Stage not age

Stage not age

Wouldn’t it be nice if each child came with their own instruction manual?  One that would change with the child, a constant relevant reference?  If that was available, I would sign up to get one.  I’d even pay for an update each time it came out.  The...
Overloaded

Overloaded

Today was one of those days.  Well actually, overall it was a good day.  Both of my boys went to camp and my daughter was in summer school.  I was able to spend a WHOLE day with my best friend.  I so needed this girlfriend time.  We had a fantastic day shopping,...
Love wanted

Love wanted

If you have been reading my blog posts, you will know that we have 3 children by adoption, all with varying invisible disabilities.  One of our children has been affected by childhood trauma. Before they arrived in our lives and came home to us, they had years of...
Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

Summer time is here, which means family road trips.  I love going on road trips and taking in all of the scenery that our beautiful province has to offer.  Also it makes for some great memories.  We’ve been on 2 road trips so far this summer and have another one...
Anniversary

Anniversary

I’d like to wish my husband a Happy Anniversary.  16 years!! Who knew where we’d be and what life would have looked like when we first got together. I can’t even remember what my expectations were when I first got married.  Life has taken so many...
Puzzles

Puzzles

As I sit here writing, I reflect what it’s like to raise a child that has experienced trauma and other disabilities combined. Often I think of it as a big jigsaw puzzle, one that you’re working on but never get to see the picture first. So really, you...
Celebrations

Celebrations

Celebrations, holidays and traditions have always been important to me.  I love having friends and family around sharing in these moments together.  I enjoy the business and surprisingly feel calm in all the chaos.  These times for our children, however,  aren’t...
Choices

Choices

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed thinking about the challenges that my children face due to their birth histories.  They all have had some kind of exposure, whether it be, drugs, alcohol, trauma or a combination of these.  They have all had a harder start to life. Many of...
Summer Excitement

Summer Excitement

So many families get excited to have the school year end and summer begin.  I love a bit of a change in pace too.  I’m sure many of us welcome a bit of sleeping in, not being rushed out the door and not having to come up with one.more.lunch., but we’re not...

Frustration on Friday

I had my day all planned out.  It was a busy one, but that was ok.  I knew where I had to be and what time, I even made sure I scheduled time to eat lunch.  The plan was get up, eat breakfast, chill a bit, open bank accounts, eat lunch, go to vision therapy, go to...