet this week, in the midst of what feels like a storm. Feeling like I can never catch my breath, like we will never get into this routine of school and activities and All The Things that must... Read More